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Senior Hardware Test Engineer

Senior Hardware Test Engineer
CA, Alameda

Job Description

Our Chicago-based client designing and manufacturing switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution is looking for a Senior Hardware Test Engineer. 


·       Develop and establish the specifications and requirements for the development of automated test systems and equipment to meet specified product test requirements.

·       Architecting complex automated test systems.

·       Design, develop, build, program, and implement automated test systems for given products.

·       Interacting with contract manufacturing teams to analyze and use quality feedback and data to improve product testing processes.

·       Assessing existing production test systems equipment and suggesting opportunities for improvement, using tools such as DFMEA, DFMA, and performance testing.

·       Creating test cases, test plans, test APIs, test VI’s, and LabView test programs to implement the product test requirements and test cases in the automated test systems.

·       Escalating unresolved issues to the appropriate internal teams and leadership.

·       Preparing and conducting the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) plans, Commissioning Test plans, and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) plans for automated test systems.

·       Preparing Automation Test Plans and training Product Engineering, Production, and Contract Manufacturing Operations team members in standard work for operating the automated test systems.

·       Interfacing with internal and external test equipment designers to ensure that all product test specifications and test system specifications are met.

·       Coaching, training, mentoring and reviewing the work of less experienced team members.


·       Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

·       11 to 15 years of experience designing and developing automated final unit and component test systems including printed circuit board functional test systems for production using LabVIEW software and National Instruments hardware.

·       Experience in medium/high volume manufacturing of highly reliable electronic, electrical and mechanical systems.

·       Well-versed in DFM/DFT techniques.

·       Experience with tolerance analysis, GD&T, FEA, and FMEA.

·       Proficiency in using lab instrumentation (scopes, DMMs, logic analyzers, network analyzers, etc.).

·       Prefer candidates with experience designing and troubleshooting digital and mixed-signal electronic circuits, printed circuit board assemblies, programming, testing and debugging large-scale digital systems that include FPGAs, CPUs, DSP’s and various logic and interface circuitry.

·       Ability to work hands-on, independently, and in cross-functional, multi-cultural project teams.

·       Ability to interface with internal customers and stakeholders to define project scope, requirements and plans.

·       Experience as a Test System Architect.

·       Knowledge of Quality Management Systems, specifically ISO:9001.

·       Ability to use Microsoft products, CAD, schematic and board layout tools such as Allegro, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Zuken E3, AutoCAD, Visio.

·       Experience using agile management and defect tracking tools (Confluence, JIRA).

·       Enthusiasm, drive, a sense of urgency with strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and teaming skills.

·       Proven ability to manage working on multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail.

·       Ability to travel


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