Factory Test Engineer

Swift Navigation

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
  • Website: swiftnav.com
  • Company Address: 650 Townsend Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation, Inc. has been redefining GNSS positioning technology since 2012. What began as the industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into an ecosystem of GNSS positioning solutions for autonomous applications.

Job Description

Swift Navigation provides precise positioning solutions for automotive, autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass-market applications. What began as the GNSS industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into a Swift Navigation ecosystem of positioning solutions for autonomous applications. From the nationwide GNSS corrections delivered from the cloud by the Skylark™ precise positioning service, the hardware-independent, integrated software solution that is Starling® positioning engine to the centimeter-level accurate Piksi® Multi and ruggedized Duro® and Duro Inertial RTK receivers, Swift Navigation is enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world. Learn more online at swiftnav.com, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav

Swift is seeking an engineer to test, analyze, and contribute to the ongoing design of our electronics GPS receivers. Swift designs precision navigational products down to a centimeter accuracy, providing location solutions that are 100 more times accurate than traditional GPS. We’re seeking someone who has worked through and solved manufacturing yields, maintained test fixture(s), and can expertly identify and address coverage gaps that enable the success of our hardware and product portfolio.



  • Analyze, calculate accuracy and summarize receiver data in Python and translate the data into visualization tools, updating alerts and dashboards
  • Evaluate test results to diagnose causes of failure and improve yield
  • Work with factory technicians to debug testing problems and improve workflow, throughput, cycle times, etc.
  • Recommend new tests to evaluate product features
  • Find and address testing gaps or inefficiencies
  • Identify new hardware to improve test fixtures
  • Develop and implement test qualification processes

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience programming in C, Python or shell scripts. Application development in Python is a plus.
  • Linux tools and scripting
  • Basic electronics and board level communication (SPI, I2C, etc)
  • Familiarity with basic debugging tools such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers
  • Ability to read schematics and solve problems
  • Experience authoring test plans and developing tools for factory debug.
  • Understanding of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Automated test infrastructure design and implementation
  • Embedded C / Microcontrollers
  • RF Electronics / Software Defined Radio
  • Automated Test Equipment Design
  • Manufacturing or DFM/DFT experience
  • SQL
  • Dashboard design
  • Understanding of Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)


  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary, employer-covered health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending, HSA.
  • Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events. 
  • Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff, and professionals.


Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or other defining characteristics.


Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49

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