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Which best describes your professional work experience as an ATE test engineer working with High Power electronic or electrical devices?
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Do you have the ability to develop High Power Test methods using ATE instrumentation including milli ohm resistance measurements; pico amp leakage measurements; mixed signal testing synchronizing digital cards with Digitizers and SMU’s and high current SMU techniques?
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Experience with the following ATE instruments High Power SMU, Digitizer and AWG, Digital Card, Power Supplies? Full knowledge of ATE Production Test Eco Systems, including Package Handler and Wafer Prober interfaces?
Power Test Engineer
Irvine, CA


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Menlo Micro
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Rare opportunity to join a well-funded startup poised to launch disruptive power solutions

This newly-created role is your opportunity to make a significant and visible impact at a cutting-edge startup delivering disruptive technology that will drive electronic systems innovation across a diverse range of industries. You will work with Menlo Micro and their proprietary and proven Ideal Switch technology -- electromechanical switches that are smaller than the width of a human hair and are architected to be scalable, depending on the power ratings required.

We are seeking a Test Engineer High Power who isn’t interested in maintaining the status quo, but instead, sees the possibilities and is passionate about pushing technology forward. You will serve as a subject matter expert in high-power ATE testing, enhance our team's expertise and capabilities. Quick question for you - click here Consider a few of the advantages of joining us. You will:
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds: the innovative, energized, growth atmosphere of a startup, built on a strong and stable foundation of investors — industry giants GE Ventures, Corning and Paladin Capital — and fully realized products.
  • Impact the entire testing cycle by developing, improving and implementing test solutions that span our entire portfolio of products.
  • Work closely with top minds in the electronic systems and semiconductor industries, including our CTO and Senior VP of Operations, who have been at the heart of developing Menlo’s MEMS switch technology since its conception.
  • Create a legacy of work that will truly make a difference — work you can be proud of.
While all startups come with a degree of risk, with the technology, investor base and extraordinary team we've put in place, Menlo Micro has a high likelihood of hitting a home run. We offer a top compensation package that includes stock options.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Menlo Micro is a spin-off from GE Global Research that is leveraging more than 10-years of R&D and GE's proven Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) technology to create a scalable product development platform that drives disruptive shifts in digitally controlled, RF, smart, high-power switching applications with Smart-Relay-Systems. Our goal is to enable the future of Power IoT and Communications today.

Pictured: The Menlo Micro MM5120 is the world’s first generally available high-power RF SP4T micro-mechanical switch. We have developed a new fabrication process and applied it to DC and wideband RF/microwave switch applications. This new innovative technology enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of greater than 25 W CW power handling at 6.0 GHz.
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Own the Full Test Engineering Cycle in a New Role Supporting Next-Generation Technology

The Requirements
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We work with companies that are subject to International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, to meet the basic qualification for this role, you will be a "U.S. Person," -- a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US (green card holder) or a member of a narrowly-defined category of protected individuals. In addition, to be a good fit for the Power Test Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • A BS or MS in electrical or electronic engineering, physics or a related field.
  • 3+ years of professional work experience as an ATE test engineer working with high power electronic or electrical devices*, including:
    • The ability to develop high power test methods using ATE instrumentation including milli ohm resistance measurements, pico amp leakage measurements, mixed signal testing synchronizing digital cards with digitizers and SMUs and high current SMU techniques. Quick question for you - click here
    • Signal integrity knowledge to enable high voltage time domain signals, Kelvin measurement techniques and Triax leakage measure measurements, both in terms of instrument setup and PCB layout.
    • Knowledge of schematic design and physical layout.
    • Experience with the following ATE instruments: high power SMU, digitizer and AWG, digital card, and power supplies.
  • Full knowledge of ATE production test eco systems, with package handler and wafer prober interfaces, including:
    • Strong experience programming an ATE with C++.
    • Working knowledge of high power safety requirements and standards.
    • Experience working with NPI teams on early integration of test requirements in upfront new device and package design.
  • Understanding of statistical process control and test limit guard banding methodology.
  • Experience working with product engineering and data analytics to optimize database.
  • The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • The ability to investigate, find root cause, and correct device test and test systems related problems, along with a desire to be a critical problem solver and innovator.
  • Experimental excellence and effective teamwork skills in process problem solving.
Desired experience / characteristics:
  • Industrial experience in MEMS device test.
  • Experience using sound DOE practices for device electrical characterization.
  • Exposure to LabView. Ni TestSTAND and STM a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
We'll expect you to work on-site regularly, and we are taking precautions to protect the health and well-being of employees. You also will need to be willing and able to travel, once it is safe, although we don't expect you will travel more than about 10% of the time. You may travel to our sister site in New York, or to installations we have in Asia or Europe.

*Our preference is that you have experience with MEMS devices, but we'll also welcome candidates with experience in high-power transistors and/or mechanical relays.

