Verification Engineer (Engineer/Senior/Staff)
3d ago

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Job Description

ARM’s verification engineers continuously push the boundaries of what is possible with simulation, formal and emulation tools to produce industry-leading CPU IP.

If working at the cutting edge of technology in a world-class team sounds like an interesting challenge then a role as an ARM Verification Engineer is for you.


The CPU team in Cambridge has produced some of the company’s most successful products with processors designed by this group being shipped in billions of designs in use around the world today, from smartphones and tablets to AI applications, IOT and automotive systems.

This team has been responsible for developing processors from high-end A-class parts such as the Cortex-A53, one of ARM’s first 64 bit processors, and the recently-announced DynamIQ technology (providing safe, fast and efficient complex data processing for AI) to R-class real-time processors such as Cortex-R52, ARM’s most advanced processor for safety, and microcontrollers in the M-class series such as the Cortex-M0+ and Cortex-M33.

This role will be based at ARM's Head Quarters in Cambridge, UK.

Job Requirements : Job Purpose

Job Purpose

For this role we are looking for Verification Engineers who can contribute to all phases of the verification flow. This includes :

Ownership of a specific area of a CPU project ranging from unit-level testbench development through to the overall verification methodology for a CPU project.

Responsibility for producing test plans and verification strategies.

Plan, track and coordinate the tasks of you or your team to meet high quality goals at the planned time

Ensure the quality of the verification work done is of the expected standard

Be part of verification improvement strategies across the CPU group and the wider ARM verification community

Evaluate and determine causality of different issues throughout the verification process per project.

Essential Skills and Experience

Experience of designing and implementing verification environments for complex RTL designs

Well-versed in the use of hardware verification languages e.g. SystemVerilog or Specman e’

Understanding of end-to-end verification processes, from test plan creation through to verification closure

Ability to quickly understand and apply complex specification detail

Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture, with an emphasis on pipelining, exception handling, memory systems,

Desirable Skills and Experience

Verification methodologies such as UVM

Practical experience of working on microprocessor designs

In-depth understanding of memory protection, memory translation, vector processing in CPUs, exception and interrupt handling.

Understanding of constrained random stimulus, the goals and general usefulness of different types of coverage in hardware, as well as checking methodologies and behavioural functional models.

Knowledge of assembly language (preferably ARM), and / or C / C++

In-depth technical reviewing of others’ work

W ith offices around the world, ARM is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals.

By enabling a vibrant, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to ARM's success in the global marketplace.

ARM is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package.

At Arm, we are proud to have core beliefs that reflect our open culture and guide our decisions. Our beliefs define how we work together, and how we evaluate you.

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  • Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive
  • No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective
  • Information is crucial, share it
  • Realise that we win when we collaborate and that everyone misses out when we don’t (what does collaborate)

  • Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up the pool of people you connect with
  • Difficult things can take unexpected directions. Stick with it
  • Make feedback positive and expansive, not negative and narrow
  • The essence of progress is that it can’t stop. Grow with it and be responsible for your own progress

  • Be quirky not egocentric
  • Recognise the power in saying I don’t know’
  • Make trust our default position
  • Hold strong opinions lightly
  • Benefits

    Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment.

    Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.

  • Annual Bonus Plan
  • Discretionary Cash Award
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
  • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
  • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
  • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
  • Varies by location : cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events
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