Staff Software Engineer – FPGA – 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 Staff FPGA Software 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 the bring up of firmware & Open-Source projects, e.g. Linux Kernel, Android, Trusted Firmware and SCP firmware on FPGA platforms being used to prototyping the latest SoC designs. We seek individuals with exposure and knowledge of every level of the system software stack ranging from baremetal firmware, bootloaders & Kernel – 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? Then we are keen to hear from you!


Participating in all phases of software development – including implementation, testing, code review and documentation.

Develop unit test module/scripts for validating the software and hardware functionalities.

Prepare test specification, test plans based on design documents of software and hardware modules.

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 C/C++ programming language & Arm64 assembly language.

Strong understanding of Arm profile architectures.

Experience in firmware and Linux kernel development, command over concepts such as bootloaders.

Understanding of Arm based systems, including SoC architecture and embedded systems.

Consistent track record of project debugging and execution individually.

Proficiency in problem solving and debugging.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:

Familiar with Android system software development and debugging.

Basic understanding of FPGA & flows with AMD Xilinx

Experience with different testing / debugging tools and script languages.

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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