Factory Applications Engineer

Date: Nov 5, 2023

Location: North Reading, MA, US

Company: Teradyne

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!


Do you love solving challenging problems at the intersection of disciplines like Digital Hardware, Test Engineering and Software Development? If using your electrical engineering skills, writing C code and developing test fixtures to help our Military and Aerospace customers test their technology is exciting to you then supporting our Spectrum-9100 products will be a blast!



Generating test software to run on Teradyne’s Spectrum ATE platforms. These automated software test programs are written in C, Associated test fixturing (adapters, cabling etc) to support new Test Program Set (TPS) and TPS conversions from legacy platforms. This includes working with test adapter suppliers to develop mechanical concepts and customer required documentation packages for high quality test adapters. 


Development, test, integration, and validation of our customer's Units Under Test (UUT), ensuring that customer test requirements are met. Development of the complete set of hardware, software, and documentation to support Teradyne's TPS services.  TPS’s will primarily consist of Digital, Analog, and high-speed bus (VXI, PXI) design. You should have good communication skills and be able to work in a dynamic team environment.  Day-to-day you will be highly visible and will interact with many organizations including the TPS team, Program team, Sales and with the Customer. Customer interaction will include providing inputs to technical presentations, telecoms, leading formal reviews, and input on TPS quoting.  


As a Functional Test Program Developer, you will take part in the following:

Designing sophisticated analog and digital test interfaces to implement switching, filtering, signal conversion, and other functions. Analyze data, and design hardware/software solutions for which industry standards exist.

Develop/integrate Functional Test Programs utilizing Teradyne instrumentation such as: digital, FOXI,PBI, M9, DI, BTI ATI


Utilize software tools such as:

TPS Convertor Studio, LASAR, TestStand LabView, LabWindows CVI ATLAS Test Studio

Devise innovative techniques for testing and characterizing leading edge technology.

Identify trends in customer TPS development to help guide the development of new Teradyne ATE instrumentation. 


5+ years of experience in Test Development Engineering or Application Engineering
Excellent verbal, written, organizational, analytical and PC Skills
Understanding of the Test Program Set (TPS) software development life cycle process
Proficiency with ANSI C programming languages
Comfortable with travel requirements which can be as much as 30% or greater
Ability to learn new things quickly and apply them
Process oriented and continuous improvement focused
Ability to develop and maintain fellowship across departments
Empowers associates to take risks to drive breakthrough innovation
Prefer knowledge of C#, C++, or graphical environments like TestStand or TestStudio
Familiarity with the Teradyne L200/300, or Spectrum-9100, Teradyne Digital Instrumentation and LASAR Simulation


BS or MS degree (Electrical or Computer Eng/Science) or relevant experience








ITAR Restriction: All candidates for this ITAR restricted position must be one of the following: US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee or otherwise lawfully admitted under an amnesty program.


FOUO Designation:  This position may require access to work under Federal Contracts under the "For Official Use Only" designation, and as such, you may be limited to access such programs if you are not a US citizen or if you have dual citizenship.


The above listed position may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment.

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