Lead DFT Engineer

Location Pleasanton
Discipline: Hardware Acceleration Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Salary: US$200000 - US$240000 per annum + Equity package
Contact name: Jake Whitcomb

Contact email: jwhitcomb@acceler8talent.com
Job ref: BBBH13239_1668698953
Published: 19 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Acceler8 Talent is actively seeking a DFT Expert to join a leading AI semiconductor start-up company that has recently closed a large Series C round of funding and trademarked two devices that offer developers a single-chip solution to complex systems that require accelerated AI and ML edge processing.

They have completed one successful tapeout already and are 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 company's 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