Principal Engineer, DFT – Part Time – Cambridge


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 centres 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

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

“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

Experience in using simulation and formal verification tools

In Return:

You will be provided with the training and environment to succeed in this role. As well as a friendly and high-performance working environment, Arm offers a competitive benefits package including private medical insurance, sabbatical, supplementary pension, and wellness benefits. We are offering a hybrid approach to home and office working to provide an adaptable experience for all employees and to promote a strong collaborative environment.






Job Type: Part Time


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