Staff Board Designer Engineer – Part Time – Cambridge


We are looking for an experienced board designer to join Arm’s Hardware Platform team. The team is based in Cambridge, UK, working at the forefront of embedded design focusing on prototyping Arm’s latest IP products.


We develop physical hardware development platforms, based around Arm’s custom system-on-chip (SoC) and FPGAs.

The platforms are used for software development and validation activities for both our external partners/customers and our internal development teams.


The specification, development and commissioning of new hardware platforms. Driving the PCB development, including schematics, PCB layout and commissioning. This will also include collaborating with our CEM, proactively providing manufacturing support. Working closely with the program team, competency in planning and scheduling tasks, to meet project timescales, is also essential.

Required Skills and Experience

Essential Skills & Qualities

High speed design experience, able to demonstrate knowledge of PCB stack-ups and topologies

Detailed knowledge of embedded system board design, designing with complex LSI devices such as FPGAs, demonstrating an understanding of various high speed IO interface standards such as PCIe and DDR

A broad knowledge of PCB EDA tools including schematic entry, layout and signal integrity analysis

Excellent communications & interpersonal skills with a desire for learning and self-improvement

Excellent written and spoken English; ability to write coherent documentation

Desirable Skills and Qualities

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

Experience in using Cadence CIS, Mentor PADs Layout, Allegro PCB design suite and Hyperlynx tools

Embedded software knowledge to test and debug the design with a creative and structured approach to problem-solving.

Enjoys collaborating and working in a team environment.

RTL skills in Verilog or VHDL

Use of a UNIX environment and shell programming/scripting in e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python etc.

In Return:

You will gain a deeper understanding of system architecture and performance. Work alongside many other engineering teams including software, SoC implementation and verification, collaborating and enabling engineers and designers. Extending your board level design expertise, producing high quality PCB designs incorporating Arm IP, you will enjoy new technical challenges faced when using advancing technologies.




Job Type: Part Time


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