Silicon Failure Analysis Engineer, Devices and Services @ Google - San Diego, CA

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Silicon Failure Analysis Engineer, Devices and Services

GoogleSan Diego, CA
8 days ago

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in SoC Failure Analysis.
  • Experience with bench or ATE test platform, electrical fault isolation tools, and CAD navigation tools.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of DFT (e.g., Boundary Scan, ATPG, MBIST).
  • Knowledge of Python, TCL, C, Java, and other programming languages for automation.
  • Knowledge of process technology nodes and Physical FA.
  • Familiarity with Linux, Google Workspace, Android systems.

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. We aim to make people's lives better through technology.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $146,000-$220,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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  • Perform failure analyses on highly advanced and complicated issues using electronic circuit, Design for Test (DFT), and process technology knowledge.
  • Analyze Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) data logs, Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG), and MBIST (Memory Built-In Self Test) diagnostic results. Use CAD tools to visualize the diagnostic callouts and work with DFT and Test Engineering teams to create Failure Analysis (FA) debug test patterns, and perform simple test/pattern modifications for ATE-based fault isolation.
  • Perform electrical fault isolation techniques to narrow down the failure to a specific cell. Be responsible for guiding the Physical Failure Analysis (PFA) of the device by generating PFA instructions.
  • Perform FA CAD database creation/conversion and FA database development.
  • Write reports and discuss findings with the stakeholders. Drive Physical Failure Analysis and root cause analysis, including corrective actions.
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