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Signal Integrity Test Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98004

Posted: 01/08/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 28205

Job Description

Position Title: Signal Integrity Test Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Signal Integrity Test Engineer opportunity with our client located in Bellevue, Washington.

Job Description:
  • Our client is looking for an experienced, self-driven Electrical Engineer that has a focus/interest in Signal Integrity and/or Design Validation and Verification.
  •   Bringing a broad working knowledge of constraints and tradeoffs across multiple domains, but also have a deep competency in test and measurement, probing, PCB design, Signal Integrity and/or Power Delivery Networks.
  • Performing, analyzing, and reporting results for VNA/TDR measurements
  • PCB probing, rework, test fixturing
  • Creating technical test reports and making actionable, data-informed recommendations
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Create self-directed test plans/matrices and make constraint-based tradeoff decisions
  • Research, interpret, and test according to industry/committee standards (e.g. HDMI, USB, PCIe, etc.)
  • Specify test equipment and software requirements for new coverage areas or interface technologies
  • Working with and coordinating efforts with external test and compliance partners
  • Work seamlessly in team environments and who will proactively drive solutions to resolution when problems arise.
  • Regularly tasked with identifying root causes of issues and create/execute/propose solutions for early-stage and ambiguous problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical

Job Qualifications: 
  • Masters degree, or B.S. Degree with 5+ years industry experience
  • High-volume manufacturing experience, proven track-record of shipping products
  • The ideal candidate would be able to own and/or devise a full test plan for a system at roughly the complexity of a laptop in environments that really focus on shipping products
  • Working knowledge of high-speed electrical design and RF principles
  • Ability to lead or participate in schematic and layout reviews with Signal Integrity in mind
  • Significant hands-on experience doing high-speed measurements on an Oscilloscope
  • Understanding of compensation, calibration, and correcting for probing/setup effects
  • Fixturing, probing, de-embedding experience
  • Test equipment automation and/or high-speed PHY compliance test package suite experience
  • In-circuit probing and probe rework experience
  • Ability to work between board-file and schematics and assess appropriate measurement techniques
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and debug system, board bring-up, and SW/HW/FW issues
  • Understanding of Digital Circuit design fundamentals and operation – timing, signaling, margin, impairments, etc.
  • Working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with regular interaction with cross-functional teams
  • Experience specifying, scoping, and bringing up new test capabilities as well as a deep understanding of executing, automating, and analyzing common consumer interfaces for compliance.
  • A working knowledge of design tradeoffs (within and outside your domain of expertise) and a track record of having shipped high-volume consumer products is highly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Frequency domain measurement background – VNA, S-parameters
  • Fine pitch/micro-probing experience
  • De-embedding, probe correction, fixture removal techniques
  • History performing time-domain measurements
  • TDR
  • Oscilloscope
  • Function generators
  • BERT
  • AWG
  • High-speed serial interface compliance testing (HDMI, DisplayPort, DDR, MIPI, USB 3.x, USB Type-C, PCI Express, etc.)
  • Strong PDN and voltage/power regulation fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of power/PDN measurements including droop, impedance, decap optimization
  • Understanding of high-speed PCB design constraints, AC impedance, etc.
  • Fine pitch rework including SMT (0201, BGA, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux-based OSes
  • Practical experience with automation, scripting, and programming with an emphasis on data analysis, and/or controlling test equipment
  • Experience and strong understanding of PCB/A, FPC, and connector design and manufacturing processes
  • Hands-on experience with rapid prototyping techniques including 3D printing, laser cutting, PCB routing, CNC, etc.
  • Experience with Signal Integrity and/or 3D EM simulation suites and correlations to measurement

Job Details:
  • Contract
  • Pay Rate Range:  $50-$101

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


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