Qualcomm Reliability Engineering Engineer in Shanghai, China

Job Description:

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Job Title

Reliability Engineering Engineer

Post Date




Qualcomm Atheros Inc

Qualcomm Atheros at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qca

Job Area

Engineering - Manufacturing/Quality/Other


China - Shanghai

Job Overview

Under the direction of his/her manager the RMA engineer will be responsible for driving the failure isolation and root cause analysis of application software, integrated circuits and packaging within the assigned products and will be responsible for confirming, isolating and identifying IC, process, and package failures and to determine root cause.

Establish Analysis plans for each submitted failure that ensure the most time and cost effective means to preserve the evidence and get to root cause.

Develop, characterize, and optimize FA techniques, tools and protocols.

Continuously improve processes and methods to track and report Failure analysis status, records, and trends.

Perform failure analysis including the electrical and mechanical characteristics of integrated circuits, components, packages, and field environments to determine the root cause of failure.

-Directing, performing and/or coordinating with external labs to perform fault isolation to identify failure mechanisms(s)

-Perform electrical bench testing and interpret ATE data-logs to aid in localizing electrical failures.

-Work with designers and engineering groups to isolate root cause of failures.

Generate detailed failure analysis reports for both internal and external customers.

Maintain understanding of technical roadmaps and latest technology trends in integrated circuits and packaging.

Interface as necessary with CQE, SQE, PTE, REE, and with Marketing & Sales, Operations, System Engineering, and design for various product quality and reliability related issues

When called upon to do so to provide technical customer support regarding failure analysis reports and miscellaneous correspondence as required by the customers. Must be able to handle multiple customer returns/issues simultaneously.

Manage Failure Analysis Response times to meet customer expectations.

Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

BS in Device Physics and / or BSEE or equivalent (advanced degree preferred) with a minimum of 4 years failure analysis experience on advances IC products with hands-on, direct technology or product development experience in the semiconductor industry.

Must have a deep understanding of the physics of materials with experience in understanding process and product related problems and improvements.

Should have a strong working and theoretical knowledge of optical microscopy, scanning acoustic microscopy, radiographic examination, photon emission microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, focused ion beams, reactive ion plasma etchers, micro-probing, energy dispersive spectroscopy, mechanical polishing/cross-sectioning, and chemical (acids, bases, etches).

Experience with setting up and operating bench test equipment required to test, verify and isolate electrical failures.

Proficient in English and statistical analysis.

Education Requirements


EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.