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CPU Verification Engineer - Methodology at ARM

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Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:
About the role

Arm processors are the brains in billions of diverse electronic devices. Our CPU group defines, designs, and validates all of Arm's processor IP and collaborates with the world's leading technology companies. As an engineer in the Austin-based CPU Verification team, you will join a talented team responsible for verification of the next-generation Arm Cortex-A class CPU design. In this role, you will help to enable the team of talented verification engineers to perform their responsibilities more efficiently. The job focuses on the development of tools and improving the workflows used by the CPU engineering team.

What will I be accountable for?

  • Working closely with the Verification and RTL design team to identify the opportunities for improvements to the current simulation verification methodologies
  • Developing and improving the architecture of SystemVerilog/UVM testbenches for functional verification of CPU and its components
  • Working with EDA vendors to introduce the new verification aids and help to improve the performance of already deployed tools
  • Develop new and improve existing internal tools and workflows to maximize the efficiency of simulation verification-based activities including debug and coverage.
  • Working closely with other engineering and services teams within ARM to help them adopt the best solutions

Job Requirements

What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need?
  • MS or BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of CPU verification experience
  • High-level understanding of CPU architecture and microarchitecture, including experience in the area of out-of-order microarchitecture and/or coherent memory systems
  • Strong software engineering skills including understanding of object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms
  • Experience with SystemVerilog/UVM testbenches and IP verification technologies

What would give my candidacy an edge?

  • Experience architecting SystemVerilog/UVM testbenches with focus on usage efficiency, performance, debuggability, and reusability
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming, scripting languages, and software development technologies
  • Experience developing software tools and workflows in distributed computing systems
  • CPU microarchitecture including knowledge of out-of-order execution and/or CPU memory system microarchitecture experience

What are the desired behaviors for this role?

At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary:

We not I
  • Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive
  • No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective
  • Information is important, share it
  • Realize that we win when we collaborate - and that everyone misses out when we don't

Passion for Progress

  • 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 own your own progress

Be your Brilliant Self
  • Be quirky, not egocentric
  • Recognize the power in saying 'I don't know'
  • Make trust our default position
  • Hold strong opinions lightly

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 Awards
  • 401(k), 100% matching on first 6% eligible earnings
  • Medical, Dental & Vision, 100% coverage for employee only, shared cost for dependents
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Short Term (STD) and Long Term (LTD) Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, 20 days per year with option to buy 5 more.
  • Holidays, 13 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-years of service
  • Sick Leave, 7 days per year
  • Volunteering, four hours per month (TeamARM)
  • Office location dependent: café on site, fitness facilities, team and social events
  • Additional benefits include: Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care, EAP, Health Advocate, Business Travel Accident Program & Commuter programs.

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About Arm
Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world's most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an 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.