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ASIC Wafer Test Development Engineer at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US / Emeryville, CA, US
Ayar Labs is a fast-growing startup looking for a uniquely talented engineer who can architect ASIC test, which is a critical part of bringing our vision of optical I/O to market. We are looking for someone with diverse experience in validation and manufacturing test (wafer sort) who is ready for the level of ownership and responsibility required to build a test program on their own from scratch.

On your first day you will begin to work with the Design Team to understand the DFT blocks on our chip. You will be responsible for understanding the functionality of our ASIC sufficiently to independently own the design of a test plan with sufficient coverage. You will also be solely responsible for implementing the test on wafer ATE at a test house. While the test program and tester configuration will be handled by the vendor, you will own the details of the test and have the hands-on experience with ATE required to move problems out of the way. Tapeout is coming, and we’re looking for someone excited to hit the ground running!

Note: This position is available at either our Emeryville or Santa Clara site based on your preference

Key Responsibilities
Define, develop, implement, and support ATE test plan for wafer validation and wafer sort
Own creation of test patterns (ATPG) and test conditions (schmooing)
Understanding of DFT insertion techniques including SCAN, ATPG,  and LBIST
Identify gaps in verification or test coverage and design and implement new tests to improve coverage
Independently verify that test results are free of test problems before they are presented to the team
Independently troubleshoot problems with the test
Test and validate product design compliance with margin to specification across all functional areas of the products
Review technical specifications and interfaces for conformity to design guidelines and functionality
Interpret test data and create reports based on the results

Basic Qualifications
BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or similar) plus
Minimum 5 years experience; 
Ability to work with architecture, design, hardware, and firmware engineering teams to design and develop simulations and test
Able to move quickly by identifying the most critical functionalities requiring coverage
Self-motivated to deliver quality results in a timely manner
Work well in a team environment
Collaborate across geographic sites and time zones

Preferred Skills
Ability to read and understand FW code
Ability to analyze and understand complex architecture, firmware, software, and hardware specifications
Excellent written (white papers) and oral communication skills
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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About Ayar Labs
At Ayar Labs we’re about to revolutionize computing by moving data with light.  We’re unleashing processing power for artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and telecommunications by removing the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O -- making it possible to continue scaling computing system performance.  Ayar Labs is the first to deliver in-package optical I/O chiplets, a new universal I/O solution that replaces traditional electrical I/O and enables chips to communicate with each other from millimeters to kilometers, to deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption.

With our strong collaborations with industry leaders and government, our deep ties to MIT and UC Berkeley, and our commitment to hiring the best engineers in photonics and electronics, joining our team gives you the opportunity to collaborate with renowned experts on challenging, paradigm-shifting work.

We are passionate about delivering in-package optical I/O at scale, leveraging the strength of our patent portfolio and our team of leading interdisciplinary experts.  We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to drive innovation and achieve big wins.   Join our team and experience the possibilities.


​​Ayar Labs is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies which will afford equal opportunity employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.