Principal Quality Engineer

Information technology, telecommunications
East of England
Not specified
Contract type:
Full time
Salary description:
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main), Audit/assessment, Consultancy, Health and safety, Operational improvement, Project management, Risk management
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Arm's IP Products Group (IPG) delivers some of the world's most fundamentally important computing technology to the most innovative companies in our industry. What we build is used by 70% of the world's population and power everything from 5G smartphones, to autonomous vehicles, to VR headsets, to massive cloud data centres. Arm hardware, software, system and silicon physical design technologies are used in just about all aspects of computing including CPUs, GPUs, NPUs, and the systems needed to connect them all. Software developers across the globe develop software for Arm platforms. In addition, our partners include the world's top silicon designers and manufacturers.

Arm is very fortunate to have a position of trust in the industry where a huge number of technology companies depend on what we create. This trust was developed over a very long time, and foundational to this trust is our passion for delivering high quality products.

Arm is now searching for a senior technical quality leader that will report to Arm's senior quality executive. This role will be the lead ranking technical quality voice in Arm, and will be a key leader of our global product development community. The Senior Principal Quality Engineer will be based at our head R&D offices in Cambridge, England, with responsibilities across Arm sites. Specifically, this crucial role will:
* Provide vital technical quality leadership for Arm engineering
* Approve key IP releases as the quality assessor & collaborate with the existing pool of technical and verification assessors across all Arm sites to lead quality alignment, consistency, and excellence
* Objectively evaluate the quality of releases and collaborate across sites/groups on global improvements as needed to drive industry leading benchmark quality
* Lead proactive and predictive bug and errata analysis across IP programs/products
* Drive objective technical root cause analysis on design, development, and verification issues
* Collaborate with and support Arm's Productivity Engineering team (central design and verification methodology) on:
* Standard methodology on engineering requirements for quality continuous improvement
* Evaluate and implement compulsory engineering requirements for releases
* Evaluate efficiency efforts - which can support improved quality

To be effective in this role, the Senior Principal Quality Engineer will bring essential skills and experience including
* Practical experience of working on microprocessor designs and/or related verification methodology
* Exposure to all stages of design will be immensely valuable: initial concept, specification, implementation and testing, documentation and support
* Ability to work under time-scale pressure and meet bold targets that help ensure high quality
* Demonstrated quality leadership experience within her/his technical field
* Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture
* Experience with technical team leadership and mentoring/coaching
* Experience of technical interaction with customers
* Knowledge of assembly language (preferably ARM), C/C++ and/or hardware verification languages e.g. SystemVerilog, Specman 'e'

Our Core Beliefs lie at the heart of Arm and represent the essence of our organization. When combined and working together, they articulate the uniqueness of Arm culture:

Passion for Progress
Innovation that enables our ecosystems, Arm and our people to thrive.
* Work with pace and judgment. Adapt to circumstances.
* Take risks in support of Arm's progress.
* Be accountable for the decisions you make. Learn from failure.
* Pursue innovation relentlessly.

We, Not I
Collaboration first, egos last.
* Start with long-term value to customers and partners, and work back from there.
* Collaborate, decide, commit, and bring people with you.
* Make the most of all the skills and knowledge across Arm; share information with those who need it.
* Care about the people around you.

Be your Brilliant Self
Skillful individuality, performance and fulfilment.
* Be authentic.
* Seek and embrace differences.
* Encourage curiosity and challenge.
* Give people trust and autonomy; show people they can trust you to do brilliant work in pursuit of Arm's goals.

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


Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don't discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.

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