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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 and 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 DFT gate level insertion and timing closure, and Test and Debug teams on silicon characterization and validation.
Essential Skills & Experience:
- This role is for a Senior engineer with +5 years experience in DFT
- Experience coding Verilog RTL, TCL and/or Perl
- Proficient in Unix/Linux environments
- Core DFT skills considered crucial for this position should include some the following: Scan compression and insertion, Memory BIST, Logic BIST, JTAG/IJTAG, at-speed test, ATPG, fault simulation, back-annotated gate level verification, silicon debug
- Experience with Siemens, Cadence, and/or Synopsys DFT and simulation tools
Desirable Skills and Experience:
- Familiarity with IEEE 1149, 1500, 1687, 1838
- Static Timing Analysis
- Familiarity with SoC style architectures including multi-clock domain and low power design practices
- Working knowledge 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
- Innovative and a passion for progress
- Hard-working and excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task
- An upbeat approach to working on challenging projects on the bleeding edge of technology
- Communicate effectively across teams and sites in different geographies and time zones
- Good analytical and debug skills with a “figure it out” mentality
University degree in Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering
Desirable behaviors for this role
At Arm, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our individual culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to "defy ordinary and craft outstanding". These behaviors are assessed as part of the recruitment process:
- Partner and customer focus – A tendency to put your partners and customers first, by understanding their needs and striving to achieve good outcomes.
- Teamwork and communication – Ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.
- Creativity and innovation – Possessing a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.
- Team and personal development – Take time to drive and own your development, and encouraging team members and our ecosystem partners to do the same.
- Impact and influence – Listen to perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.
- Deliver on your promises – Demonstrate a can-do attitude and work towards overcoming obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about the work.
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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