Principal Test Engineering Lead

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Sunnyvale, California
Job Type:Full Time

The Microsoft Silicon team is transforming the ways people communicate, create, and collaborate through the devices and components we develop. We’re a growing team of engineers on a mission to develop revolutionary designs and ship first-to-market products. Azure, XBOX, Surface and Hololens incorporate our internally developed silicon components. Our team is creative and resourceful; we value growth and learning. We want to amplify your abilities so you can do your best work. Join us, and together we’ll turn groundbreaking hardware designs into reality!



The position will have responsibility for test engineering for new product development and production of manufacturing.

The position requires an individual who can break new ground, drive fresh ideas and build on well-honed industry test solutions for IC development and IC manufacturing. The candidate should have strong project leadership skills to manage external vendors, drive cross functional teams and drive sub-project as part of larger development programs.

The candidate should have excellent knowledge of IC test program and hardware development, IC characterization and ATE Platforms. The Candidate should also be knowledge in DFT, IC manufacturing flows, ATE test vector generation, IC manufacturing flows, broad understanding of IC test methodologies and a good understanding of test cost structure. It is beneficial to have background in Product Engineering, IC design and/or IC verification.

The candidate would benefit from background in various product market area such as high performance compute, AI, GPUs, telecom.


Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in a Silicon test engineering, or engineering lead position
  • Experience with automated test equipment (ATE) architecture/specification, test software and hardware development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in leading cross functional teams and understands program/project management.
  • Experience in large scale and/or high performance (ie. AI, machine leaning, neural nets, CPU’s) and/or high power SoCs/chips on advanced process nodes
  • Experience with automated test equipment (ATE) architecture/specification, test software and hardware development.
  • Knowledgeable in DFT and DFM techniques
  • Good understanding of bring-up/debug, characterization, manufacturing test; experience with modern PHYs (ie. PAM4, HBM, PCIE gen5, DDRx) an asset.
  • Good understanding of statistical and data analysis including DOE’s, and test report generation;
  • Experience with DFT, and defining DFT requirements in pre-silicon phases of product development an asset.
  • Good software skills, especially in scripting languages is an asset.
  • Understanding of modern techniques in data analysis and test methods for continuous improvement in quality, reliability, yield is an asset.
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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