Senior Hardware Test Engineer

Position Summary:

This position will report to the CTO and assume responsibility for test design and implementation of all aspects of electronics required to test complex imaging systems including analog and digital PCB design; data acquisition; integration of processing hardware, software and firmware.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design custom hardware for probe and final test of image sensors
  • Develop protocols for unit probe and final product test
  • Develop database for storage and retrieval of manufacturing and engineering test data
  • Work with Circuit Designers, Manufacturing, and customers to ensure that the performance of shipped product meets specifications
  • Document test procedures and transfer to manufacturing
  • Real-time review of test results with the goal of early identification of, and reaction to, yield excursions
  • Continually evaluation and improve the cost effectiveness of the CIS testing activity
  • Report to management, suppliers, and customers regarding test results and Pareto of failure bins
  • Serve as a key member of a yield enhancement team to trace test failure to root cause

Requirements & Minimum Education Level:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related science (M.S. preferred)


  • Minimum 5 years relevant design and test experience
  • Experience with CMOS image sensors will be a strong plus
  • Experience with Matlab, LabView, statistical software such as SAS/JMP
  • Experience with fab processing and FMEA

Required Skills:

  • DC and high-speed test instruments and procedures
  • Wafer probers
  • Understanding of semiconductor device physics
  • Statistical design, analysis and SPC
  • Gauge R and R studies
  • Custom programming of measurement instruments for automated data collection
  • Mechanical design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong command of written English
  • Self-motivated, work well in a team, experienced with team data and specification management procedures