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Principal Dft Design Engineer (Silicon Engineering)
Posted on 5/27/2022
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science
  • 10+ years of experience working as block and full chip design for test (DFT) engineer
  • Experience in DFT specifications, architecture, integration, methods and validation
  • Knowledge about industrial standards, tools, and practices in DFT; including ATPG, JTAG, MBIST, LBIST and trade-offs between test quality and test time
  • Verilog/SystemVerilog and DFT design verification methods, simulators and waveform debugging tools
  • Experience in debugging compressed ATPG, MBIST and JTAG related issues
  • Experience in STA constraints development and analysis for DFT modes and SDF simulations
  • Ability to conduct experiments during silicon debug, gathering and analyzing data; and utilize scripting to support efficient handling of ATE data
  • Knowledge of ASIC synthesis, physical design flows, methodologies, clock domain crossing challenges and understanding DFT impact on those flows and tapeout signoff
  • Experience to understand, trace, and debug RTL connectivity issues as they pertain to DFT
  • Experience with unified power format, formal verification and DRC rule checking experience
  • Knowledge of deep sub-micron FinFET technology nodes (7nm and below) and DFT challenges associated with them
  • Experience with high reliability design and implementations
  • Excellent scripting skills (csh/bash, Perl, Python, TCL, Makefile etc.)
  • Self-driven individual with a can-do attitude, and an ability to work in a dynamic group environment
  • Must be willing to travel when needed (typically <10%)
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends to meet critical deadlines, as needed
  • This position can be based in either Redmond, WA, Irvine, CA, or Mountain View, CA
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Develop/support automated block and full chip level DFT insertion flows and incorporate those flows into Physical design infrastructure
  • Evaluate design readiness for scan insertion through RTL and physical design
  • Run and evaluate scan insertion through synthesis tools and refine scan insertion recipes for maximum coverage
  • Responsible for full chip test insertion, IEEE 1500, JTAG, boundary scan, block level MBIST/on chip clock controller insertion
  • Run ATPG (Automatic Test Pattern Generation) analysis to ensure quality scan chain construction and meeting basic coverage goals
  • Drive Scan/ATPG low coverage debug
  • Integrate and verifiy DFT fabrics and IP within subsystems
  • Scan timing closure, scan shift/scan capture mode timing constraint development
  • Create ATPG vectors for use in post-silicon testing and validation of that content through gate level simulations
  • Collaborate with circuit physical design team, ATPG team, and manufacturing team to facilitate high quality scan and memory BIST coverage in silicon

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