CPU DFT (ATPG/Structural Test) Design Engineer

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.



The Role:
You will develop and validate structural modes, test protocols, and process flows to ensure thorough structural quality targets. Utilize ATPG tool expertise to analyze and drive closure on structural coverage goals. Work to streamline the design validation process and test feature operation to reduce cost of test.  Explore and productize the latest testability tools/technologies; to enable the highest quality in bleeding edge process technologies.


The Person:
The candidate will be an experience engineer working on Structural Test, ATPG & scanDFT aspects of leading-edge process technology, multi-GHz microprocessor designs. The candidate will develop and validate structural test features to meet product testability, diagnostic and quality requirements to enable high quality production of our mobile, desktop, server and cloud products.


Preferred Experience:

8 or more years relevant experience in the DFT/Testability domain preferred:

  • ATPG tools, fault coverage, fault simulation techniques, scan design, hardware compression techniques, and BIST.

Other experiences that add value:

  • Scripting languages – Python, Ruby, Perl, TCL, or Shell
  • Physical Design, Synthesis, and Electrical Rule Checking
  • Debug and Waveform analysis; Simulation based Diagnostics
  • Circuit Design, Logic Design
  • RTL coding in Verilog or VHDL
  • Microprocessor architecture



MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or ECE preferred



Poughkeepsie, NY



Requisition Number: 165482 
Country: United States State: New York City: Poughkeepsie 
Job Function: Design

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