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Senior Test Engineer

Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Chandler, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024
Company Description

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world

Job Description

The Custom Mixed Signal business unit at Renesas Semiconductor is seeking to hire a Senior IC Test Engineer at the Chandler, AZ site. The work environment revolves around the guiding principles of building success through respect, integrity, and initiative. As a semiconductor test engineer, you will have the opportunity to research product technical requirements, validate its performance characteristics, and then developing and maximizing test solutions including hardware for high volume manufacturing. You will work collaboratively with definition, design, and application engineers to root-cause product issues, identify opportunities for resolution and improvement.

Performance Objectives

  • Within 30 days the candidate will be familiar with the product introduction process and the Test & Characterization guidelines. They will have an understanding of the Automated Test Equipment used in production and the software requirements for program generation.
  • At the end of 3 months the candidate will be functioning as a working member of the group. They will be writing programs to assist with data collection, analyzing the results, and communicating to peers. They will also be involved with the development of test plans and hardware for new products.
  • After the first year the candidate will be an integral member of the team. They will be fully responsible for product release efforts and will be expected to identify opportunities for product/process improvement.


  • Work with design and application engineers to define testability requirements to ensure controllability and observability needs are met to support characterization and manufacturing test.
  • Develop ATE test solutions for new power management IC products including buck-boost battery chargers, multi-cell balancing/protection circuits, PMICs and core regulator controller IC’s for wafer test.
  • Develop semiconductor test plans that enable high volume\low cost solutions for production test. Detail the project tasks, schedule, budget expectations and deliverables.
  • Utilize Automated Test Equipment to validate new product designs. Communicate performance findings to technical peers and the development team.
  • Develop test programs, analyze data results, and generate supporting documentation.
  • Confirm that the appropriate process guidelines, specifications, and strategies have been properly implemented into test plans, test programs and test hardware.
  • Design interface and measurement circuits that enhances tester capabilities and insure compatibility with new product requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSEE or higher degree with 5+ years direct ATE experience in analog & mixed signal test development including characterization and test time reduction.
  • Strong ATE test development and debug skills
  • Hands-on experience in ATE test development for analog, digital and mixed-signal IC’s in high parallelism.
  • PCB design experience including basic knowledge of Signal and Power integrity principles
  • Able to use schematic design, PCB layout and circuit simulation tools like Cadence Allegro, Orcad PSPise, Simplis, LTSpice or equivalent
  • Experience on Teradyne Flex test systems and Adventest V93K test systems
  • Familiar of statistical data analysis with tools such as Excel, JMP or equivalent
  • Programming in high level languages such as Visual Basic, C++
  • Able to manage priorities of multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to utilize engineering test equipment like oscilloscopes, meter and power sources to debug test setup
  • Knowledge of ATPG, scan chain insertion and DFT development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with cross functional development team

Additional Information

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.