DFT Engineer

Graphcore

Bristol, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
  • Website: graphcore.ai
  • Company Address: 228 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

About Graphcore

Graphcore has created a new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

Job Description



Founded just over four years ago, Graphcore's growth and impact has been little short of staggering. We believe we're in a unique position as a new wave of machine learning technology begins to emerge. We see a world where technology enhances human potential and takes us into a new era of intelligence and progress that everyone can benefit from.

What we can achieve over the next few years will re-shape businesses around the world.

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

We are looking for a DFT Engineer to join our Silicon team. Ideally the right candidate will have a strong focus on quality, an understanding of the importance of production test on the success of a product and some hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas: RTL design,  simulations and debugging, synthesis, STA and DFT.

We also welcome recent/new graduates to apply for this role and work alongside our DFT leads, provided they have an interest in IC manufacture and production and are very keen and enthusiastic to learn and develop skills across all aspects of IC design/verification/manufacture.  

Responsibilities

    Working with silicon team to define DFT specifications and chip test interface
    Developing and implementing DFT architecture
    Implementing DFT infrastructure
    Working with silicon team to verify DFT features and implement design changes
    Generating structural test vectors, analyzing and improving coverage
    Working with 3rd party IPs to integrate the provided design into the DFT infrastructure
    Working with test engineers to bring up test vectors on Silicon

Requirements

    Knowledge about industrial standards and practices in DFT, including ATPG, JTAG, MBIST and trade-offs between test quality and test time
    Experience on developing DFT specifications and driving DFT architecture and methods for designs
    Solid understanding of design verification methodologies for validating DFT implementation in simulation pre-silicon
    Experience in debugging ATPG patterns, Compressed ATPG patterns, MBIST and JTAG related issues
    Experience with STA constraints development and analysis for DFT modes and SDF simulations
    Experience in silicon bring-up, debug, and validation of DFT features
    A very good knowledge of Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems
    Familiarity with programming languages such as C/C++ and Tcl/Python scripting
    Great team working and communication skills
    Degree level qualifications in Electronics or a related field

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer a generous pension scheme and to support your well-being we provide health insurance, life cover and an employee assistance programme.

Our centrally located Bristol office provides a well-stocked kitchen with healthy food, drinks and snacks and our very own barista! We have an active social scene too - from cycling, yoga, running and football right through to a board game group.

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment that makes Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.

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