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    CPU Hardware Design Engineer

    • 15965
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Central Engineering - CPU
    • Central Engineering - CPU Engineering
    • UK
    • Cambridge


    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’s hardware is at the heart of the computing and connectivity revolution that continues to transform the way people live and businesses operate. Working as a team and engaging with the world’s most famous technology companies, we are driving innovation into all areas that compute is possible to help us build better solutions for the billions of people using our technology worldwide. With our advanced processor designs providing the intelligence in billions of silicon chips to date our engineers are surrounded by cutting edge products they have helped to create. As we continue to grow we need the best engineers to join a team building on decades of industry leading experience.

    You will be based at ARM's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

    Job Requirements

    As a Design engineers in the CPU Group are responsible for driving the specification and development of the next-generation of microprocessors. They are required to have in-depth understanding across all the elements that contribute to the products’ successful delivery, including low-power design techniques, awareness of the impact of design decisions on system performance, ability to produce designs that are area efficient, and the verification techniques that are employed to ensure high-quality robust designs.

    We are looking for expert engineers who are capable of contributing to, or managing a team through, all phases of the design flow. This includes:

    • The definition and implementation of hardware designs
    • Technically supporting other specialists
    • Building and reviewing design and verification documentation
    • Planning and tracking design tasks to meet the targets at the planned time
    • Coaching and mentoring junior design engineers

    Job Requirements:

    Essential Skills and Experience

    • You will need experience of RTL design for complex ASIC products
    • Your ability to make trade-offs between power, performance will be vital.
    • Exposure to all stages of design will be crucial: initial concept, specification, implementation and testing, documentation and support
    • Exposure to producing specifications and documentation describing complex designs
    • You will have the ability to work under time-scale pressure and meet bold targets without compromising on quality
    • Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture
    • You will have practical experience of working on microprocessor designs
    • Technical team leadership experience
    • Experience of mentoring and coaching
    • Experience of technical interaction with customers
    • Knowledge of assembly language (preferably ARM), C/C++ and/or hardware verification languages e.g. SystemVerilog, Specman ‘e’


    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 is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package.

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our open culture and guide our decisions, defining how

    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 (what does collaborate)



    -  Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up the pool of people you connect with

    -  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 be responsible for your own progress



    -  Be quirky not egocentric

    -  Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’

    -  Make trust our default position

    -  Hold strong opinions lightly



    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.

    Cambridge, UK - Global HQ
    Arm Ltd.
    110 Fulbourn Road
    GB-CB1 9NJ
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