Standard-Cell Design Engineer

€40,000 - €50,000 yearly
  • Arm France SAS
  • Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Mar 22, 2020
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Job Description

ARM improves people's lives by spreading intelligence in electronic products that transform the way we live and work. ARM is indeed at the heart of the technologies of telephony, IoT, automotive, security and artificial intelligence (AI)

Do you want to bring your skills, your motivation to all these exciting technical fields?

The common point of all these technologies is 'standard-cell'. They are all largely using standard-cells. Hence, performances and quality of state of the art standard-cells are directly impacting the final applications.

The development of standard-cells libraries is therefore a real gateway to all design aspects of System-On-Chip (SoC), and is a good opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the micro-electronic world.

You are passionate about leading-edge technology, and want to join a small, dynamic and diverse team? - Apply, we are willing to hear from you. 

The standard-cell development engineer is improving the design of logical libraries (schematic, Layout), from the creation to release of all the necessary views: Including PnR (Placement and Routing), timing analysis and any others analysis done at a SoC level. (noise, IR ...)

You will take part in all the different stages of cell development:

  • Transistor level design (schematic and layout)
  • Characterization.
  • Generate all the views supported by our Physical-IP product line.
  • Validation of the views generated in the different flows of the industry.
  • you will actively collaborate with design-automation, source, teams and layout teams, in order to improve our methods and products.

Job Requirements

What education, experience and skills are needed to be successful in this role?

  • You are dynamic, curious, and a fast learner.
  • You have an engineering diploma or university degree(s) in Electronic Engineering, or thesis in the fields of electronics. Other profiles can be considered in case of significant experience.
  • You desire to contribute as a member of a dynamic team,
  • You demonstrate good oral and written communication skills

Other essentials:

  • Have a good English communication skill, oral and written
  • Using of a tool like Cadence Virtuoso ('layout' and 'schematic') or Spice simulators, or implementation tool is a plus.


Salary to be defined according to profile + advantages (bonuses, employee participation, mutual, restaurant vouchers, supplementary pension, pension, additional days of leave, ...)


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.