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Sr. DFT SOC Engineer

Company: Synopsys
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. DFT SOC Engineer


USA - Texas - Austin

Job Description and Requirements

At Synopsys, we're at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we're powering it all with the world's most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.
Our System Design Solutions (SDS) services team delivers tool, methodology, design creation, verification and implementation expertise to enable leading edge customers to complete their most challenging SoC design projects. Our customers range from industry leaders to start-ups, developing products for applications such as telecommunications, wireless, broadband, automotive, AI, and high-performance computing. Our services work ranges from collaborating with customers to provide specific design skills and assistance for an SoC development, providing design flow and methodology deployment, performing RTL2GDSII implementation for blocks, sub-systems and full SoCs, and executing full SoC turnkey design from specification to parts.
We're looking for an SoC Engineer, Staff - Design for Test (DFT) specialist. Does this sound like a good role for you? In this role you will perform SoC DFT architecture, implementation and verification at block and chip levels as well as provide DFT design flow methodology expertise.
As a Staff DFT SoC engineer you will play a critical role in many aspects of our customers chip design process, including DFT methodology development, DFT planning & architecture, test insertion, ATPG pattern generation and post silicon test support. You will be responsible for assisting our customers in addressing their most challenging DFT issues using Synopsys' DFT technology.
As a Staff DFT SoC Engineer, you will work either as an individual contributor or as a project lead for the DFT function, depending on the size and scope of the project. Staff DFT SoC Engineers may be assigned to projects that range from turnkey design implementation projects done by SDS members off-site to joint design assistance projects where members of the SDS team work closely with our customers design team members at the customer or SDS site.
Key Qualifications:

  • Implement and verify DFT solutions for customers advanced SoC designs to successfully meet customer requirements and achieve first pass silicon success
  • Architect DFT SoC solutions for customers advanced SoC designs to successfully meet customer requirements and achieve first pass silicon success
  • Develop and improve DFT scripts, flows, and best practices to meet growing Customer SoC demands
  • Excel in skill areas including DFT technical expertise, team work, customer focus, and communication.
  • Drive the pre-sales process through planning and scoping of projects.
  • Develop, improve, and maintain the organization and processes to successfully meet and exceed the BUs sales goals.
  • Ability to travel on occasion for short periods of time, and occasionally work on-site at customer premises as required.
  • This position may include assignment to government contracts. Consequently, the ability to obtain government security clearances and/or other work clearances is preferred, and will be required in the event of assignment to government contract work.
    Preferred Experience:
    • Experience with all DFT aspects of an SoC including: ATPG, BSD, JTAG, LBIST, MBIST, Scan insertion, compression, core wrapping and DFT debug and diagnostics
    • Experience with Synopsys DFT toolset including TestMax, Design Compiler, DFTMAX, Fusion Compiler, PrimeTime, TetraMax, VCS and SpyGlass
    • Demonstrate experience as a senior technical contributor and leader on DFT projects.
    • BS with 8 - 10 yrs relevant experience. MS with 7+ yrs relevant experience. Related Ph.D. with 5+yrs.
    • Automotive experience developing and meeting strict functional safety and ISO26262 requirements
    • Experience working in a customer focused environment with great communication skills
    • Extensive experience partnering across functional and global lines.The base salary range across the U.S. for this role is between $117,000 to $204,000. In addition, this role may be eligible for an annual bonus, equity, and other discretionary bonuses. Synopsys offers comprehensive health, wellness, and financial benefits as part of a of a competitive total rewards package. The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of job-related factors, including location, skills, experience, and education. Your recruiter can share more specific details on the total rewards package upon request.

      Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.


      Job Category



      United States

      Job Subcategory

      SOC Engineering

      Hire Type


      Base Salary Range

      $117,000 - $204,000

Keywords: Synopsys, Austin , Sr. DFT SOC Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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