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Microchip Technology Tech Staff Eng-Test in San Jose, California


Job Description:

Define and implement a wide range of FPGA test solutions for the next generation FPGA SOC families. Work independently with Design teams and vendors on design-for-test features, test methodologies, and pre-silicon test validation. Work across departments to develop test generation automation, embedded firmware and lab and ATE hardware to ensure fast silicon bring-up cycle time, test coverage and product cost goals. Support transfer of new products testing to Operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with design engineers to define DFT (Design-For-Test) features, test methodology and test coverage requirements to effectively screen manufacturing defects and ensure performance for next generation FPGA SOC devices

  • Help develop custom test generation software tools to increase productivity and ensure quality of custom test methodologies and ATE test flows

  • Plan, generate, simulate, and validate test methodologies, test firmware and fault coverage pre-silicon

  • Plan, generate, debug, and release ATE test flows and hardware for initial silicon bring up and rollout

  • Support initial silicon bring-up through debug and roll-out of calibration and manufacturing defect screening test flows

  • Transfer new product test plans, test flows and hardware to Operations teams

  • Drive continuous innovation in test development, rollout, product quality and cost

Execute independent cross department technical projects; train and mentor junior engineers


Required Qualifications:

  • BSEE / BSCS or equivalent. MSEE / MSCS preferred

  • 10 years related experience in test development and New Product Introduction, preferably with complex SOC devices

  • Independent technical project execution across departments with good communication skills

  • In-depth knowledge of CMOS digital or analog circuit operation and characteristics

  • Manufacturing test methods of one or more: embedded processors, large complex ASIC subsystems, FPGA logic fabric, multi-port memories, SerDes or DDR, PLLs & DLLs, PVT sensors, or circuit trimming

  • Capable of programming in C/C++, JAVA, or similar language; embedded software/firmware skills is a plus

  • Capable of operating ATE, bench equipment, DVM, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc. in a lab and production environment

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