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Calibration/Diagnostic Engineer

ID:  3929
Function:  Engineering

San Jose, CA, US

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!

Organization & Role

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. 


Do you want to be part of an exciting and dynamic team where you get the chance to work with cutting edge technology?  Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Teradyne’s engineering teams are characterized by having deep technical skills and working concurrently with software and hardware designs. Our Engineers thrive in a dynamic, customer driven, global work environment. We succeed through teamwork, cooperation and close relationships with our customer base.  We are seeking an Electrical Engineer for our Nextest division to develop and maintain calibration, characterization and diagnostics programs for the Magnum family of testers.



  • Develop, maintain and extend calibration, characterization and diagnostic software programs.
  • Work directly with hardware engineers to develop new calibration, characterization and diagnostic tests, as well collect and help analyze data for design validation of new and existing products.
  • Identify hardware and or software issues and either recommend or implement solutions to the designs.
  • Work directly with Product Engineering and Manufacturing to transition new product releases between the Engineering group and the Manufacturing group.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Electrical Engineering degree; MS with 3+ yrs. or BS with 5+ yrs.
  • Good understanding of common analog and digital circuit elements:
  • DC-DC converters, power supplies, transistors, diodes, op-amps, etc.
  • Understanding of noise, its sources and filtering techniques
  • Digital to analog converters and analog to digital converters.
  • Able to read electronic circuit schematics and device specification sheets.
  • Able to translate hardware register/memory maps to software models/objects.
  • Develop software solutions for hardware test requirements.
  • Use of digital oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers and frequency counters.
  • Ability to create and present design documents and diagrams.
  • Present ideas to groups of people
  • Self-directed self-starter
  • English Proficiency

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with Automatic Test Equipment (ATE).
  • Experience communicating over various busses; GPIB, I2C, SPI, PCIe, etc.
  • Thorough C++ Object Oriented programming skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio development tools, the Standard Template Library, and working with Dynamic Link Library projects.
  • Device Driver design and development.
  • Proficiency with a source code control system (Git experience preferred)
  • Data analysis skills; 6-sigma, Cp, Cpk, etc.
  • An understanding of high speed signal integrity considerations (transmission line theory).


  • Electrical Engineering degree; MS with 3+ yrs. or BS with 5+ yrs.




Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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