DFT Engineer - New College Graduate 2024



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing. NVIDIA is a “learning machine” that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities that are hard to solve, that only we can seek, and that matter to the world. This is our life’s work, to amplify human creativity and intelligence. Make the choice to join us today.

We are now looking for a highly motivated DFT Engineer to join this multifaceted and innovative hardware team at NVIDIA. Our Design-for-Test Engineering team works on groundbreaking innovations involving crafting creative solutions for DFT architecture, verification and post-silicon validation on some of the industry's most sophisticated semiconductor chips.

What you'll be doing:

  • In this highly technical role, you will work on end-to-end DFT for the most sophisticated chips in the world, from methodology, to deployment to post-silicon lifecycle support.

  • Partner with the top EDA tool vendors to develop new capabilities to support NVIDIA requirements, and with internal CAD to drive efficiency via automations.

  • Work with NVIDIA VLSI and Operations teams to deliver the scan feature in all product segments at NVIDIA.

  • Help mentor junior engineers on test designs and trade-offs including cost and quality.

What we need to see:

  • Pursuing a BSEE or MSEE (or equivalent experience).

  • Knowledge in defining scan test plans, BIST including memories and IOs, fault modeling, ATPG and fault simulation.

  • Excellent analytical skills in verification and validation of test patterns and logic on sophisticated and multi-million gate designs using vendor tools.

  • Good exposure to multiple domains including RTL & clocks design, STA, place-n-route and power, to ensure we are making the right trade-offs.

  • Experience in Silicon debug and bring-up on the ATE with an understanding of pattern formats, failure processing, and test program development.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Strong programming and scripting skills in Perl, Python or Tcl desired.

NVIDIA offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. At NVIDIA, we work on the hardest problems, and some of the most brilliant and motivated people in their fields choose to work here. Our world-class engineering teams are growing, as we lead the AI revolution from the front. If you are ready to make an impact in this journey, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is 92,000 USD - 178,250 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.