Senior Structural Testing Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

NVIDIA's invention of the GPU 1999 fueled the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI— the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, we are increasingly known as “the AI computing company”. We are looking to grow our company and grow with the most talent in the world! We are looking for a Senior Structural Test Engineer to be part of our Manufacturing Test Team. You will be building next-generation boards and systems, work closely with cross functional teams and suppliers to drive Functional Test HW solution. This position offers the opportunity to have real impact in a multifaceted, technology-focused company impacting product lines ranging from consumer graphics to self-driving cars and the growing field of artificial intelligence.

The ideal candidate will drive the scope of structural test plan on baseboards/systems with cross functional teams, review design concept, define validation plan, develop/automate configurations of test infrastructure to test various product features, and optimize test cost/quality/manufacturability. The candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of structural test plan since EVT build to find SMT, PCB, and component issues earlier to catch and fix rather than finding them later at following stations which will complicate and delay the debug time. You will work closely with PCB designers, tester vendors, fixture houses and CMs to enable the process.

What you will be doing:

  • Define ICT capability, HW design requirements, and board debug capabilities from design review phase, NPI bring-up to mass production phase.

  • Optimize the structural test plan to find SMT, PCB, and component issues earlier.

  • Work with board designers, layout engineers, tester vendors, and fixture houses by providing detailed DFM and guidance to meet ICT requirements.

  • Provide support for production bring-up and debugging.

  • Support new tester platform bring-up in Taiwan. (ICT, BSI, FCT universal tester, etc.).

  • Coordinate test fixtures/platform automation with suppliers, CMs, and global team.

  • Define and provide procedure/document and technical support if needed.

What you need to see:

  • Master degree (or equivalent experience) in Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, or other related fields.

  • 5+ years' experience in ICT programming, fixture design/manufacturing, and factory testing areas

  • Experience in ICT development capability, HW design understanding, board debug capabilities. and structured test understanding.

  • Experience in FCT HW setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

  • Good knowledge of board manufacturing flow, PCB/fixture design, proven program management capability, experience and results.

  • Excellent communication, quantitative, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Must be a strong team player, supporting & analytical skill, and good working habits.

  • Self-starter who can accomplish assigned tasks with minimal supervision.

With competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, we are widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers, and we have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us. Due to outstanding growth, our best-in-class teams are rapidly growing so if you're creative and autonomous with a real passion for technology, we want to hear from you.

The base salary range is 124,000 USD - 195,500 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.