(Senior / Staff ) Embedded Engineer for STL
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Would you like to help us continue deploying billions of successful devices around the world, many of them enabling safety critical environments such as automotive or robotics?
We are looking for outstanding engineers with different experience levels to be part of our STL (Software Test Library) development team within our CPU group in Cambridge, UK. As part of your responsibilities, you will develop safety-critical software (often written in assembly and C) tightly couple with the internals of CPU design. You will also identify and build creative hardware features inside the CPU that improve the effectiveness of our solutions for segments where safety is of paramount importance without negatively affecting the power, performance and/or area of the core.
This software executes opportunistically when the hardware is not fully utilized and performs continuous in-depth hardware diagnostics while the system is in operation. It identifies and notifies about functional misbehaviors derived from permanent faults triggered by natural hardware wear-out, or other uncontrollable factors before they may translate into catastrophic system failures with undesirable and even dangerous consequences.
If you are passionate about understanding the interaction between hardware and software, have experience on some HDL language (Verilog or VHDL) and can program on assembly and/or C, this could be an excellent opportunity for you. We work on a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment that will motivate you to further improve your skills and also contribute and get deep knowledge on Arm CPU designs and development processes. Would you accept the challenge?
STL is a fundamental piece of the development strategy for sectors with strong safety requirements like automotive, health or robotics. Working with us, you are going to deeply influence and interact on the development of successful solutions for this sectors in conjunction with our multidisciplinary team.
We are an equal opportunity employer with an open culture and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
As design engineer on STLs you will join our team and share the following responsibilities:
You will work on the STL design specifications, verification plan and the safety documents as per ISO26262 and IEC61508.
With your help, we will build diagnostic software to target CPU sub-units like ALU, pre-fetchers, branch predictors, cache controllers, memory systems, etc.
You will envision hardware design features that will improve STL effectiveness on ongoing and future CPU developments. You will also interact with the rest of the designers to implement them with minimum impact on area, performance and power.
We will confirm with your support that the software as well as the STL-specific hardware features meet the specifications and work properly on different CPU configurations.
You will take part of the responsibility of generating the safety analysis of the STLs.
Education & Qualifications
You should ideally have a good university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering. Other science degrees would be considered with meaningful working experience.
Essential Skills & Experience
Creative open-minded attitude with strong motivation to resolve challenging technical problems.
Excellent team working skills and ability to understand and communicate technical concepts.
Willingness to explore, learn, improve and to go above and beyond.
Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture and micro-architecture.
Familiar with C language and assembly language preferably Arm ISA.
Experience with HDL languages like Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL.
Desirable Skills & Experience
Previous experience developing STL/SBIST code ideally for FuSa (Functional Safety) is valued.
Exposure to complex RTL design, synthesis and verification in e.g. Verilog and SystemVerilog.
Experience of ISO26262 and/or IEC61508 functional safety standards and associated certification.
Experience of fault coverage, fault simulation and DFT.
General understanding of operating systems and scripting languages like python is useful.
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