DFT CAD Engineer

Apple Santa Clara, California
dft cad engineer apple dft team silicon hardware cad people debugging tools synthesis
March 19, 2023
Santa Clara, California
Summary Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple s customers every single day. Key Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated DFT experience, and should have been involved in DFT efforts for large processor and/or SOC designs.
  • Knowledge about industrial standards and practices in DFT, including ATPG, JTAG and MBIST.
  • Knowledge of Verilog and/or VHDL, and experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools preferred.
  • Experience in debugging Compressed ATPG patterns, MBIST, and JTAG/1500 related issues.
  • Experience with Perl or Tcl or Python scripting languages.
  • Exposure to industry standard DFT and ATPG Tool required.
  • Familiarity with synthesis tools preferred.
Description Our Hardware Technology team is responsible for Apple s breakthrough custom silicon and hardware technologies including battery, applications processors, storage controllers, sensors silicon, display silicon and other chipsets across Apple s entire product line. As part of our CAD and Methodology team in Apple s world-class Silicon Engineering Group, you will be involved with the complete DFT and ATPG CAD solution for all design projects . - Develop and implement DFT and ATPG flow - Participate in development and implementation of DFT architecture with design team - Work with the DFT and Synthesis CAD team to verify DFT implementations - Support tool and infrastructure to generate structural test vectors , analyzing and improving coverage - Work with DFT designers on STA, physical, power and logical issues - Drive DFT and ATPG vendor engagements Education & Experience Minimum requirements of BS + 10 years of industry experience Additional Requirements Pay & Benefits
  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $161,000 and $278,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

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