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Principal DFX Architect



13d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $232K - $356.5K
  • Santa Clara
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AI generated summary

  • You must have a BSEE with 18+ years of experience in system architecture, quality management, RAS concepts, defect mechanisms, and high-speed interface architectures. Excellent analytical skills, exposure to RTL design, and outstanding communication skills are essential.
  • You will lead quality and RAS improvement initiatives for data center and automotive products, develop new methodologies, and mentor junior engineers on design trade-offs.


  • BSEE (or equivalent experience) with 18+ years of proven experience in system architecture, or hardware quality management.
  • Demonstrated experience in defining, monitoring, and delivering quality metrics, working with multiple cross-functional teams.
  • Deep understanding of RAS concepts.
  • Knowledge of defect mechanisms, silent-data corruption (SDC), DPPM, and chip aging estimation techniques.
  • Knowledge of high-speed interface architectures such as PCIe, USB3, DDR, HBM is highly desired. Understanding of system level interactions of these interfaces is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills in verification and validation of logic on complex and multi-million gate designs using vendor tools.
  • Good exposure to multi-functional areas including RTL & clocks design, STA, place-n-route and power.
  • Experience in silicon debug and bring-up on the ATE or SLT platforms is a plus.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with the curiosity to work on rare challenges.


  • As a member in our team, in a silicon-first role, you will work with multi-functional teams, leading outgoing quality and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) improvement initiatives for data center and automotive products.
  • In addition, you will help develop and deploy new methodologies for our next generation chip, board, and system products to increase outgoing quality metrics.
  • You will also help mentor junior engineers on design trade-offs including cost and quality.


What is the main focus of the Principal DFX Architect role at NVIDIA?

The main focus of the Principal DFX Architect role at NVIDIA is to work on groundbreaking innovations involving crafting creative solutions for DFT architecture, verification, and post-silicon validation on some of the industry's most complex semiconductor chips.

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Mission & Purpose

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.