Product Development Engineer Lead
Leads development of testability and manufacturability activities for integrated circuits from the component feasibility stage through production ramp. Is an active participant in the design, development, and validation of testability circuits, test flows, and methodologies for new products through evaluation, development, and debug of complex test methods. Is able to understand new and complex requirements and lead a team that Interfaces with process development, fab, factory, assembly, quality and reliability, and manufacturing groups to enable post-silicon HVM ramp. Evaluates new designs on automatic test equipment (ATE) and works with the design, DFx, and product development teams to debug functionality and performance issues to root cause. Performs ATE device characterization, utilizes that data to define datasheet specifications and performs yield analysis. Collaborates with designers to drive design for test/debug/manufacturing (DFT/DFD/DFM) features enabling efficient production testing of new products. Develops and debugs complex software programs to convert design validation vectors and drive complex test equipment. Creates and tests validation and production test hardware solutions. Tests, validates, modifies, and redesigns circuits to guarantee component margin to specification. Analyzes and evaluates component specification versus performance to ensure optimal match of component requirements with production equipment capability with specific emphasis on yield analysis and bin split capability. Ensures manufacturability over process and product design through thorough analysis of process and spec corners and works with design to resolve yield issues before manufacturing ramp. Drives test time reduction through analysis of fallout data versus test time for various IPs to balance and drive overall product cost optimizations. Analyzes early customer returns with emphasis on driving test hole closure activities. Creates and applies concepts for optimizing component production relative to both quality and cost constraints. Leads and drives manufacturing readiness from fab, assembly, and test factory to support engineering sample and customer sample generation (ES milestones), wafer start planning, product qual execution strategy and capacity analysis, and assembly and test site certification activities. Works with fab, assembly, and test factory partners and planners to support production ramp. Able to manage execution of new product introductions in the fab, fab process targeting, product/process optimizations, and participate in factory task forces to bring product perspective and respond to product issues. Optimizes product supply through data analysis of postsilicon binsplit, die level cherry pick (DLCP), and optimize sort/test content and yield downstream through data analysis.
You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.
- Bachelor’s degree or MsC Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with 6 years of related experience in test or test equipment to support debug and characterization of SOC/ASICs.
- At least 2 years of experience leading small teams of engineers coordinating tasks and interfacing with engineering teams across the globe.
- Candidate must have unrestricted permanent right to work in Costa Rica.
- Intermediate to Advanced English level
4 Years of experience in SoC tools/methodology ( VCS, Synthesis, Tessent Industry standard ATPG/MBIST tools design compiler etc.); or other test development tools.
Knowledge of programing languages such as C/C++ Perl/Python/TCL scripting.
4 Years Experience with hardware description languages such as Verilog and/or System Verilog and familiar with RTL design and micro-architecture.
Knowledge of Test Program development on High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) testers/ Platforms.
Knowledge of DFT architectures and methodologies in any of the following areas: Scan, ATPG, Mbist, BScan, IO DFx, analog DFT, JTAG, Boundary scan etc
Knowledge of Intel CPU/SOC or other ASIC architecture, scripting/programing and UNIX.4 Years of experience in project management of complex engineering activities.