Applications Engineer (Graduate)

We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Arm’s IP portfolio expansion from mobile computing into AI, Automotive, Infrastructure, IoT among other market segments resulted in consistent growth beyond the semiconductor industry averages, resulting in career advancement opportunities previously unseen in traditional design houses. With this ever growing complexity, associated with implementing multi-core designs and subsystems in FinFET processes, we are looking for a practiced individual with proven experience for solving sophisticated challenges, including low-power and high-performance implementation, to support our customers in realizing the best Quality-of-Results from our RTL. We achieve this by offering mentorship, training, and support services throughout our customers' RTL to GDSII design closure.

Job Overview:

In this role, you will be support leading semiconductor design houses in implementing sophisticated Arm cores/subsystems in their nanometer SoC designs and meeting outstanding design performance, power, and area requirements. We work with Arm engineering teams using the latest micro-architectural design techniques, the latest EDA tools/flows, as well as the latest foundry process nodes to build reference implementation methodologies and playing a key role in imparting that knowledge to Arm customers. You will evaluate core/system implementation performance vs. power tradeoffs. Benchmark EDA flows. Supplement EDA tool functionality with custom script workarounds, looking at robust design flows in the face of variability. Study floorplan/power-ground/macro-placement/clock-tree/routability tradeoffs for multi-corner/multi-mode timing closure, and devise physical design flows to extract optimum performance from cell and macro libraries.


  • Provide support for all implementation related questions.
  • Collaborate with the RTL, implementation and physical library design teams.
  • Build App Notes and white-papers.
  • Develop, help to promote and deliver physical design support services that help to accelerate customer silicon success.
  • Collaborate with EDA vendors to extend the outstanding results for our designs.
  • Work with our geographically diverse engineering, field, sales, marketing and support teams to deliver quality support for our customers.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant technical fields.
  • Have studied VLSI and logic design related courses.
  • Knowing about entire digital IC design flow: from RTL through to implementation and verification. Including synthesis, floor/power planning, place & route, clock distribution, signal & power integrity, DFM, physical verification, LEC and static timing analysis.

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience :

  • Experience with Verilog RTL design.
  • Low power design techniques (power gating, DVFS, etc.).
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Perl, Python and TCL.
  • Understanding of processor and interconnect microarchitecture.

In Return:

At Arm, we want our people to Do Great Things. If you need support or an accommodation to Be Your Brilliant Self during the recruitment process, please email To note, by sending us the requested information, you consent to its use by Arm to arrange for appropriate accommodations. All accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality, and information concerning these requests will only be disclosed as necessary to provide the accommodation. Although this is not an exhaustive list, examples of support include breaks between interviews, having documents read aloud or office accessibility. Please email us about anything we can do to accommodate you during the recruitment process.

Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. Arm prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, neuro-diversity, pregnancy, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military/veteran status, as well as those characteristics protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Arm’s hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. Within that framework, we empower groups and teams to determine their own particular hybrid working pattern, depending on the work and the team’s needs. Details of what this means for each role will be shared upon application. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution. Please talk to us to find out more about what this could look like for you.


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