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    2020 Hardware Intern - System Architecture Development (2-4 months)

    • 17336
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Interns/Students
    • Central Engineering
    • Central Engineering - Central Technology
    • 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

    We have a summer internship position within the Central Technology Systems team in Arm's Cambridge site available. The team is responsible for designing highly optimised System-on-Chip (SoC) architectural designs for various application areas including autonomous driving, IoT, infrastructure and mobile device. We bring together the latest Arm IP such as CPUs, GPUs, ML Processors, video and display controllers and memory system components to ensure these products work together effectively. We also identify improvements to Arm products as they are being developed, as well as propose new products for the targeted application areas. As SoC architects, we also analyse software, which is a key enabler in modern SoC designs. 

    On this internship you will be focusing on developing a prototype new IPs for Arm-based SoC designs. The role is to work with system architects and design engineers to develop prototyping platforms to validate the innovative ideas behind the proposed designs. You should have a strong interest in SoC design and low level software programming. You will be working in a small team and be involved in the investigation and definition of new IP products.

    Job Requirements

    • On track to receive, or have achieved a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related subject
    • Keen interest in computer and system architecture
    • Knowledge of digital circuit design
    • Good communication and team-working skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Experience in software development in C/C++ and Python

    Desirable Skills

    • Competency in Verilog or VHD
    • Familiarity with the Arm AMBA specifications or other bus protocols
    • Knowledge of the Arm architecture
    • Knowledge of design techniques for low power
    • Exposure or working knowledge synthesis/floorplanning/power planning and place and route tools and techniques
    • Use of a UNIX environment and shell programming/scripting in e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python etc.

    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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