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Senior DFT Engineer at ARM in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Role Overview

Arm's DFT methodology team works on DFT for projects, including soft IP, hard macros, testchips and physical library IP across all the Arm design sites. In addition, this team builds and drives DFT methodology and flows throughout all of Arm and works to get support from EDA vendors to support our methodologies.


Support DFT on multiple types of projects in multiple design centers and apply innovative DFT techniques and affect the content of forthcoming CPU, GPU, ML and systems IP, some years before they appear in mainstream products. This candidate will also contribute to DFT methodology by crafting flows, evaluating tool capabilities, helping other specialists on projects, detailing work through documentation, working with EDA vendors and propagating DFT methodologies. This position may also include meeting with customers for DFT training or to address DFT concerns.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • This role is for a Senior DFT engineer with 5 years plus experience

  • Experience with Perl, TCL, and/or C programming

  • Proficient in Unix/Linux environments

  • Some core DFT skills are considered crucial for this position including some of the following:

  • Knowledge of at-speed testing, test insertion and test coverage assessment, test pattern development, scan compression, Memory BIST, Logic BIST, JTAG, fault simulation, debug, verification, designing and conducting experiments/tool evaluations.

  • Experience with Siemens, Cadence and/or Synopsys DFT tools

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Ability to build and deploy generic DFT flows

  • Familiarity with IEEE standards such as 1500, 1149.1 and 1687

  • Familiarity with supporting silicon into volume production

  • Gained some exposure to digital ASIC front and backend design & verification processes

  • Hands-on Synthesis and Static Timing Analysis (STA) experience

  • Familiarity with current mobile SOC architectures and low power design practices would be an advantage

  • Understanding of Functional Safety as it applies to DFT

  • Working knowledge of Siemens MBIST and LBIST tools

  • Experience in using simulation and formal verification tools

Education and Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a university degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other relevant technical subject area.

Person Specification

  • Communicate efficiently across teams

  • Ability to efficiently work alone as well as in a team

  • Ability to document and train others on work developed

  • Good analytical skills along with the "can do mentality."

  • Hard-working and upbeat approach to work

  • Innovative

  • Positive demeanor


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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