Staff FPGA Verification Engineer – Part Time – Cambridge


The FPGA team is part of the global Productivity Engineering group which is responsible for delivering and supporting FPGA platforms at Arm – enabling designs debug and deployment of advanced pre-silicon verification methodologies. These system solutions target a wide range of market segments like mobile, server, IoT, automotive, etc.

Job Description:

As a FPGA Verification Engineer, you will deliver on the FPGA prototyping requirements of one or more sophisticated and highly configurable systems – while collaborating with several local and cross-site teams to achieve verification goals. Key responsibilities will include crafting test plans, developing and performing testbench verification, running validation checks on the FPGA platforms and debugging of test failures and issues. You will also contribute to improving the methodologies used by the team.

We seek individuals with exposure and knowledge of verification and validation – with strong technical skills, a good eye for detail, and good interpersonal skills.

Are you a creative, positive, and adaptable person with a strong technical background? This is the role for you!


Verification of subsystems, peripherals, and IPs used for FPGA prototyping purposes, both in simulation and also validation on the FPGA platform.

Debugging of test failures and issues by working in collaboration with the design teams and FPGA users.

Automation of flows & methodology such that they can be deployed to the user community.

Provide support for the FPGA service to the service users.

Required Skills and Experience:

Knowledge of hardware verification languages (System Verilog/Verilog) and scripting languages like Python/TCL/Shell.

Knowledge of C/C++ programming language for writing testcase.

Exposure to all stages of verification: requirement gathering, creation of verification methodology, test plan development, testbench implementation, documentation and support.

You will need experience of validation for sophisticated SoC products containing multicore and high speed interfaces such as PCIe, DDR, USB, Ethernet etc.

Understanding of Arm based systems, including SoC system architecture and AMBA (Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture) protocols.

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:

Low-level programming experience including C and Assembler

Knowledge of advance verification techniques like assertions, property checking etc.

Knowledge of debugging System and IP level projects using Verdi or Visualizer

Exposure to FPGA flows with AMD Xilinx, including compilation, debug, performance, and implementation of basic features.

Basic understanding of Linux OS (Operating System) and kernels will be an advantage.

In Return:

Arm is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package. With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organization of dedicated, creative, and hardworking engineers. By enabling a dynamic, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unrivaled contributions to Arm’s success in the global marketplace.

Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals and don’t discriminate based on any characteristic.





Job Type: Part Time


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