Graduate Hardware Engineer


Joining us as a graduate is the first step in building a fascinating, stimulating, and rewarding technology career. From software engineering to microchip design to IP, our graduates are employed across the company in all areas of our global operations, from Cambridge to Austin to Trondheim.

At Arm, you’ll be able to do great things and use your skills to build next-generation tech that's used all over the world.

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Areas offering Hardware Graduate roles are:

  • Central Processing Unit
  • Graphics Processing Unit and
  • Solutions Engineering.

Each Groups offers a new perspective and challenge within the Hardware Career pathway. To find out more about each of these business groups please refer to the Arm-Guide-to-Business-Groups

During the application process you will be able to share your interest for a specific Business Group, or "opt-in" to all Groups broadening your opportunity.

In this role you could be:

  • Helping write specifications for the next generation of Arm’s IP products, analysing trade-offs between different options via modelling in C++ or a hardware description language (HDL).
  • Developing IP in HDL, working with the rest of the design team to deliver a product with leading power efficiency and performance
  • Verifying IP to the highest quality standards using a wide range of methodologies - constrained random simulation using test-benches written in System Verilog
  • Running real applications on emulation or FPGA platforms, and using formal methods!

We're looking for individuals who are:

You need to hold, or be on track to hold a degree by the time the programme starts. This can be a Bachelor, Master or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or other relevant subjects such as Physics or Maths.

Qualities that will help your application stand out:

Whilst we will develop and enhance your experience and skills on program, there are a few things that you need to offer too, such as:

  • Have a keen curiosity for processors and digital systems
  • Understanding of computer architecture fundamentals
  • Familiarity with basic digital design concepts
  • Experience of at least one programming language

In Return:

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive rewards package, you'll also receive the support, autonomy and opportunity to excel your career.

With a mid-year, and year-end review you'll have two windows each year to progress recognising the pace at which you could grow. Attend our "Grad-teach-Grads" workshops, guest speaker series and various social events to expand your knowledge.

Want to take this a step further? Join our Graduate Committee and hone in on your planning, networking and co-ordination skills.

You'll also be invited to our exclusive Global Graduate Conference (GGC)! A yearly occurrence exclusive for Graduates allowing you to hear from executive members, inspiring speakers and make connections for life.

With many of our leaders and technical experts having originally joined as a Graduate, will you be next?

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Job ID Number: 2023-9703
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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Cambridge and Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Software
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