Analog Test & Characterization Engineer, Various Level

Infinera Corp.

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San Jose, CA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Infinera is the global supplier of innovative networking solutions. Our customers include the leading service providers, data center operators, internet content providers (ICPs), cable operators, enterprises, and government agencies worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 Tier 1 service providers and 6 of the top 7 ICPs. We design, develop and deliver hardware and software for fiber-based connectivity solutions that span access, aggregation, metro, long haul, and submarine network. Our industry-leading, trendsetting edge-to-core solutions provide the foundation for many of the world’s largest and most demanding networks that generate billions in service revenue for our customers.

The successful candidate shall possess the knowledge and skills in verifying and characterizing the functionality and performance of the analog ICs. She or he should also have the passion for understanding the fundamentals of operations of the electronic circuitry in the chip level or board level.

Imagine being part of a team that is fundamentally changing the way people communicate, the way they collaborate, the way they watch TV and explore the universe through the internet. Utilizing our uniquely differentiated technology, we have created an Intelligent Transport Network with more speed, capacity and scalability than ever before. Imagine a world with unlimited bandwidth. The network of tomorrow will allow for content and creativity limited only by the imaginations of its users.

If this is something that interests you, that excites you, come take a look at a team not bound by large company obstacles and bureaucracy, where an idea today can be set in motion tomorrow. Come take a look at Infinera!

Be part of the industry leading high-speed high-performance analog/mixed signal design team! Here you’ll have the chance to play an important role in terms of validating and characterizing the top-notch high-speed/high-performance IPs.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Use verification test benches and create lab test scripts and ensure results are as expected.
  • Create lab test scripts to configure DUT/EVB, make measurements using lab instruments, and output the results.
  • Create automated lab flow which allows 24/7 testing and characterization of IP test chips and ASIC products.
  • Work with the design team to create the test validation documentation, including but not limited to specifications, test procedures, and testing results, as well as maintain and upload all documentation to file server.
  • Review the package and PCB designs to facilitate the package and EVB design/manufacturing for the test chips and product chips.
  • Work with the design team to debug and characterize the mixed signal IP test chips and ASICs.
  • Write and support design engineers to create test scripts to facilitate taking measurements.
  • If necessary, travel to other INFN ASIC locations to support testing activities.
  • Interact with system teams to validate the ASIC performance while in system.


  • Good understanding of lab test equipment and common clocking devices, including but not limited to oscillators, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, phase noise analyzers, power supplies, multimeters, and logic analyzers.
  • Familiar with PCB design issues and design impact on high performance mixed signal ASIC/test chip performance. Be able to review PCB layout and give suggestions for workarounds to help debug HW or ASIC.
  • Have good programming skills and can write efficient programs or scripts in Perl, LabView, Python, and/or Matlab to facilitate the characterization and debug of ASICs.
  • Have knowledge in analog/mixed signal circuit design.
  • Have a good understanding in PC board level design and debugging.
  • Fluent in verbal and written communications.
  • Have good general analytical skills.
  • Be a good team player.

Additional Skills/Abilities:

  • Decent understanding in the reliability (HTOL, ESD) testing flow, and willing to work with the third party to conduct the reliability tests.
  • Having experiences interfacing with third party testing house regarding wafer sort and final ATE.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. in EE with the curriculum focus on circuit design.
  • M.S. in EE with the curriculum focus on circuit design.
  • Please note that Infinera has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation for a medical/disability or religious basis is approved or as otherwise required by law. Candidates are not required to and must not furnish proof of vaccination or request an accommodation during the application process. Candidates will be required to do so only after a job offer has been extended and prior to their start date if they accept the job offer. A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the person has received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and two weeks have passed since receiving the final dose of the vaccine.


Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Infinera complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.