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    Senior Verification Digital Design engineer

    • 15705
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Physical Design
    • Physical Design - Engineering
    • France
    • Sophia Antipolis


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    Job Description

    Arm Physical Design Group (PDG) delivers the most comprehensive and advanced physical IP solution allowing the implementation of complex SoC designs. What Arm PDG offers is the oldest and most widely used in the industry and includes logic IP, Standard Cell, Embedded Memory Compilers, Interface IP and Processor Optimization Pack (POPs). All of the Arm physical IP products are specifically optimized for each foundry and process technology from 250nm to 7-5nm semiconductor processes for various foundries and IDMs.

    The Digital IPs, Reference Design and Verification (DRV) group engages in the validation of the library products offered by Arm Physical Design Group on Silicon. We design on test chips aimed to validate IP products (logic libraries, memories, IOs, Analog blocks, System IPs) for advanced semiconductor processes (viz. >90nm, 90nm, 65nm, 40nm, 32nm, 28nm ,14nm and 7nm) for various leading foundries and IDMs around the world. We then characterize and test the silicon dies created by the foundries. These IPs are used by SOC companies & integrated in their design. It is imperative to validate them, to confirm their functionality to customers.

    Job Purpose

    You will work as part of the PDG DRV team, being responsible for digital pre-silicon design verification, from IP level to SoC level.

    Your area of work will cover verification, integration of IPs, RTL design and development/improvement of flow/methodology for verification.

    You will be using a broad array of skills necessary to validate digital IPs at RTL and gate level, but also to fix and/or develop RTL design. You will be able to run synthesis and have the basics to setup constraints. You are familiar with DFT concepts and capable to run ATPG, knowledge on memory BIST insertion would be appreciated.

    We push every team member to propose, discuss with the rest of the team all changes that improve the efficiency.

    To be a successful contributor inside your team you are persistent, pragmatic, globally aware, ethically strong, believe in making a profit and be prepared to work hard to get the job done time after time. Delivery of results is an important measurement of success in this role.

    Job Requirements

    • You understand IPs specification, you will target
    • You will define and document the verification environment you will use to find bugs in the IPs or SOC you will test; plus specifying the verification sign-off criteria;
    • You will build testbenches by using the appropriate methodology and programming language(s)
    • Running tests to validate all features and stress the design in corner cases to find all possible bugs.
    • You will improve the Quality of Results of the verification flow
    • You will propose to the technical lead area of improvement that you will have identified
    • You will participate to design tasks

    Education & Qualifications

    Engineering Master’s Degree(s) in Electronic, Microelectronic

    Essential skills and Experience

    • Good knowledge with validation at SOC and IP level
    • Good knowledge with Verilog and system Verilog for testbench (rtl, gate level and power aware simulation)
    • Good knowledge with UVM methodology
    • Experience of RTL coding with Verilog and system Verilog
    • Knowledge of DFT and experience with ATPG
    • Experience of developing scripts (Python, Perl, tcl, …) for automation purpose
    • General understanding of semiconductor IP development threads and challenges
    • Experience of working with remote and international teams
    • Fluency in English is mandatory
    • You have a general understanding of semiconductor manufacturing processes and application to IP development (Design rules, Design for Manufacturing, Spice modelling….)
    • Knowledge of AMBA family

    Social Skills

    It is important for you to be:

    • Committed and highly driven to achieve objectives - Able to handle tasks through to completion
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style – Job requires extensive collaboration with Customers and internal organization (Engineering, Operations, Management)
    • Reliable and open-minded with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written - Ability to express ideas effectively and produce well-constructed arguments
    • Able to understand commercial realities and implications for projects and company

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our rare culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary:

    We not I

    • Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive.
    • No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective.
    • Information is crucial, share it.
    • Realise that we win when we collaborate — and that everyone misses out when we don’t.

    Passion for progress

    • Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up your network of connections.
    • Difficult things can take unexpected directions. Stick with it.
    • Make feedback positive and expansive, not negative and narrow.
    • The essence of progress is that it can’t stop. Grow with it and own your own progress.

    Be your brilliant self

    • Be quirky not egocentric.
    • Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’.
    • Make trust our default position.
    • Hold strong opinions lightly.

    Arm has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling a vibrant, 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.


    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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