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Semiconductor Reliability Engineer

ID:  5254
Function:  Engineering

Agoura Hills, CA, US

Organization & Role


The Teradyne Hardware Engineering team is looking for a highly motivated, energetic, technically driven Semiconductor Reliability Engineer to focus on the development of ASIC and FPGA device reliability for products within the Semiconductor Test division. Semiconductor design occurs in a dynamic and challenging multi-site development environment. This individual will report directly to the Reliability Engineering Manager for product development at the Semiconductor Test Division.   This is a hybrid role based out of our Agoura Hills location.


  • Work with the design team to apply Design for Reliability (DfR) concepts in ASIC development.
  • Develop mixed signal ASIC reliability qualification test plans including stress test planning and acceptance test criteria requirements for ASIC design qualification.
  • Work with the ASIC engineering team to evaluate the impact of failure mechanisms influencing ASIC design and risk mitigation.
  • Ability to drive component failure analysis to root cause during ASIC design phase.
  • Provide sustaining reliability support for semiconductor devices and drive reliability-related issues to resolution.
  • Apply statistical tools like Weibull++ and Alta to evaluate component reliability and accelerated life testing analysis.
  • Lead Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for both design & process.
  • Develop and validate a model for estimating mixed signal ASIC yield due to process, design and parametric shift.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience in semiconductor fabrication process.
  • Working knowledge of solid-state physics.
  • Good understanding of failure mechanisms in semiconductor devices
  • Hands on experience with stress test methods for semiconductors
  • Experience with failure analysis to root cause.
  • Experience with Design FMEA
  • Experience in environmental stress testing
  • Experience with statistical methods for accelerated life testing and component evaluation
  • Working knowledge of test equipment and instrumentation (i.e., oscilloscopes, DMM’s, Spectrum analyzers and generators, etc) and a demonstrated ability to set-up tests and write test reports.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Statistical Software packages, reliability analysis software (Weibull++, BlockSim and Alta preferred)
  • Good verbal, written and persuasion skills
  • High energy, self-driven individual with good presentation and training skills


  • MS or PhD in EE or equivalent with 5 years or more experience in process engineering, solid state physics and Reliability Engineering.
  • Experience in the Automated Test Equipment design (ATE) is a plus.
  • Job requires 10% travel.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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