Intel Senior Design-for-Test DFT Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

We ensure testability and quality of Intel's cutting edge silicon products for mobile applications. If you are interested in the challenging world of System-on-Chip design and implementing Design-for-Test measures for such products, you should consider next step of your career within Intel Mobile Communications.

We are looking for an experienced DFT Engineer to support us in performing DFT-related tasks in digital and mixed-signal designs. Your tasks would include creating and reviewing test concepts planning and running scan insertion analyzing and improving scan test coverage creating and verifying ATPG patterns, implementing and verifying MBIST, creating functional test patterns and supporting pattern debug on testers. We cooperate and work with teams around the world and from different fields, e.g. system engineering, digital SoC and analog/mixed-signal/RF IP design teams, layout and synthesis teams, test engineering, etc. We are always looking for ways to improve our flows and processes. We strive to be open and easy to work with and continuously learn and improve.


  • M.Sc. or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience in digital IC or SOC design with a focus on design-for-test topics

  • Deep understanding and practical experience with DFT methodology and concepts

  • Practical experience with DFT tasks, like RTL analysis, scan synthesis, ATPG, boundary scan, memory BIST, pattern generation, and verification

  • Basics of modeling non-digital blocks for ATPG and logic simulation tools advantageous

  • Capability to work with and guide others

  • Familiarity with Tessent EDT and MBIST Synopsys DFT-Compiler, VCS and Spyglass advantageous

  • Basic understanding of Automated Test Equipment ATE or experience working with ATEs advantageous

  • Fluent English required, German desired


Inside this Business Group

Communication & Devices Group: The wireless revolution at Intel! We are one team - passionate engineers and technologists from diverse industry backgrounds working together to realize a world of connected computing. We are bringing the best ideas from the brightest minds to deliver future mobile experiences into the market. We are on the journey towards making Intel a wireless leader with exciting products for the Internet of Things, 5G and an opportunity to change the world with your work.

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