Staff DFT Engineer

Austin, Texas

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Role Overview

Job Overview:

Arm's CE-Systems DFT team implements DFT for test chips and hard macros to prove out Arm soft IP power, performance, area, and functionality within the context of an SoC using the latest DFT and process technologies. The DFT team works closely with RTL, Verification, Physical Implementation, and Test engineering teams throughout the life cycle of a project, from an early investigation stage all the way through tape-out and silicon test/characterization on ATE.


Architect, implement, and validate innovative DFT techniques on test chips as well as hard macros. Insert DFT logic into SoC style designs at the RTL level and at the Synthesis gate level, validate all features, and generate ATE targeted test patterns to be run on silicon. Work closely with front-end design and verification teams on DFT RTL level insertion, back-end synthesis, place-and-route, and static-timing-analysis teams on gate level insertion and timing closure, and Test and Debug teams on silicon characterization and validation.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • This role is for a Staff DFT Engineer with proven track record in Design for Test
  • Experience coding Verilog RTL, TCL and/or Perl
  • Proficient in Unix/Linux environments
  • Core DFT skills considered for this position should include some of the following: Scan compression and insertion, Memory BIST and repair scheme implementation, Logic BIST, JTAG/IJTAG, at-speed test, ATPG, fault simulation, back-annotated gate level verification, silicon debug, memory and scan diagnostics
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field
"Nice To Have" Skills and Experience :
  • Familiarity with IEEE 1149, 1500, 1687, 1838
  • Synthesis & Static Timing Analysis
  • Familiarity with SoC style architectures including multi-clock domain and low power design practices.
  • Validated understanding of Siemens DFT tools
  • Familiarity with Arm IP like the following: Cortex CPUs, Mali GPUs, AMBA protocols, CoreLink interconnects, CoreSight debug
  • Experience with 2.5D and 3D test
  • Ability to work both collaboratively on a team and independently
  • Hard-working and excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task
  • An upbeat demeanor to working on exciting projects on the cutting edge of technology
  • Good analytical and debug skills with a "figure it out" mentality
  • Experience with Siemens, Cadence, and/or Synopsys DFT and simulation 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.
  • Partner and customer focus
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Team and personal development
  • Impact and influence
  • Deliver on your promises


Accommodations at Arm

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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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