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Graduate Engineer – CPU Physical Implementation

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Graduate scheme
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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 - from RTL, thorough place and route to STA - 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. 7nm 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
  • Investigating the trade-offs involved in CPU design
  • Tackling 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 enabling them to be successful in the world
  • Collaborating with EDA vendors to extend the best in class results from our processors whilst focussing on the ideal user experience

What skills and qualifications will you need

  • 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 knowledge of hardware description languages (eg. Verilog or System Verilog)
  • You have a background of scripting languages such as Tcl, Python and Perl as well as Unix
  • You appreciate the challenges faced at the nanometre-scale
  • You have passion, curiosity and drive to develop yourself

At Arm, we are proud to have core beliefs that reflect our open culture and guide our decisions. Our beliefs define how we work together, and how we evaluate you. Here is a preview for you:

  • We, Not I: Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive. Realize that we win when we collaborate — and that everyone misses out when we don’t.
  • Passion for Progress: Difficult things can take unexpected directions; stick with it. The essence of progress is that it can’t stop; grow with it and lead your own progress.
  • Be Your Brilliant Self: Be quirky not egocentric. Make trust our default position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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More about this vacancy

East of England
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5