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Electrical Test & Reliability R&D engineer – Automotive applications

Design, assemble, debug and use the test systems which enable electrical, thermal and reliability characterization of the chiplet packages and their components and material

What you will do

The design of chips in the semiconductor industry is changing, shifting from monolithic processors to multi-tile or chiplet packages. Higher flexibility and a faster time to market are promised by this type of fragmented architecture, while it remains cost-effective. This technology is crucial to the automotive sector since semiconductors are enabling a significant shift that includes self-driving cars and integrated artificial intelligence. One of the major challenges of this technology in the automotive industry is the concern for Quality and Reliability. It is, thus, becoming of paramount importance to experimentally identify, quantify, and later, control the physical mechanisms that affect the quality and reliability of chiplet packages. Examples of these mechanisms include the thermo-mechanical integrity of the assemblies, thermal management, and power delivery management, among others.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated R&D Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and building test benches for electrical, thermal and reliability assessment of custom electronics components.

In this role you will:

  • Design, assemble, debug and use the test systems which enable electrical, thermal and reliability characterization of the chiplet packages and their components and materials,
  • Evaluate and select materials suitable for automotive-grade chiplet packages, considering thermal conductivity, mechanical strength, and reliability,
  • Contribute to the designs of the integrated circuits by providing description (or full design) of electrical, thermal, or mechanical test structures,
  • Develop and maintain test bench design documentation,
  • Collaborate with test engineers to improve the quality and user-friendliness of the developed test benches,
  • Work collaboratively with design, mechanical, thermal and software engineers to improve overall quality and reliability of the chiplet packages.
  • Communicate the results to internal stakeholders, to imec’s industrial partners and to the scientific community.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have MSc or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics.
  • Experience in electrical and reliability testing, preferably in semiconductor or automotive R&D,
  • You have experience in programing within the LabView environment to control measurement instruments. General programming skills in Python is a plus,
  • You have experience in design, assembly and troubleshooting of electronic circuits and systems,
  • Experience in using electrical and mechanical CAD tools,
  • Experience in designing ICs (Cadence) is a plus,
  • You are a team player with experience working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • You are fluent in English and have good communication skills to interact with various research groups in project partners.
  • You are flexible in this challenging environment where priorities can switch easily.
  • You like to try new approaches and you have a critical mindset.


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Electronics & Engineering

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