Pictured: The MM3130 device is a high power 6-channel SPST micro-mechanical switch offered in a 36 mm2 BGA package. Given its small form factor, significant power handling capability, and ultra-low DC and RF losses, the MM3130 can bring significant size and weight reductions to high power radio designs.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Role overview
As ATE Power Test Engineer, you will be responsible for developing both the engineering and production test infrastructure that supports High Power MEMS Switch product evolution from the synthesis of experimental data through volume-based manufacturing test. In this role, you will report to the Senior Test Manager and develop novel test infrastructure for device applications in High Power MEMS Switch test and measurement systems. Quick question for you - click here

We will look to you to evaluate test solutions and transpose them to hardware and software design for the purposes of the High Volume ATE Production, support qualification and device Characterization.

Role details
You will work in a team environment supporting the Operations and Technology teams to deliver novel bench test systems to characterize the full range of High Power MEMS-based switching devices at power levels from mW through KW’s. You will lead the development of new and novel volume-based production test systems for High Power Switching devices. You will work closely with New Technology Introduction and New Product Introduction teams to coordinate the development production test infrastructure and support bench test requirements and deliver the new test systems. In this hands-on role, you will be responsible for increased test capacity and throughput, as well as for expanding the team's knowledge of device electrical failure modes and leveraging these failure modes to continuously improve all test infrastructure. You will work in a fast-paced and adaptive team environment that is developing innovative technology with an impact on broad industrial and commercial products.

More specifically, you will:
  • Develop and implement the company’s product-specific test roadmap to secure outgoing quality at the lowest cost.
  • Design, develop, debug, implementation and operation of new and novel High Power ATE high Volume Production test systems.
  • Implement and drive device validation and qualification and final test processes.
  • Implement and drive device test aspects of reliability, process and yield improvements.
  • Ensure test needs are part of new product introduction processes.
  • Work across organizations to develop and drive best-in-class electrical test and data communication processes.
  • Drive sound electrical failure mode analysis and DOE style experimental practices.
  • Maintain the bench and production test infrastructure.
  • Comply with all company quality and safety policies and procedures.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Make your mark
We've been in business three years and, while our first-year revenues were in the millions, we're still a small group -- that means every position is important. You'll work in a fast-paced and adaptive team environment that is developing innovative technology with impact on broad industrial and commercial products.

Ground-floor opportunity
The industry has been trying to develop a high-power MEMS switch for 30 years, and at Menlo Micro we've done it. You will help us drive success nearly from the beginning. This is your chance to be part of a high-potential business, and as we grow, you can grow along with us, building a long-term career home. You will showcase your ability to acquire and manipulate data, make decisions independently and hone your skills. 

Ground-breaking technology
Born out of a decade-long effort at General Electric's Global Research Center, Menlo Micro is bringing to the market a series of technology innovations that have enabled us to reinvent one of the most essential and fundamental building blocks required for nearly every electronic system imaginable . . . the switch. To read more about our technology follow the hyperlink, but be sure to come back to submit your resume/application: Menlo Micro Technology.

Top talent
You'll work with seasoned leaders with decades of combined experience and wins ranging from past startup success to success at major corporations, as well as with talented individual contributors. All of our team members bring tremendous skill and a proven track record of success, ranging from important journal publications to a plethora of patents to business and leadership successes, both domestic and international, and more. You will add your own strong skills to that talent, and also have plenty of opportunities to learn and further develop your skills.

Strong foundation
Unlike most startups, we have a decade of research behind us and $18.7 million backing to get us started. We already have clients with needs ranging from home automation to wireless power-charging and are in production with a product that will support GE's MRI technology. In fact, we're already so far along that we've added a supply chain team and we just launched the business in December 2016! In other words, you will enjoy the entrepreneurial atmosphere of a high-potential startup without worrying about the usual startup risks.

Excellent compensation and perks
We value our employees and offer:
  • Competitive compensation and a robust, comprehensive benefits plan that includes a range of insurances, a 401(K) plan, paid time off and more.
  • Equity! You're joining us on the ground floor and can earn stock options, which could be lucrative over the long term.
  • Great work/life balance. While this is not a 9-5 role, we don't work typical startup hours. We still enjoy most evenings and weekends away from the office.
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Road to Success
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While we enjoy benefits and security beyond a normal startup, ours is still a startup environment. To thrive and excel here, you must take ownership of your role and the tests you design, and be accountable for the breadth of your responsibilities. The team is small, so visibility is high, but so is the opportunity to make an impact . . . and we're looking for people who are passionate about making a difference.

Your technical expertise and dedication to sound engineering testing principles will be critical, but in our small environment, your interpersonal and communication skills also will be essential. Additionally, you should be comfortable in a rapidly growing environment where ambiguity is the norm. You're entering on the ground floor, so you can still help shape product engineering processes and procedures and help us align our priorities moving forward. Flexibility and adaptability will be critical to success.

Pictured: The MM3100 device is a high power, normally open (NO), six-channel single pole/single throw (SPST) micro-mechanical switch for RF and microwave switch applications. Innovations in the switch material system enable robust and highly reliable switches capable of >25 W that are an ideal replacement for pin diode switches in high power radio applications.
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Menlo Microsystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at sgaskill@engage2excel.com.