Graduate Hardware Engineer

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.

Joining us as a graduate is the first step in building a fascinating, stimulating, and rewarding technology career. From software engineering to microchip design to IP, our graduates are employed across the company in all areas of our global operations, from Cambridge to Austin to Trondheim.

At Arm, you’ll be able to do great things and use your skills to build next-generation tech that's used all over the world.

Areas offering Hardware Graduate roles are:

  • Central Processing Unit
  • Graphics Processing Unit and
  • Solutions Engineering.

Each Groups offers a new perspective and challenge within the Hardware Career pathway. To find out more about each of these business groups please refer to the Arm-Guide-to-Business-Groups

During the application process you will be able to share your interest for a specific Business Group, or "opt-in" to all Groups broadening your opportunity.

In this role you could be:

  • Helping write specifications for the next generation of Arm’s IP products, analysing trade-offs between different options via modelling in C++ or a hardware description language (HDL).
  • Developing IP in HDL, working with the rest of the design team to deliver a product with leading power efficiency and performance
  • Verifying IP to the highest quality standards using a wide range of methodologies - constrained random simulation using test-benches written in System Verilog
  • Running real applications on emulation or FPGA platforms, and using formal methods!

We're looking for individuals who are:

You need to hold, or be on track to hold a degree by the time the programme starts. This can be a Bachelor, Master or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or other relevant subjects such as Physics or Maths.

Qualities that will help your application stand out:

Whilst we will develop and enhance your experience and skills on program, there are a few things that you need to offer too, such as:

  • Have a keen curiosity for processors and digital systems
  • Understanding of computer architecture fundamentals
  • Familiarity with basic digital design concepts
  • Experience of at least one programming language

Additional Information
We encourage early applications and review them on the first come and first served basis.

Graduate Start Date: September 2024

We are aiming to complete our recruitment process and communicate application outcomes by February 2024.

In Return:

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive rewards package, you'll also receive the support, autonomy and opportunity to excel your career.

With a mid-year, and year-end review you'll have two windows each year to progress recognising the pace at which you could grow. Attend our "Grad-teach-Grads" workshops, guest speaker series and various social events to expand your knowledge.

Want to take this a step further? Join our Graduate Committee and hone in on your planning, networking and co-ordination skills.

You'll also be invited to our exclusive Global Graduate Conference (GGC)! A yearly occurrence exclusive for Graduates allowing you to hear from executive members, inspiring speakers and make connections for life.

With many of our leaders and technical experts having originally joined as a Graduate, will you be next?

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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