SoC Debug Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Business Group Overview:
As an integral part of Intels IDM 2.0 strategy, the Corporate Planning Group (CPG) is established matrix reporting to CEO, to drive world-class operational execution and superb centralized planning to address our customers needs. CPG will accelerate the success of IDM 2.0 and enable business priorities across internal manufacturing, external manufacturing, and support all our customers for growth and success. This new organization will maximize impact with cross-BU, TD, and Manufacturing alignment, display independence for our external wafer sourcing and IFS customers and bring us closer together as One Intel.

Job Description:
This position will be part of the CPG Foundry Technology and Engineering (FTE) team chartered with accelerating product leadership through strong collaboration and execution with our 3rd party Foundry, Assembly and Test suppliers. FTE manages Foundry and OSAT to deliver compelling, timely, Intel-aligned technology and enable Intel to leverage it most effectively for hybrid, leadership product design and manufacturing. Intels market ambition of $300B TAM, our die desegregation strategy, and increased 5nm/3nm/2nm usage are all driving a non-linear expansion of external foundry usage. FTE seeks a dynamic Staff DFT Engineer responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Defining design-for-test methods for products that are manufactured in external foundries.

  • Partners with the manufacturing teams and the foundries to define and drive implementation of DFT structures for logic, memory, high-speed I/Os, analog circuits that maximize benefits from external process nodes for production test time reduction, yield improvement, and reduced outgoing product quality. Works with EDA vendors to define enhancements to test CAD tools.

  • Engages with external design services companies to implement design-for-test features as needed.

  • Design and verify DFT structures when needed.

  • Create, simulate and verify Scan ATPG patterns as needed.

  • Create functional tests and corresponding test patterns as needed. Support silicon brings up test patterns.

  • Performs diagnosis of test patterns on silicon.

  • Participate/drive failure analysis in silicon production


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical engineering or related field of study with 6+ years of experience DFT on products that went into production or a Master's degree with 4+ years of experience in DFT on products that went into production.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience writing scripts and small software programs for automation, using RTL and physical design tools, EDA vendor tools such as scan ATPG, memory BIST, industry DFT practices in HSIO test, PLL test, and debug methods and production test equipment.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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