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    CPU Performance Engineer

    • 16037
    • 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 is looking for an individual to work in our modelling and performance analysis team, in order to further aid CPU design.

    The performance modelling team within the CPU group is responsible for early performance exploration and analysis of the next generation CPUs. The team interacts closely with the CPU RTL designers to investigate and evaluate new micro-architectural ideas and design trade-offs to shape the micro-architecture for the next products. To evaluate these ideas and drive the performance of the CPUs, the team develops C++ based performance models of the micro-architecture.

    Job Purpose
    The key objectives of this role include:
    • To collaborate with hardware design engineers to prune the design space of next generation products, understanding performance opportunities on current processors and investigate potential micro-architectural enhancements.
    • Taking arole in the development, testing and maintenance of the software performance models for ARM’s advanced CPU and system level IPs
    • Technically supporting other specialists by sharing your technical expertise and experience.
    • To contribute to the continuous improvement of ARM modelling methodologies.
    • This role requires close interaction with ARM development teams working on micro-architecture design, advanced architectures, software development, and validation.
    Job Requirements
    Job Requirements

    Job Requirements

    Education & Qualifications
    You will have a good university degree, ideally in electronic engineering or computer science, although other graduates would be considered if they have relevant experience.

    Essential Skills & Experience
    • Detailed understanding of CPU micro-architecture.
    • Expertise in C++

    • Strong software development experience, including design specification, coding, testing, and debugging.
    • Experience of exploring and evaluating ideas and performance related to processor micro-architecture
    • Experience of performance modelling
    • Experience with RTL and SystemC simulators.
    • Familiarity with ARM architectures and instruction sets.
    • Knowledge of System Architectures including OS kernel internals.
    • Experience of Unix development environment.

    What are the desired behaviours for this role?
    At ARM, we are proud to have a set of behaviours that reflect our unrivaled culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape exceptional. These behaviours are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

    • Delivery of results – You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you aim to overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about what you do.
    • Partner / customer focus – Your tendency to put your partners and customers first in all that you do by understanding their needs and striving to achieve our goals.
    • Creativity / innovation – Possessing curiosity and a real passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.
    • Collaboration / communication – Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.
    • Personal impact / influence – You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.
    • Team / personal development – You take time to drive your own development, while also encouraging team members and partners to do the same.

    With offices around the world, ARM is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented engineers. 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
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