Senior Staff Engineer, and Test Engineer Manager
San Diego, CA 
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Job Description

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission-to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

The Senior Staff Engineer, and Test Engineering Manager will oversee and provide leadership to a small team of junior and senior level test engineers while reporting into the Senior Manager, Test Engineering. As a technical leader and manager, this person will be responsible for organizing the team to successfully complete assigned projects which will include planning test development activities to support new products, participating in long term road mapping for production test capabilities and presenting project updates in manger level project reviews. This person will be making decisions that allow for the highest quality products while staying aligned with corporate strategies. There will be times when the person will be expected to be hands-on with their team to solve difficult problems in order to keep projects on track. This position requires proven experience in developing ATE test solutions for high volume production of RF, Analog or Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits. This position will be responsible for all aspects of test development for new products, including: development of load boards, probe cards, software, and working through ATE qualification process to prove the solution is stable for production. This position works closely with Design Engineering, Product Engineering, Program Management, and Manufacturing to deliver the highest quality products.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

This position has Management responsibility for:

  • Optimizing team performance by motivating team by example, influence, training and structure
  • Managing the career development of team members through goal setting and providing feedback
  • Helping recruit, select, and train new employees
  • Assigning and prioritizing tasks for team members such that overall project plans can be supported
  • Incorporating corporate strategies and technical data when making decisions that impact new products or projects
  • Representing team with presentations in manager level project reviews
  • Practicing hands-on training with team to solve difficult problems

This position has Technical responsibility for:

  • Leading efforts for continuous improvement of processes followed by the test engineering team
  • Owning TE responsibilities for products assigned to the group
  • Reviewing results and reports provided by team, provide constructive feedback
  • Responsible for following processes & procedures relating to new product development
  • Participating as a hands-on contributor for projects that are assigned to the team
  • Designing and developing necessary hardware and software to create a complete test solution
  • Transferring production test solution to off-shore test facility when necessary
  • Working closely with OSAT's on turnkey test developments, performing test feasibility studies, test planning and providing technical oversight
  • Understanding schematic design while working with vendors through the layout and fabrication process for load boards and probe cards
  • Measurement system analysis (GRR)

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Displaying Technical Expertise:Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Delivering High Quality Work: Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality; addresses problems that could impact quality; makes sure project deliverables and services meet all requirements and expectations; does not make the same mistakes twice
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 12 years of relevant experience in test development or 8 years with Master's degree
  • 2 years of experience with direct management of ATE test development projects and resources
  • Demonstrated record of releasing high volume products into production environment, including wafer sort and package / module test
  • In-depth knowledge of RF, Analog or Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits
  • Demonstrated understanding of test methodologies for Analog, Digital and RF circuits
  • Experience with Rack and stack ATE systems including VXI / PXI and/or commercial ATE platforms; LTX (Cohu), Teradyne, Advantest
  • Demonstrated ability to release new solutions off-shore
  • Excellent software skills with demonstrated proficiency using a high level programming language such as C/C++, VB/VBA, Python, etc.
  • Proven experience in developing ATE test solutions for high volume production of RF, Analog or Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits
  • Exceptional organization and attentiveness to detail
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be punctual

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience leading or managing individuals and/or teams
  • Experience working with OSAT's on turnkey test developments

Education Requirements

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or MS in Electrical Engineering with relevant experience

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including "protected veterans" under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logoand UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP andDuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12+ years
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