Sr Principal Design Engineer

8-15 years
3 months ago 1 Applied
Job Description

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Job Summary:

Join a growing and dynamic team and help lead the Design for Test activities for next generation of SoCs in advanced technology nodes. As part of the HSV SoC design team, you will be working to define and implement the Design-for-Test architecture and features for SoCs for Palladium Emulation platforms in advanced technology nodes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define the DFT Architecture for the next generation SoCs.
  • Implementation & verification including Scan, PMBIST, JTAG and other DFT's related logic.
  • Define and develop methodology for DFT insertion, pattern development, manufacturing tests, verifications, etc
  • Working closely with cross functional teams to develop and verify DFT's structures and constraints.
  • Perform RTL and gate level (no-timing and timing) simulations to verify DFT functionality.
  • Work closely with Test Engineering for test program development and Silicon bring up, diagnosis, Yield improvement, etc.
  • Work closely with EDA RnD teams to propose and implement new features.


  • B. Tech /BE/ME/M Tech with 8-15+ years of relevant hands-on experience in Design for Test (DFT).
  • Clear understanding of key DFT concepts like Scan compression, Scan Stitching, fault models (stuck-at, delay tests, IDDQ, Small Delay, etc.), IEEE P1500, MBIST, IEEE 1149.1/6 (Boundary scan), IEEE 1687, etc.
  • Working knowledge of RTL coding in Verilog, Synthesis & STA
  • Experience in at least one scripting language like PERL, Python, TCL, or Shell is preferred.
  • Hands on experience with either Tessent/Modus ATPG tool
  • Proven success in development of complex custom ASIC products in advanced process nodes
  • Hands-on experienced and successful taped out several ASICs.
  • Self-motivated team player with strong problem-solving skills to collaborate with various teams to achieve desired goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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IEEE 1687
IEEE 1149.1/6
Scan compression
IEEE P1500
Modus ATPG
Scan Stitching

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