DFT Lead Engineer

  • US$260000 - US$350000 per annum + Equity package
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Permanent

Acceler8 Talent has recently partnered with a company that is redefining AI hardware, focusing on maximizing performance for large language models (LLMs) like GPT. With a commitment to cost efficiency and optimizing performance-per-dollar, their technology offers competitive latency and low-level hardware control. Their scalable hardware enables faster model development and accessibility for researchers and startups.

Founded by two previous leaders of a FAANG company, they are leading the charge as the compute platform for AGI, crafting comprehensive solutions from silicon to systems.

They are actively looking for a Lead DFT Engineer.


  • Take charge of their DFT methodology and collaborate on silicon and physical design approaches across various levels, ensuring scalability from RTL to GDS.
  • Design the DFT solution, including memory and logic testability for large and complex silicon, utilizing leading industry tools and flows.
  • Optimize DFT implementation at block and subsystem levels, selecting top-level control structures for efficiency and coverage.
  • Lead reviews and track progress towards silicon milestones, including design freeze and tapeout.
  • Coordinate with design, verification, and physical design teams to ensure optimal DFT performance, power, and area results.
  • Manage design services partners and third-party vendors for block-level and chip-level DFT planning and execution.
  • Collaborate with Operations, foundry, and test partners to implement test programs on silicon and achieve production and NPI coverage goals.


  • Architecture-to-production experience in driving DFT strategy and execution on large and complex ASICs and SOCs to production silicon
  • Production-proven experience with deploying DFT at-scale for large and high-performance ASICs and SOCs in both pre0-silicon implementation and post-silicon test program completion for NPI
  • Project experience in collaborating with design, verification and physical design teams to structure and partition the design optimally for PPA and sign-off
  • Experience in working with a third-party design services partners to deliver tapeout-ready designs with DFT
  • Experience with test engineering partners and taking test programs from bring up to volume production
  • Experience with FA (Failure Analysis) and debugging failures on silicon with design and verification teams

If interested in joining them please apply here or reach out to Jwhitcomb@acceler8talent.com

Jake Whitcomb Recruitment Executive

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