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Hardware Test and Failure Analysis Engineer



Other Engineering
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer/Electronic Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience as a Test Engineer and in a lab environment with safety and housekeeping practices, consumer electronics and manufacturing tests.
  • 7 years of experience working in a hardware R&D lab environment.
  • Experience with hardware test methodologies including test development.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with consumer electronics product development processes for high volume product design.
  • Experience in various areas such as high speed, power, sensors, or has a wide range of engineering testing.
  • Experience with technical training and writing.
  • Knowledge of two or more of the following areas: USB, DDR, PCIE, RF, UWB, power analysis, MIPI, audio amplifiers, or sensors.
  • Ability to operate characterization equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, temp chambers, IR Gun, power supplies, electronic loads, DMM.
  • Excellent team player with good communication skills.

About the job

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Hardware Testing Engineering team ensures that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable. In the R&D lab, you design test equipment for prototypes of our machinery and develop the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team. Working closely with design engineers, you give input on designs to improve our hardware until you're sure it meets Google's standards of quality and reliability.

With your technical expertise, you create test plans for highly complex platforms (e.g., validating the interaction of multiple pieces of equipment at the networking and subsystem levels), and using your deep knowledge of component design characteristics, you diagnose highly complex hardware or software issues.

In this role, you will be part of the Hardware team that researches, designs, and develops the hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, powerful, and seamless. The Nest Lab team is tightly intertwined with those product design efforts. This position will work closely with a variety of hardware engineering, product management, ID, factory test and Software teams.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Work independently or guide a team on high projects. Implements long term strategies in test infrastructure and/or propose long term solutions.
  • Investigate testbed issues and report causes and project impact.
  • Design test plans, analyze data, and identify anomalies in test results. Perform failure analysis with clear explanation of root cause and present results.
  • Contribute to design discussions to implement test ability.

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