Principal DFT Engineer

Marvell Technology Group

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: Greater than 10 years

At Marvell, we believe that infrastructure powers progress. That execution is as essential as innovation. That better collaboration builds better technology. Trusted by the world’s leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world’s data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers’ current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we’re ultimately changing the way tomorrow’s enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform—for the better.

The data infrastructure that our customers build has never been more critical to our global economy. It’s what’s keeping the world connected, businesses running, and information flowing. If you’re ready to excel, innovate, and truly enjoy your work, apply now for the position detailed below.

The Opportunity

Central Engineering ASIC Design Services in Marvell designs and develops chips for external customers in market segments ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning to wired and wireless infrastructure. Rigorous Design-for-Test (DFT) methods ensure that a part can be tested with an extremely high degree of defect coverage in a time-constrained manufacturing environment.

Job Responsibilities:

Collaborate across the design and manufacturing test teams to implement DFT solutions for complex custom ASIC designs

Lead teams in the execution of DFT insertion and verification flows for scan test, Memory Built-in Self-Test (MBIST), and IP macro test

Lead teams in the execution of automated test pattern generation (ATPG) and pattern simulation, meeting stringent fault coverage requirements

Support manufacturing test hardware bring-up and pattern debug

Contribute best practices and define improvements to the DFT flows

Represent Marvell DFT in customer-facing discussions


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and 10-15 years of related professional experience, or Master’s degree and/or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields with 5-10 years of experience.

5+ years of hands-on experience with scan test, logic and memory BIST/BISR, functional test, JTAG (IEEE 1149 and IEEE 1687), and other test methodologies

Strong knowledge of third-party EDA DFT tools (Mentor Tessent, Cadence Modus, or Synopsys TestMAX) and able to manage vendor relationships

Experience and knowledge of Synthesis, IC routing and static timing tools

Experience and knowledge of functional verification, especially of DFT features

Experience and knowledge of high-volume test equipment (ATE) and system-level test (SLT)

Good understanding of Linux/Unix, with experience working on multi-threaded systems

Proficiency with programming and scripting languages such as Perl/TCL

Excellent teamwork, communication, analysis, and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment

Domain expert and mentor to less-experienced engineers

Inherent sense of urgency and accountability

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