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    Design & Verification Graduates

    • 15975
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Graduates
    • Central Engineering - CPU
    • Central Engineering - CPU Engineering
    • UK
    • Cambridge


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    Job Description


    Are you creative, innovative, and enthusiastic about new technologies? Do you enjoy programming and have a knack for problem solving? We are looking for graduate engineers passionate about a career in digital hardware design and verification.

    At Arm you will shape the future of technology and collaborate in the development of next-generation Media Processors, CPUs, and System components to power billions of devices worldwide.

    Graduate Engineer Roles in the Cambridge CPU Group

    We have exciting opportunities in the Cambridge CPU group, where we develop mainstream processors ranging from high-performance cores to low-power micro-controllers.  We are particularly keen to hire capable graduate engineers who are pursuing a career in CPU design or testbench development, but other roles from those detailed below might be available to candidates with strong skills in other areas.

    Our team consists of many different types of engineer – Performance modelling engineers prototype new features and design options using C++, and analyse trade-offs to ensure we’re always developing the best products.  Design engineers develop the detailed specifications for evermore outstanding CPUs, and use SystemVerilog to turn specification into reality.  Verification engineers develop UVM testbenches using C++, Python, and SystemVerilog to test our CPUs to the highest standards.  Formal verification engineers use mathematical tools to prove that our designs are robust and operating in accordance with the Arm architecture.  System verification engineers hunt bugs when the CPU is integrated in a wider system.  OS engineers ensure that the latest operating systems and software run on our CPUs correctly and efficiently.  Implementation engineers develop synthesis flows and floorplans to optimise our CPUs for the latest transistor technologies across a range of power, performance, and area targets.  Functional Safety experts oversee the development and tracking of product requirements to facilitate use of our CPUs in safety-critical systems.  Security leads ensure our products are resilient against software attacks.

    As a graduate engineer you will work on real projects from day one, with help and guidance from experienced engineers. Through teamwork, training, and dedication to personal development, we ensure that every graduate engineer learns about different aspects of our work, and becomes an expert in the field.

    You will work in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment and will have the opportunity to work on different projects and with different groups through the graduate rotation programme.

    What will your role be?

    • You will help to write specifications for the next generation of Arm’s IP products, analysing trade-offs between different options via modelling in C++, Python, or SystemVerilog.
    • In a design role you will develop IP using SystemVerilog, working with the rest of the design team to deliver a product with leading power efficiency and performance.
    • In a verification role you will verify IP to the highest quality standards using a wide range of methodologies – constrained random simulation using testbenches written in SystemVerilog, running real applications on emulation or FPGA platforms, and using formal methods.

    Job Requirements

    Are you a good fit for Arm?

    In order to be considered, you will need at least a Bachelor’s degree at 2.1 (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Other degree types may be considered with relevant experience.

    Skills and experience that we look for in a Graduate engineer include:

    • An engineering mind-set with strong problem-solving skills
    • A keen interest in processors and digital systems
    • Understanding of computer architecture fundamentals
    • Familiarity with basic digital design concepts
    • Experience of at least one programming language
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Creativity and ability to communicate ideas effectively
    • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

    Other desirable skills include:

    • Knowledge of the Arm architecture
    • Knowledge of design techniques for low power
    • Familiarity with a hardware description language, such as VHDL or Verilog/SystemVerilog
    • Exposure to verification techniques and testbenches (e.g. UVM and Formal)
    • Programming languages such as: assembly language (ideally Arm assembler), higher-level (e.g. C), object-oriented (e.g. C++)
    • Use of a UNIX environment and shell programming/scripting in e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python etc.
    • Exposure to low-level programming or driver development

    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
    • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
    • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
    • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
    • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
    • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
    • Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, 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

    At our global HQ in Cambridge, England we house the majority of our engineering and our corporate groups that deliver our extraordinary success. As a world-renowned university town, Cambridge boasts both a beautiful countryside and a historical town center. Local activities include punting on the River Cam and the many museums that reside within Cambridge University.

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