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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Principal ASIC DFT Engineer in Bracknell, United Kingdom

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

Key responsibilities

  • DFT implementation & verification including Scan, PMBIST, JTAG and other DFT’s related logic.

  • Scan/PMBIST/JTAG Synthesis Flow co-development with Synthesis engineers.

  • Generate/Develop and working with PD/STA engineer to verify DFT’s SDC.

  • Perform DFT gate level simulations work with DFT architecture, and support RTL/PD engineer to correct DFT violations throughout the flow.

  • Participate in ATE bring up, silicon debug and support in system testing


  • 5+ years of relevant experience. Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, graduate level or compensating experience

  • Expert level knowledge of EDA DFT tools including scan insertion, compression technology

  • Working knowledge of RTL coding in Verilog, Synthesis & STA.

  • Scripting experience in PERL, Python, and Shell required, C/C++ preferred.

  • Working knowledge of EDA Functional simulators - Incisive/VCS.

  • Working with PD group for DFT Implementation and Scan reordering. Self-driven.

  • Proven success in development of complex custom ASIC products in advanced process nodes

  • Hand-on experienced and successful taped out several ASICs

    We’re doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can’t.

Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. 
Our shared passion for solving the world’s toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence.

Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.