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Verification Engineer ARM

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Job Description

ARM’s Image Signal Processor (ISP) group provides image processing technology for a range of markets and use cases, including surveillance cameras, drones and automobiles. The SoCs at the heart of these devices use our “intellectual property” in the form of software and hardware designs, which is the culmination of man-decades of research and experimentation in the field of imaging. In this role the successful candidate will play a major part in the verification of future ISPs. This role is critical to ensure the delivery of functional correct, high quality synthesizable IP cores to multiple SoC manufacturers serving the camera and mobile devices markets. A wide breadth of experience in verification methodologies is essential, as they will play a critical role in driving the verification processes.

Job Purpose:

  • Creating and reviewing design verification documentation
  • Designing and implementing verification IP and testbenches
  • Testing and debugging Verilog RTL
  • Planning and tracking tasks to meet the targets at the planned time
  • Driving the unit team to ensure the quality of the design work done along with on time delivery
  • Coaching and mentoring junior engineers

Job Requirements

Essential required Skills and experience:

  • Substantial experience of RTL verification for complex ASIC products
  • Proficiency in a hardware verification language, preferably System Verilog / UVM
  • Experience of development of coverage-driven constrained random test environments
  • Exposure to all stages of the design cycle: initial concept, specification, implementation and testing, documentation and support
  • Experience producing specifications and documentation describing complex designs
  • Some team leadership experience, including planning and managing tasks
  • Expert Tools knowledge in one or more of the following – Synopsys VCS, Cadence Incisive , Mentor Graphics Questasim
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate having produced or contributed to customer facing verification reports.
  • Excellent RTL Debug ability
  • A strong mathematical background including a working knowledge of Matlab , C/C++ or Python, ideally in the context of work with bit-accurate models

Desirable skills:

  • Competency in a hardware design language
  • Proficiency in scripting languages, e.g. Perl, Python, tcl
  • Assertion based verification
  • Formal verification
  • Prior experience in the verification of image and video processing cores

At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our rare 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 crucial, share it.

Realise 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 your network of connections.

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.

Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’.

Make trust our default position.

Hold strong opinions lightly.

Arm has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.



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

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.

About the office

Our office in Manchester, England hosts diverse teams from throughout Arm including debuggers, HPC tools, technical communications, DevOps infrastructure provision and open-source software development. The office is located in the heart of Manchester city centre allowing easy access to shops, restaurants and a bustling nightlife. Known for its world-renowned sporting connections, Manchester is seen as the United Kingdom's "second city", as it is the most visited city in England by overseas visitors aside from the capital.

Manchester, UK
Arm Ltd.
7th floor
Westminster House
11 Portland St
M1 3HU