Principal Application Engineer - ATE Applications
Laguna, Philippines
2d ago

Company Summary :

Cohu STG (Semiconductor Test Group) designs and manufacturers automated test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor market.

Our semiconductor ATE solutions are scalable platforms targeted at testing ASSP, MCU, RF PA / FEM, Sensors / MEMS and Power and Analog devices.

The primary end market drivers for our testers are Automotive, Mobility, IoT / IoV & Optoelectronics, Data Center / Cloud & AI, Medical & Industrial and Consumer.

Our product portfolio gives our customers the best possible combination of technologies to match their business and technical needs, focused on increasing yield, reducing cost of test and accelerating time-to-market.

With a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources, our testers enable the high-volume production of electronics that allow people to be entertained, communicate, be more productive and stay safe.

Cohu STG is ramping up our ATE Applications Engineering team in Asia to provide system level engineering and advanced applications support for our customers with manufacturing operations in Asia.

We are actively recruiting now and into the middle of 2019 for more than 60 applications engineers at these levels : Application Engineers, Sr.

Application Engineers, Principal Application Engineers and Application Team Leaders. Here are the locations where we have openings :

Position Summary :

Principal Application Engineers work on application development projects for customers. They develop, debug and integrate application programs according to customer test specifications.

They support installation and ramp-up for production at customer sites, including on-site troubleshooting. They meet with customers and conduct technical training, support customers on- and offsite, provide technical support for system sales, and work on special projects.

Principal Application Engineers have a high level of ownership in overseeing project completion.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities :

  • Take ownership of application projects (including projection, estimation, development, handover to the customer and product ramp-up).
  • Responsible for application development and coordination of colleagues and third-party vendors in agreement with the application management.

  • Provide necessary data for benchmarks (tester configurations, test time estimations) as well take technical ownership of such benchmarks.
  • Prepare and work out customer quotes and project estimation in alignment with the Application Management and ensure proper tracking and reporting of application projects.
  • Render technical guidance and leadership of technology team and subcontractors as part of application development projects.
  • Conduct technical training internally and for customers according to training guidelines.
  • Provide on- and offsite support activities for customers (including ramp-up support for production at customer site, onsite trouble shooting, technology and methodical support).
  • Co-operate with Sales and Marketing to support business of system sales.
  • Self-educate on trends relevant for engineering and technology. Adapt and implement necessary steps in consensus with your management.
  • Ensure smooth cooperation among all divisions and departments.
  • Co-operate with the Applications Team worldwide to meet goals, objectives and functions as defined above.
  • Complete special projects, as assigned.
  • Other Functions :

  • Participate frequently in customer meetings and foster all levels of communication with customers.
  • Focus on existing business processes and their appropriate usage as well on continued improvement of existing processes
  • Report SPR’s (system performance reports) upon detecting any issues on the tester operating systems.
  • Write application notes and papers for internal use as well propose papers for exhibitions and public events.
  • Qualifications :

  • Education : University degree in Engineering or similar education
  • Experience : 5+ years’ experience in the ATE and / or semiconductor industry. Knowledge in at least one of the listed disciplines :
  • RF technology
  • Digital
  • Mixed Signal Test + DSP
  • Power Automotive
  • DFT (Design for Testability)
  • Specific Knowledge : Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Personal Qualifications : Programming skills, good understanding of electronics and electrical engineering, creative, communicative, flexible, organized, willing to learn, willingness to travel, collaborate with
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