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    Memory Flow and Design Application Engineer

    • 16345
    • Applications Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Physical Design
    • Physical Design - Design Automation
    • 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 is a state-of-art company providing high-performance, high-quality, and low-power CPUs and Physical Libraries to world's leading chip and device manufacturers.

    The Physical Design Group inside Arm builds Physical IP of various types like Standard Cells, Memory, IO and Analog which are extensively used by thousands of IC designers around the world to design leading-edge chips down to 20nm and below.

    A dedicated team of expert engineers in software, methodology and flow development aids this process of building leading-edge chips and Physical IPs. The software team works with a huge pool of accomplished designers to ensure that Arm produces the best products with the best productivity in the industry. We work in collaboration with production teams in building current and future products at a lower cost, higher quality, and in a shorter time by developing/improving in-house software tools. The software tools thus designed is key to the success of Arm's physical IPs since they define the entire design flow and IP validation of a physical library.

    What will be your primary task?

    As part of the internal Application Engineers team, your job will consist of providing local and worldwide support to memory library development teams. You will act as first level support for the memory library validation flow.

    You should be able to provide support in the form of workarounds but also to propose long term solutions to the design teams.

    You will also help in organizing information and training sessions in order to deploy the latest state of the art methodologies and tools.

    In which context are you going to work ?

    The role offers a phenomenal opportunity to work at the interface of accomplished software engineers and expert memory design engineers providing great opportunities to learn and contribute in both fields.

    You will be participating with them in problem specification, problem-solving, crafting and implementing those designs and solutions.

    What will you achieve?

    In charge of enabling the production team to reach the highest development quality and delivering as per customer requirements, being a problem solver, you will find demanding and rewarding environment providing opportunities to build strong relationship and teamwork with various teams inside the company. 

    Job Requirements

    • Be the interface between Design Engineers production team and Software Development team.
    • Contribute to memory development support, new tools and methodologies deployment and continuous improvement.
    • Have a global understanding of memory design and development in advanced technology (45nm and beyond)
    • Understand physical verification, memory characterization, FE verification, release procedure and QA flow of the memory compilers
    • Work with senior members of the team to continually define, improve and develop memory infrastructure and methodologies
    • Understand Arm memory development flow and internal software
    • Familiar with the project development constraints

    Education & Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Phenomenal teammate is willing to find opportunities to collaborate with teammates located all over the world.
    • Analytical rigour with good problem solving and debugging skills
    • Experience in Memory compiler design and validation flow.
    • Experience with other EDA tools such as XPS, design_compiler, ICC, Physical Compiler, PrimeTime, SoC Encounter
    • Scripting experience: Python, Tcl, Perl, make
    • Able to work in autonomy with a high degree of initiative

    Desirable Skills & Experience

    • Experience in memory, logic or IO libraries development.
    • Experience in application engineer role.
    • Good learning skills
    • Understanding of Modeling Languages including Verilog and VHDL.
    • Understanding of transistor-level power management techniques
    • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
    • Understanding and project experience with the following: circuit/layout w/ submicron technologies (28nm or smaller), design for manufacturability (DFM) layout techniques, memory modelling and verification, and familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso (DFII, Opus) would be helpful
    • Programming experience: Experience in C, C++, Java a plus.


    • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
    • Annual bonus plan
    • Health, Life and Accident Insurance
    • Development opportunities

    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 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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