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Title:  Principal Test Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Business Unit:  Automotive Solution Business Unit
Office:  Milpitas
Job Function:  Quality Assurance
Job Type:  Permanent

Principal Test Engineer

Location: Milpitas, CA


Renesas is a global semiconductor company providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, and has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center, and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.


Job Description:


The position will be responsible for developing production test solutions for high performance analog and mixed-signal Power Management integrated circuits. This includes design and development of test methodologies, developing test hardware schematics and reviewing PCB layouts, test program development and debug, test correlation and transfer to manufacturing sites. Test program is developed in Visual Basic/C/C++ programming language using automated test equipment. Advises on design for testability, provides test throughput enhancements and identifies and eliminates test yield issues. Interfaces with Marketing, Design, Product and Applications teams for new product development and Manufacturing teams to support high volume production.


Core Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

•  Develop production test solutions for new Power Management products, including test software and hardware design
•  Interface with external vendors to develop test schematics, optimize test hardware layout, component selection and    manufacture of all necessary test hardware
•  Work with design engineers to implement required test modes
•  Develop and validate test solutions to ensure test coverage, correlation to bench measurements and measurement repeatability
•  Support IC characterization and qualification
•  Coordinate with remote manufacturing sites to release new test solutions to production
•  Provide production sustaining support to reduce test time, improve measurement stability and assist on yield issues


•            Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, Electronics  
•            Minimum of 15 years of related experience
•            Strong experience with the Advantest 93K platform
•            Highly skilled in writing code in C++ and 93K test methods
•            Strong background in IC bring-up, production and characterization test
•            Strong fundamentals in ATE hardware architecture
•            Familiar with pattern conversion process using VTRAN is a plus
•            Familiar with scripting language such as python is a plus




     Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, Electronics 


We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto