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Graduate Platforms Hardware Engineer

Got a love for coding? Hardware design? IT project management? We're with you. Whatever you want to do, do it at the highest level. Arm technology is a driving force behind 95% of the planet's connected devices – from your smartphone to VR headsets to the world's fastest supercomputer. You'll master your craft while working with the biggest names in tech.

At the same time, your training and development will be second to none. We put our trust in you to work on big, global projects because you'll have our world-class mentors on your side, giving you just the right combination of freedom and support. And you'll also have your own development roadmap which you can pair with your choice workshops to take the skills you want to expert levels.

About the role

We are looking for enthusiastic Graduate Electronics or Embedded System Engineer to join Arm’s Hardware Platform team, who are working at the forefront of embedded design based around Arm IP products. We are responsible for

  • Designing and releasing the latest Arm IP technologies in FPGA image, enabling pre-silicon software and ecosystem development, reducing time to market.
  • Creating physical hardware development platforms, based around Arm’s custom system-on-chip (SoC) and FPGAs for software development and validation activities for both our external partners/customers and our internal development teams.

If you’re interested in:

  • The potential to work on all aspects of product development, from specification to customer release.
  • Eager to learn, a willingness to work across disciplines.
  • The challenges of bringing up a new development board.

Creating and validating Verilog RTL design in FPGA.

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of system architecture and performance.
  • Working alongside many other teams including system architects, CPU / System IP designers, physical chip layout / packaging engineers.
  • Interaction with Arm’s partners and customers both through the support organisation and directly.

Then we have a role for you!

What will I be accountable for?

As a Graduate, you will be placed in a development team at Arm’s offices in Cambridge, UK where you will have a mentor, and be able to get to grips with the problems ranging across many hardware and software areas.  You will be working across all aspects of the product lifecycle whilst being supported by and learning from the rest of the team.

What skills, experience and qualifications do I need

Essential Skills & Qualities

  • A passion for embedded computing that goes beyond your studies
  • A creative and structured approach to problem-solving
  • Basic understanding of digital and analogue electronics and circuit diagrams
  • Knowledge of a leading RISC based computer architecture ideally Arm
  • Understanding of FPGAs and HDL (hardware description language, such as Verilog or System-Veriliog) design.
  • Comfortable communicating within a small team
  • A desire for learning and self-improvement

Desirable Skills and Qualities

The following skills are not essential for this role, but experience in any of the following areas would enhance your application:

  • Embedded hardware debug using oscilloscopes
  • Programming languages such as: assembly language (ideally Arm assembler), higher-level (e.g. C), object-orientated (e.g. C++)
  • Understanding of RTL simulation environments
  • Use of a UNIX environment and shell programming/scripting in e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python etc.
  • An appreciation of how and why version control software is useful
  • An appreciation of some of the ways in which computer architectures differ
  • Hands on experience with hardware and software debuggers
  • Excellent written and spoken English; can write coherent documentation

How do I stand out?

What additional beneficial extracurricular activities do you participate in whether this be self-study, community participation or volunteering. Examples of this being

  • Projects undertaken outside of formal study, technical and non-technical.
  • General interest in new technologies and how Arm fits in.
  • What do you want to be doing with your career over the next 5 years?