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Principal DFT Engineer at ARM in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

The Role

Job 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.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • This role is for a Staff or Principal DFT engineer with 8 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, IJTAG, fault simulation, debug, verification, designing and conducting experiments/tool evaluations.

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

"Nice To Have" Skills and Experience :

  • Ability to build and deploy generic DFT flows

  • Familiarity with IEEE standards such as 1500, 1149.1, 1687 and 1838

  • Familiarity with supporting silicon into volume production

  • Knowledge of SSN and 3DIC

  • 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

In Return:

At Arm, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape outstanding. These behaviors are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

  • Partner and customer focus

  • Teamwork and communication

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Team and personal development

  • Impact and influence

  • Deliver on your promises


Accommodations at Arm

At Arm, we want our people to Do Great Things. If you need support or an accommodation to Be Your Brilliant Self during the recruitment process, please email To note, by sending us the requested information, you consent to its use by Arm to arrange for appropriate accommodations. All accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality, and information concerning these requests will only be disclosed as necessary to provide the accommodation. Although this is not an exhaustive list, examples of support include breaks between interviews, having documents read aloud or office accessibility. Please email us about anything we can do to accommodate you during the recruitment process.

Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm's hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. Within that framework, we empower groups and teams to determine their own particular hybrid working pattern, depending on the work and the team's needs. Details of what this means for each role will be shared upon application. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution. Please talk to us to find out more about what this could look like for you.

Equal Opportunities at Arm

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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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