Sr. ATE Engineer


Irvine, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 02/24/2021
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  • Company Address: 7555 Irvine Center Drive Suite 200, Irvine, CA, 92617

About Syntiant

Syntiant Corp, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is pushing cutting-edge machine learning from the cloud to edge devices. Utilizing breakthrough neuromorphic computing technology, intelligent devices are free of cloud connectivity enabling ubiquitous machine intelligence that is always on while consuming ultra low power.

Job Description

Primary responsibility to work on all aspects of hands-on test development, test hardware design, yield enhancements, debugging, characterization, production implementation and high-volume ramp-up of IC products. Responsible for the product test solution from product inception all the way through end of life of the product.

Main duties for this role include but are not limited to:

•   Interface with design groups and product engineering to ensure manufacturability of the product, including testability, yield, and quality

•   First silicon verification and device bring up using ATE tools and bench equipment

•   Develop test methods and generate/convert test vectors to support product validation, bench correlation, characterization, and production release.

•   Deliver qual program including Burn-In vector generation, validation, and conversion to be used at 3rd party Burn-In vendor.

•   Work with planning and product engineering to support customer sampling requirements

•   In case 3rd party IP is integrated with the product, ensure manufacturability, yield, and testability of 3rd party IP

•   Deliver production test program for both wafer and package level test programs

•   Design and develop required test hardware – Load board, bench board, and the probe card.

•   Manage test program transfer to overseas test-house

•   Maintain traceability of production test program flow

•   Drive ongoing cost reduction for the product (test time reduction, yield optimization)

•   Ensure reliable FA flow is supported to close potential test holes

•   Day to day management of test partner(s)

Minimum qualification for this role:

•   6-10 years of professional work experience as a test engineer in the fabless semiconductor industry, shipping volume production

•   B.Sc, M.Sc in EE preferred

•   Fluent with Teradyne or Advantest test platforms

•   Ability to independently lead the test-development efforts

•   Experience with ATPG and SCAN/MBIST bring-up, validation, and debug on ATE tester

•   Technical skills in evaluating/debugging digital and analog/mixed-signal circuits

•   Experience with bench and system-level testing is a plus

•   DFT experience is a plus

•   Candidate has been responsible to drive silicon products into high-volume production with tier-1 customers

•   Experience with automotive products is a plus

•   Experience with embedded flash technology is a plus

•   Delivered test solutions in advanced CMOS process nodes

•   Proven debugging skills

•   Great team player, communicator, and collaborator

•   Role is based in Irvine and will require occasional travel to meet with customers and suppliers

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Sr. ATE Engineer".

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