Sophia Antipolis, France
Physical Design InternApply now
Piece Together The World’s Most Powerful Puzzle
This world has a design. It’s infinite yet discoverable. Small yet powerful. Our design engineers must all at once predict it and create it. From implementation of the most advanced CPU, GPU and HPC processors on the planet to dreaming up every eventuality that could put our SoC and system IP to the test, we puzzle over the biggest questions of our time. And microarchitect the future.
Work At The Very Edge
At Arm, you’re in a position to influence 95% of the world’s connected devices and all of their applications. Healthcare, infrastructure, virtual reality… you’ll affect hundreds, if not thousands of industries worldwide, racing towards new milestones in human endeavour.
Learning And Development
Whether you want to learn a new programming language, explore your management potential or witness the latest innovations at industry conferences, we promise you both the freedom and the support to develop when you want it.
We'll always encourage you to take plenty of annual leave, so you stay fresh and inspired. But you know what really does it? When we encourage you to take an extended, paid four-week sabbatical after 4 years of service.
You're a human being, not a resource. So it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, our flexible progressive leave allows you to put your family first without worrying about your career.
We create a safe space for you to look after your mental and physical health, with support ranging from medical insurance to the workplace mental health platform, Unmind. Alongside a growing number of onsite gyms, yoga, cycling and running clubs. All of which comes with a flexible working policy, so you can live life and be your brilliant self.
Do you want to help Arm and its partners to build outstanding products?
Arm’s Sophia Antipolis design centre is located in one of the most appealing parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding design center has delivered leading products from Arm’s Cortex (TM) processor family. These CPUs power some of the world’s best-selling smartphones, tablets and gaming systems, using technology that has taken user experience and performance to another level.
Now you have an opportunity to work with us on the next generation of processors that will appear in the most desirable products over the next 3 years. The local design team is a combination of expert engineers and some of the most enthusiastic and hardworking graduates from the best engineering schools. Collectively, the team is highly creative, collaborative, delivery orientated and committed.
Meeting Area, Frequency, and Power requirements with a reasonable runtime is one of most meaningful activities we encounter when implementing physical IPs, CPU and GPU cores.
As part of the Silicon Enablement Physical Design Implementation team, the intern will be given ownership of an investigation topic directly related to physical implementation performance push and will learn how to implement high performance processors.
We will allocate a dedicated expert engineer to support the intern's progress.
The intern will be responsible for investigating the following topics, under supervision of a tutor, as well as share findings through regular presentation to team and reports:
- Analyse timing correlation between the main physical implementation steps (from standard cells placement to detail routing)
- Correlate critical timing paths between static timing analysis and spice simulation
- Improve physical implementation setup and recipes to improve timing convergence
- Quantify the impact of improved timing convergence on max achievable frequency
Required Skills and Experience:
- Students in their last year of Masters (BAC+5 or equivalent) and available for a 5 to 6-month internship. Students in electronic engineering, computer engineering, computer science, but other relevant degrees may also be considered based on experience.
- A keen curiosity about CPU, GPU and digital systems.
- Exposure or knowledge on synthesis, place and route tools and techniques.
- Excellent attention to detail and creativity
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively and good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:
- Understanding of Power/Performance/Area trade-off in typical CMOS designs.
- An understanding of computer architecture fundamentals and familiarity with digital design concepts
- Familiarity with versioning environment such a git or design sync.
- Use of a Linux environment and shell programming/scripting, for example. bash, git, or make.
Internship duration 5 to 6 months
Working on interesting new projects is exciting, but we also know how meaningful it is to receive support. That's why throughout your internship, you can expect regular feedback and development opportunities, social activities to connect with your peers, an end of summer celebration, plus the opportunity to be *considered for future Graduate positions (*subject to performance). #getreadytogrow
Our program is crafted to give you the best start possible and support your personal growth as well as professional development.
Gain a competitive salary, supportive rewards package, alongside unparalleled learning and networking opportunities from the best in industry.
Accommodations at Arm
At Arm, we want our people to Do Great Things. If you need support or an accommodation to Be Your Brilliant Self during the recruitment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To note, by sending us the requested information, you consent to its use by Arm to arrange for appropriate accommodations. All accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality, and information concerning these requests will only be disclosed as necessary to provide the accommodation. Although this is not an exhaustive list, examples of support include breaks between interviews, having documents read aloud or office accessibility. Please email us about anything we can do to accommodate you during the recruitment process.
Equal Opportunities at Arm
Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don’t discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.
Hybrid Working at Arm
Arm’s hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. We empower groups/teams to determine their hybrid working pattern, with an expected minimum attendance in the office of 20% per month, depending on the work, level of experience and team’s needs. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution.
Life At Arm
Life in the office doesn't get any better. Especially when those offices are as sleek as ours. And the people are as creative and intuitive. Combine that with our popular ‘we, not I' mindset and you enjoy the kind of teamwork and togetherness rarely found elsewhere. We share so much in common, not least the same passion for progress, but we also welcome each other's diversity. Because, ultimately, we love to inspire and be inspired every day.