DFT Architect & RTL Design Engineer - 124741

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Fellow Design Engineer DFT Architecture and RTL


AMD is seeking a Processor DFT Architect and subject matter expert to design and develop custom DFT (Design-For-Test) microarchitecture for our next-generation IPs and processors.  Our candidate is experienced in the microprocessor development process, resolution of critical problems, and has a consistent track record of delivering timely and high-quality products. Cutting edge experience in DFT architecture and design, utilizing the latest process technologies, is required.  Our candidate demonstrates a deep understanding of unique silicon reliability and quality requirements to bring mission critical products to market.


•             Conceptualize and drive the definition of Design-For-Test Microarchitecture for our next-generation high-performance CPU cores and related IP; meet the highest quality standards of cloud and embedded computing. 

•             Collaborate with DFT stakeholders – ATPG engineers, SOC and other DFT IP experts, Product & Platform Engineering, Processor Architects and process technology experts – to define DFT solutions that ensure the highest levels of silicon quality and reliability.  Overcome challenges that intersect DFT technology and product development.

•             Implementation level specification, microarchitecture design and RTL implementation of custom Design for Test (DFT) solutions. 

•             Collaborate with design verification to validate and ensure production level deployment of features - enabling testability, diagnostics, and high quality. 

•             Collaborate with physical design engineers to achieve high frequency and low power; comprehending challenges of the latest cutting-edge fabrication technologies.

•             Develop technical strategies for DFT.  Demonstrate subject matter expertise.  Actively participate in the external DFT community.

Required experience:

•             Breadth and depth of experience in DFT design, methodology and the latest trends in high-performance microprocessor designs.

•             Evangelize DFT solutions and methodologies, technical leadership and mentoring of senior staff.

•             Experience must include Verilog RTL development with industry tools in a CPU, GPU, or similarly complex semiconductor product. 

Demonstrates expertise in the following:

•             Design-for-test microarchitecture, including scan test, memory built-in self test (MBIST), logic built-in self test (LBIST), and test access with JTAG and IEEE1500 standard logic.

•             Register transfer language (RTL) coding for high-speed designs.

•             Logic design or custom circuit design.

•             Exposure to design verification methods.

•             Experience with physical design, synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, and power closure.

•             Problem-solving and debugging skills.

•             Excellent communication and technical documentation skills.

Other experience that add value:

•             Experience with clocking, reset, power-up sequences, and power management logic.

•             Experience with design for debug (DFD) and design for manufacturability (DFM).

•             Comfort with scripting such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Shell or TCL

•             Patents and Publications on DFT.

Academic credentials and experience:

•             MS or PhD in EE/CE/CS and 15+ years of relevant work experience


•             Santa Clara, CA USA



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Requisition Number: 124741 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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