This position is for a hardware design engineer reporting into the Digital product development group. The successful candidate will develop technology for high performance, precision digital instrumentation. Strong grasp of hardware issues such as digital circuit logic design, high speed transmission lines, frequency domain analysis are required. The position will require hands on characterization and debugging as well. Knowledge of laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers is needed. While the job is primarily hardware focused, some knowledge of RTL design and software will also be needed. Experience within the electronics test industry is a definite plus. As your career progresses, you will have the opportunity to work closely with marketing and applications to provide input to Xcerra’s instrumentation strategies and future product developments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Generate high level functional block diagram base on requirement from product marketing
Estimate circuit power consumption based on high level functional block diagram
Translate high level functional block diagram into detail circuit design using Cadence Concept Schematic Capture tool.
Work with CAD design engineer to move schematic design into PCB artwork. Requires some basic understanding or experience in artwork layout tool such as Allegro.
Generate theory of operation for circuit and define circuit test strategy including test setup and limits.
Circuit features and functional debug and bring up
Detail characterization of circuit behavior and validate circuit to actual specification.
Education and/or Experience:
MSEE preferred, BSEE will be considered.
Excellent academic record
1-3 years’ experience (co-op experience accepted or major project work done in other venue); Experience in any form of test equipment development is a big plus
Strong circuit design knowledge, both gate level and transistor level
Ability to understand and create hardware block diagrams and schematics
Ability to understand engineering, manufacturing and customer requirements
Ability to cooperatively develop with engineers from other disciplines, including Software and Mechanical specialists
Programming skills (C, C++, Python, Lab View, Verilog, etc.) at some level
Simulation skills (Spice, Verilog, 3D field solvers, etc.)
Problem solving and debugging skills including the ability to debug in a laboratory
Proven ability to develop quality deliverables on time
Self-motivated, driven individual who loves to create!
This employer does not participate in providing visa sponsorship for employment.
Xcerra Corporation comprises the combined companies of the LTX-Credence Corporation, Multitest, Everett Charles Technologies and atg-Luther & Maelzer businesses. equipment, interface products, and services to the semiconductor, industrial, and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company addresses the broad, divergent requirements of the mobility, industrial, automotive and consumer end markets, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Xcerra is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability status or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The consolidated companies have revenues of $390M with approximately 30 locations worldwide and employ over 1,800 employees.