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    2019 Graduate Physical Implementation Engineer

    • 15513
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Graduates
    • Central Engineering - CPU
    • Central Engineering - CPU Engineering
    • France
    • Sophia Antipolis
    • France
    • Sophia Antipolis


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    Job Description


    Create something that the world is waiting to see!

    ARM’s Sophia Antipolis design center is located in one of the most beautiful parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this exceptional design center has delivered leading products from ARM’s Cortex (TM) processor family. These CPUs power some of the world’s bestselling smartphones, tablets and gaming systems, using technology that has taken user experience and performance to another level.

    Now working on the next generation of processors that will appear in the most desirable products over the next 3 years, the Sophia Antipolis design team is a good combination of very experienced engineers and some of the most talented graduates, coming from the very best engineering schools. Collectively, the team is highly innovative, collaborative, delivery orientated and committed.

    Job Purpose                           

    Meeting Area, Frequency and Power requirements is one of most challenging activities in CPU development. You will work in close loop with micro-architecture designers and standards cells/Macro designers to improve key metrics as well as overall quality of designs targeting 7nm and below technology nodes. Using a broad array of skills, you will also be part of a complete implementation flow development from synthesis to GDS2, including static timing analysis, IR drop analysis and equivalence checking.

    Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

    As a member of the Sophia Antipolis CPU implementation team:

    Working in close loop with CPU design team, you will identify critical paths and timing bottlenecks across IP development, enabling correct trade-off between the various performance metrics of the designs (frequency, IPC, power, area)

    You will have to produce Power/Performance/area figures and help improving CPU micro architecture.

    You will take part of existing CPU benchmarking to get the best possible Quality of Results.


    Job Requirements

    Education & Qualifications

    Preferably graduate from a University or Engineering School, in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science. First experience/exposure on ASIC design flow would be beneficial.

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • Exposure on synthesis/floorplanning/power planning, clock tree, place and route tools and techniques through school projects or internships

    • Understanding of Power/Performance/Area trade-off and floorplanning challenges in typical CMOS design

    • Knowledge of CPU micro-architecture concepts (cache, MMU, pipeline…)

    • Ability to schedule own workload and plan tasks

    • Good communication skills

    • Able to work in French and in English

    Desirable Skills & Experience

    • Knowledge of power domain management through UPF (2.0 and onwards)

    • Knowledge or exposure of advanced process nodes (16nm and below) and advanced timing analysis concept (OCV, AOCV, noise propagation)

    • Knowledge or exposure of DFT techniques

    • Experience of developing scripts (Python, Perl, tcl …) for automation purpose

    • Prior internship in SOC implementation, Sign-off or test can be an advantage

    • Working in UNIX/Linux environment, with bug tracking and source code control systems, especially GIT


    • Salary - depending on experience

    • Discretionary Cash Awards

    • Private Medical Insurance

    • Permanent Health Insurance

    • Life Assurance

    • Contributory Pension

    ARM Benefits


    Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.

    • Annual Bonus Plan
    • Discretionary Cash Award
    • Supplementary pension
    • Private Medical Insurance (employee & family)
    • Life Insurance
    • Holiday, 25 days annual leave
    • Sabbatical, 20 paid business days every four-years of service
    • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
    • Others, free car parking, luncheon vouchers & Public Transport Pass reduction, team and social events

    About Arm

    Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

    About the office

    The staff at the Arm Sophia Antipolis design center is mostly focused on CPU design. Sophia Antipolis is a technology park that’s surrounded by a large national park, with wild boar that live within the city and can be seen strolling through the tech park. It’s conveniently located a quick 30 minute drive southwest of Nice, 45 minutes to Monaco, and only 20 minutes to Cannes.

    Sophia Antipolis, France
    Arm France SAS
    25 Allée Pierre Ziller
    Le Paros
    BP 70124
    F-06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

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