Senior CPU Verification Engineer
Arm Ltd - Austin, TX

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Job Description

This role will be based at ARM’s corporate headquarters in the historic city of Cambridge, home to one of the world’s most renowned and oldest Universities. The city is a key driver of global innovation and regularly features as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

As ARM’s largest engineering centre, the Cambridge site is fortunate enough to be involved in development across all areas of ARM’s ever-growing product portfolio. As a Cambridge-based ARM employee, you will be surrounded by world-leading experts and will have the opportunity to work with some of the very best engineers in the industry. If the challenge of working on our cutting-edge technology excites you, and you can meet the requirements of the job description below, we look forward to receiving your application!

This role is for an engineering position in the Cores Implementation activity at ARM.

ARM is the leading IP provider shipping over eight billion cores a year. The Processor Division within ARM develops high performance CPU cores that lie at the heart of many of today’s digital devices.

Within the Processor Division, the Implementation Team drive the standards and methodology behind producing best in class high performance and low power ARM cores and systems in silicon.

With an increasing focus on high performance systems within ARM, this challenging role is a tremendous opportunity to make a real difference within a growing and highly motivated team. With the challenges that leading edge process nodes bring, physical implementation is now one of the key differentiators in SoC design and we have the opportunity to influence process, physical libraries and RTL development to ensure ARM provides leading edge IP.

Job Description
This is a tremendous opportunity to become a part of the ARM Cambridge Design Centre. You will join a small and talented team enjoying the opportunity to innovate and make significant contributions, whilst employing leading-edge technologies and methodologies. This successful team has been central to the development of recent products including Cortex-A7 & Cortex-A53 (both part of big-LITTLE), through to the most energy efficient Cortex-M0+ processors, along with Mali-T6xx series GPUs. The implementation team has also been involved in collaborating with foundries and EDA on leading-edge processes, including FinFETs, and has the capability to influence RTL development, physical library development, leading-edge processes and EDA development.


Co-operate and communicate with the RTL, implementation and circuit teams

Design and implementation of ARM processors, test chips and SoCs

Proven ability for solving complex challenges, including low power and methodologies for efficiency of implementation

Understand, plan and address the life-cycle phases of engineering projects

Customer interaction, including sales and support

Realising R&D concepts

Job Requirements

Education and Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have a university degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant technical discipline.

Essential Skills and Experience

Demonstrable experience with synthesis, place and route, and static timing analysis

Experience in the entire IC design flow, from RTL through to GDS2

Proven relevant experience within the industry

Desirable Skills and Experience

Knowledge of ARM based SoCs

Proficiency in scripting languages such as PERL and TCL

Person Specification

Good communication skills

Ability to effectively work alone as well as in a team

Good analytical skills along with the ability to “think outside the box”

Professional and enthusiastic approach to work


Shares (Restricted Share Units) at the discretion of ARM Holdings plc


Private Medical Insurance

Permanent Health Insurance

Life Assurance

Contributory Personal Pension scheme

Relocation expenses as appropriate

Please note that we may be recruiting multiple positions against this vacancy