Lead DFT Engineer

Location Pleasanton
Discipline: Hardware Acceleration Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Salary: US$180000 - US$240000 per annum + Equity package
Contact name: Jake Whitcomb

Contact email: jwhitcomb@acceler8talent.com
Job ref: BBBH13239_1663711288
Published: 15 days ago
Startdate: 10/20/2022

Acceler8 Talent is actively seeking a DFT Lead Engineer to join a leading AI semiconductor start-up company that has recently closed a large Series C round of funding and created never before seen embedded controllers and fusion processors that eliminate developers having to use multiple platforms for AI & ML edge processing.

This is the one of the first semiconductor companies in the US to have a partnership with ARM and have access to their latest cores.

Their founder and CEO already has already taken one company public, growing the companies revenue to over 7 billion dollars and is planning to do the same with this company.


  • Define & document DFT requirements/Specifications for IP/Block and Chip level
  • Execute DFT Lint to identify scan DRC violations and resolution
  • Plan and Insert MBIST and memory repair
  • Generate and port IJTAG ICL/PDL and STIL patterns for MBIST, ATPG, and JTAG tests
  • Expert knowledge of Mentor Tessent toolchain


  • 7+ years of proven DFT execution experience on mixed-signal SoC with first-pass silicon success
  • Expertise in using Cadence for scan stitching and Mentor Tessent tool suite for DFT implementation
  • Hands-on hierarchical DFT flow experience from RTL to netlist
  • Experience in inserting EDT, wrapper cells and OCC
  • Experience in analyzing DFT DRC violations and fault coverage analysis