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    Physical Implementation Engineer

    • 18632
    • 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

    Are you passionate about setting new standards in physical implementation? This is a rare opportunity to become a part of the Cambridge CPU implementation team. The CPU group defines, designs and validates Arm's processor IP - the brains inside billions of electronic devices.

    As a physical implementation engineer, you will join the successful team that has enabled huge volumes of next-generation high-efficiency processors, including the hugely successful Cortex-A53, the most recent Cortex-A55 through to the smallest and most energy efficient Cortex-M0+ processors.

    In this role your mandate will be to influence RTL development whilst innovating, crafting and deploying the latest implementation techniques on live projects. You will provide the quality support that our customers desire and collaborate with them to develop the best products that help influence the world, and you will have the opportunity to drive EDA vendors on leading-edge processes (eg. nm FinFET) whilst pushing the boundaries of power efficiency and influencing physical library development.

    What things will you be responsible for?

    Our team is tightly integrated with the RTL design teams and this gives you an unrivalled opportunity to improve your knowledge of CPU microarchitecture. Your wide-ranging set of responsibilities will include:

    • The physical implementation of Arm processors using the entire implementation flow from RTL through place and route to STA
    • Pursuing complex challenges like low power and methodologies for improving the efficiency of implementation
    • To understand, plan and address the life-cycle phases of engineering projects
    • Working with the sales and marketing teams to support the launch of new cores
    • Supporting our customers and enable them to be successful in the world
    • Collaborating with EDA vendors to enhance the best in class results from our processors whilst focussing on the ideal user experience

    Job Requirements

     What skills and qualifications will you need?

    • Good working knowledge of the entire IC design flow and knowledge of hardware description languages: Verilog or System Verilog
    • Proven expertise in one or more of: synthesis, place and route, LEC and STA
    • An attention to detail and tenacity to chase down problems
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Good analytical skills along with the ability for creative thinking
    • An ability to effectively work alone as well as in a team
    • A professional and enthusiastic approach to work
    • You should have a university degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant technical discipline.

    What might give you the edge?

    Whilst not required, we would love to find out more from you if:

    • You have experience with low power design techniques (power gating, DVFS etc)
    • You have knowledge of Arm based SoCs
    • You are proficient in scripting languages such as Tcl, Python and Perl
    • You have a deep understanding of challenges faced at the nanometre-scale
    • You bring meaningful experience in the industry
    • You have passion and curiosity to grow your expertise

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our creative 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 (what does collaborate)
    Passion for progress
    • 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 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 is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package.

    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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