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Staff/Senior FPGA System Developer, FP001 ARM

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Job Description

About the role

Working in our small Software Team, taking FPGA designs from high level concepts to a working system, including the rapid preparation of customer demo systems.

What will I be accountable for?

The successful candidate will be developing and implementing Arm’s World leading Image Signal Processor (ISP) IP cores, working closely with verification team to design a system environment for RTL/FPGA/Models co-verification. Responsible for creating and maintaining the co-verification framework. This is a very hands-on design role requiring good debug and problem solving skills.

Job Requirements

What skills, experience and qualifications do I need?

Skills Required

  • Expert in one of VHDL or Verilog with experience in the other
  • Build up and maintain FPGA test platforms and generate sub-module design
  • Design complexity > 1M gates
  • Good Linux and hardware knowledge is advantage
  • Basic C, Python, TCL or similar;
  • Good written communication skills, with the ability to develop clear design requirement specifications and technical reference manuals
  • Excellent analytic and troubleshooting skills
  • Good English skills both written and oral

Experience Required

  • Embedded Arm and use of IP blocks
  • Xilinx and Altera experience, Stratix SOC, Zynq SOC, Virtex7…
  • Familiar with lab equipment, such as oscilloscope, etc;
  • Bring-up of embedded processor systems
  • Experience in image processing would be useful.
  • Matlab – basic working knowledge

Other Requirements:

  • This position is within a small team so the successful candidate must be able to work well with colleagues and possess good communication skills.
  • The candidate must be highly motivated, keen to make a real contribution to the development of our range of IP and software products
  • The position may involve occasional travel to customer sites
  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in a relevant technical subject.

What are the desired behaviours for this role?

At Arm, we are proud to have a set of behaviours that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary. These behaviours are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

  • Partner and customer focus – Your tendency to put your partners and customers first in all that you do by understanding their needs and striving to achieve win-win solutions.
  • Collaboration and communication – Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.
  • Creativity and innovation – Possessing a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.
  • Team and personal development – You take time to drive your own development, whilst also encouraging team members and partners to do the same.
  • Impact and influence – You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.
  • Deliver on your promises – You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you drive to overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about what you do.


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
  • Statutory Social Benefits:
  • - Medical, Pension & Maternity - Work related injury - Unemployment & Housing fund
  • Commercial Benefits:
  • - Medical, Travel & Life Insurance - Annual Health Check
  • Allowances, Transportation & Meal
  • Sick Leave, 6 days annually
  • Holiday, 12 days for the 1st year increasing 1 day every calendar year up to 20 days maximum
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid business days every four-years of service
  • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
  • Others, holiday gifts, congratulations, 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

The ARM Shanghai office serves as ARM’s Asia regional headquarters, with staff from the Media Processing, Partner Enablement, System & Software, Sales, Marketing and Administration departments. Shanghai is the largest city in China by population, and a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden, to name a few.

Shanghai, China - Main Regional Office
ARM Electronic Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Building 11, Shanghai Business Park III
No 1016 Tianlin Road
Minhang District
Shanghai 200233
P.R. of China