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Senior Test Engineer - GaN-IC – Pavia, Italy

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Energy is the backbone of human civilization. We use it in every action and a million ways, from making toast at breakfast to relaxing to music or TV to unwind at night. But we are seeing the world starting to show strain from this high level of energy use and production. Rising sea levels and climate change have posed an existential threat to humanity's gains in the last few centuries. At Efficient Power Conversion Corp, we are focused on building technology that reduces the power used by every appliance and piece of electronics everyone relies on to live in the modern world.   We do this not by improving the electronics but by improving how power gets delivered to them. Roughly 1/3 of power is wasted between the wall socket and the chips in a computer. We aim to cut that in half and then cut it in half again.

We are opening a new IC Development Center in Pavia – Italy, to design products to achieve these goals. If you want to be part of a nascent development center building up a new semiconductor development center from scratch while joining the pioneers in GaN technology and taking firsthand ownership in shaping your workplace, then join us in this mission to help keep the world a cooler place.

Job Description:

As a Senior Test Development Engineer, you are involved in the entire project lifecycle and act as a quality gate that every EPC IC product must pass. We will be counting on your support to continuously improve our test methodology, lead the setup of the test operations in the nascent design center, interact with ATE and hardware vendors, and interface OSAT and subcontractor for tall test-related operations. As a vital member of the nascent design center, you are eager to set up your work environment from scratch, driven by a sense of practice, agility, and creativity.

In your new role, you will:

  • Benchmark available ATE solutions against the specific GaN challenges (high current, high speed) and contribute to or lead the selection of optimal solution
  • Lead the setup of the test floor in the nascent Design Center Lab
  • Contribute to the definition of test development flow leveraging current best practices available in the company
  • Plan, run, and coordinate test projects ensuring time to market schedule performance, guaranteeing result interpretation, data analysis, and documentation
  • Analyze internal and customer requirements and perform feasibility studies
  • Define, develop and optimize production test software and hardware in close cooperation with the IC design & characterization team, technology development team, and product engineering
  • Own the complete test solution and related test transfer processes at Subcon and reliability labs, work on installation, correlation, and production release of test programs, data handling, interpretation of test results, interface to product engineering, optimization of test package stability
  • Define innovative and GaN-IC's tailored test strategies and methodologies while developing an in-depth knowledge of the GaN-IC technology capabilities and related challenges
  • Develop and share knowledge, networking with other experts in the company, mentoring and coaching colleagues and students.

Your profile:

Being a result-oriented person with a strong problem-solving mindset, open to challenges, and able to work in an unstructured and transforming environment, you aspire to achieve outstanding results with passion, remaining focused on solutions even in complex situations. You always look at the bigger picture and take the initiative to turn challenges into solutions. You also cooperate across boundaries and proactively contribute to a great team atmosphere through open and constructive communication.

You are best equipped for this task if you have the following:

  • A university degree in Electronic Engineering, Microelectronics, Computer Science, Automation, or comparable
  • Professional experience in high current mixed-signal IC testing using commercial ATE like ALS1000, ETS88, and similar.
  • Good test-programming skills and experience programming in C / C++ and script languages for ATE program development.
  • Proven experience in releasing test solutions and knowledge of design for testability and manufacturability practices
  • Ability to articulate constructively with design, product engineering, operation, and quality teams to ensure design for test is understood by all involved players and products requirements are specified and validated at early stages of development
  • Good lab skills with hands-on experience in making bench-level electrical measurements using signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and curve tracers.
  • Experience in PCB hardware design, schematic entry, layout, bill of materials, vendor selection, assembly, and troubleshooting. Experience with high-voltage design is a plus.
  • Proficient in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and software like Altium or similar
  • Knowledge of statistical process control techniques, data analysis, and related reporting
  • Experience in handling chip scale packages, pogo pins contactors, multi-pass wafer level testing, and high current transients will be a plus
  • Fluent written and spoken English required, skilled in the Italian language as a plus

To Apply:

Send resume to [email protected]. Place the position name in the subject line of the email. Provide resume in PDF format and use full name in file name