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Hardware Automation Engineer, Loon

Hardware Engineering

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

About Loon: Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is the newest independent company within Alphabet.

Overview: As an Hardware Automation Engineer, you'll develop custom tests for testing Loon hardware e.g. Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBAs), Assemblies, and complex Radio Frequency (RF) systems based on test requirements/plans. A major focus will be building complex automated tests using Python.

Responsibilities:

  • Build Python based tests for Loon hardware that are destined for Contract Manufacturers that ensure high quality products and adequate test coverage.
  • Work with Hardware teams to develop test plans and requirements with applicable system diagrams.
  • Basic test fixture bring up/debugging, characterization, and validation prior to implementation internally or at Contract Manufacturers.
  • Make recommendations for design and test coverage improvements with minimal engineering engagement.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years experience in coding/automating hardware/software tests for electronics/electrical systems (PCBAs and Assemblies) and RF systems (LTE to high frequency microwave frequencies).
  • Experience programming in Python for test development and automation and experience in developing drivers for test equipment.
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics and debug/troubleshoot basic electronic systems (e.g. bed of nails fixtures, PCBAs, Assemblies and RF Systems).
Preferred qualifications:
  • MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline.
  • Ability to project manage large tasks from beginning to end with little direction.
  • Experience in test data analysis to provide and understand expected performance, as well as identify and correct failures.
  • Experience in PCBA layout.

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