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Principal Design Engineer

Principal Design Engineer
by Admin on 04-01-2022 at 5:32 pm

Website ARM

ARM’s hardware is at the heart of the computing and connectivity revolution that continues to transform the way people live and businesses operate.

Working as a team and engaging with the world’s most famous technology companies, we are driving innovation into all areas that compute is possible, to help us build better solutions for the billions of people using our technology worldwide.

With our cutting-edge processor designs providing the intelligence in billions of silicon chips to date, our engineers are surrounded by groundbreaking products they have helped to create. As we continue to grow we need the best engineers to join a team building on decades of industry leading experience.

Would you like to be part of creative, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, in a role with exciting responsibilities and a chance to create an impact on our industry ? We would love to hear from you!

You will be based at ARM’s Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

Design engineers in the CPU Group are responsible for innovation and development of next-generation microprocessors. They are required to have in-depth understanding across all the elements that contribute to the products’ successful delivery, including: low-power design techniques, awareness of the impact of design decisions on system performance, ability to produce designs that are area efficient, and the verification techniques that are employed to ensure high-quality robust designs.

We are looking for dedicated, expert engineers who are capable of owning parts of CPU micro-architecture, contributing to all phases of the design flow:

  • The definition and implementation of hardware designs
  • Technically supporting other specialists
  • Writing and reviewing design and verification documentation
  • Planning and tracking design tasks to meet the targets at the planned time

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Hands-on experience using System Verilog, Verilog or VHDL HDL for design
  • Experience in synthesisable design that achieve area, frequency and power targets
  • Ability to make judgements on functionality, performance, and physical implementation trade-offs
  • Experience of producing specifications and documentation describing complex designs
  • Ability to own all stages of a project from start to completion: concept, specification, implementation and testing, support
  • Technical reviewing of others’ work
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture

Desirable Experience:

  • Practical experience of working on microprocessor designs
  • Working knowledge of SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA)
  • Mentoring team members
  • Experience in leading teams or projects
  • Knowledge of scripting eg Python, Perl or unix shell scripting
  • Knowledge of assembly language (preferably ARM), C/C++ and/or hardware verification languages e.g. SystemVerilog
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