Design Validation and Test Engineer


Ref: 1275Tuesday 26 October 2021

£50,000 to £60,000 DOE plus benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Design Validation and Test (DVT) engineer for one of our most outstanding clients that is an international designer of mixed signal semiconductor solutions with a key design presence in the city centre of Edinburgh. Our client's design team develops custom automotive centric ICs using ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers and integrate Analog and mixed signal, RF and Power Management IPs bringing a complete solution to an international customer base. You will join a small team of highly competent engineers that are creating brand new designs in the field of wireless and USB power delivery, sensing systems and connectivity within the car.

An ideal candidate should have deep and solid understanding on basic EE concepts and can apply them in real life lab work. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and executing the validation plans for new semiconductor products at IP (in situ characterization) and system levels. Close collaboration with design team is encouraged as our IC designers do spend time in the lab!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Validate IC’s functionality in the lab against design and application requirements. Tasks includes test plan and procedure generation, initial chip bring up, full IP and chip level validation and characterization over process and temperature and debug analysis while product is in development stage.
  • Define and develop the test setups with reasonable tradeoffs between accuracy, measurement time, and cost.
  • Develop automation software for the tests using LabView or Python preferably.
  • Design hardware fixtures, e.g. a PCB, as a part of the test setup if no off-the-shelf solution is available.
  • Collect, consolidate, and analyze test data for review with the design and quality teams.
  • Participate to board and chip design reviews to make sure all the parameters can be tested. Help implement design features for testing and automation purposes.

Main Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position.
  • MS degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering
  • Have a solid foundation on basic circuit and demonstrated good understanding on basic analog circuits on areas like transistors, Op Amp, ADC, DAC, oscillator and clock. RF knowledge is a definitive plus as indie develops Bluetooth and WIFI solutions.
  • Proficient at using various bench test bench equipment such as DMM, power supply, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, signal generator and VNA
  • Hands on capability to design and implement EDVT characterization tests with solid understanding of hardware design and manufacturing test parameters. Familiar with concepts such as spec compliance matrix.
  • Enjoy debugging as well as inventing more efficient ways to test ICs
  • Comfortable with MCU based systems and FW development tool chain.
  • Hands on capability to develop and implement test scripts using C, C++, LabView and Python programming.
  • Be systematic and very well organized, excellent communication skills to collaborate with offices and partners in UK, USA, Germany and Asia.