Staff SOC Test Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Data Platform Group (DPG) as a Test Engineer! Barefoot Networks (BXD) is part of the Ethernet Networking Division in Intel's DPG, and we're looking for motivated, passionate and talented engineers to join our Operations team. BXD is a strong, vibrant cross-site team which helps drive Intel's Ethernet technology and products to position Intel x86 as the server platform of choice and Intel Ethernet products as Ethernet of choice for the Cloud, Communications and Data Center deployments.


In this role as an ATE (Automated Testing Equipment) Test Engineer, you should have a track record in delivering products in the semiconductor model with knowledge covering the full manufacturing flow including fab, test, DFT, package assembly and qualification. You will be responsible for developing test programs and hardware for wafer probe and package test for characterization and production testing of high performance networking and machine learning ICs. You'll utilize the ATE equipment tools and capabilities to optimize final test programs without compromising the quality of outgoing products. You will also be responsible for developing and working with external suppliers/vendors on execution of test and characterization plans and supporting the full life cycle of the product from design to volume manufacturing.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Design, DFT and Product Engineering teams to translate concepts to product testing requirements, develop documentation, loadboard and socket design specifications, and ATE final test programs.
  • Design high performance IC test vectors for Power/Voltage/Temperature (PVT) corners, signal and power integrity characterization and participate in silicon debug, electrical failure analysis (EFA) and physical failure analysis (PFA).
  • Develop high speed analog and digital interface test methodologies and implement ATE test, characterization programs and work with IC and systems design teams on correlation.
  • Work on wafer and package level test hardware and software development and bring up offshore test house by completing necessary correlation analysis.
  • Establish manufacturing requirements and specification for delivery of the product and drive to close potential test gaps and correlations issues across the product supply chain.
  • Manage interactions with local and offshore test vendors to ensure deployment of test programs with high quality.
  • Must be a team player, with demonstrated expertise to technically influence others.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


In this position you will gain invaluable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this business group as well as future possible opportunities with other business groups within Intel. The Data Platform Group (DPG) drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power 9 of every 10 servers sold worldwide.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.


Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field and 6+ years of industry work experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in wafer probe card design, ATE hardware design and managing suppliers on execution of test hardware development and bring-up.
  • 5+ years of experience in test engineering, DFT, test hardware and test program development.
  • 5+ years of experience in developing test programs on Advantest 93k for digital or mixed signal chips.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in IC product development and manufacturing, including characterization, qualification, SoC ATE Test bring-up, yield improvement and debug.
  • Experience with scripting (C, C++, Python or Perl).
  • Experience developing presentations for vendor and partner.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, California, San Jose

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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