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Hardware Engineer

at Teradyne

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Reference #: 676051

Job Description

Requisition ID

Duties & Responsibilities
Teradyne is looking for talented people, who share our passion and drive, to join our team in Costa Rica. Our customers are the world’s leading electronics companies and they depend on us to help them get quality products to market. At Teradyne, we ride the wave of technological innovation every day. It’s an exciting business! If being part of a global team is something that excites you, Teradyne maybe the place for you!

Purpose of Position / Reporting Structure

We are looking for creative Hardware Design Engineers to join our HW Design Team in Costa Rica.

The candidate will design, analyze and validate solutions for ATE instrumentation.  They will see designs through all aspects of the design phase, will work with vendors seeking the best use of new technology for continual improvement, and will participate in design reviews with their fellow engineers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Analog Hardware Engineer include:

  • Hardware technical assessments, requirements and implementation plans.

  • Analog and power circuit design, simulation and specification margin analysis.

  • Power and timing analysis on signal delivery.

  • Circuit development including on-board power supply design, power regulation, control loops, magnetics, filters, and high speed circuits and signals.

  • Schematic capture, PCB planning and review.

  • Design validation plans and verification.

  • Design for reliability, testability, and manufacturability.

  • Participation in design reviews, failure analysis, writing specifications.

  • Assist with design verification testing and data collection, for proof of design goals.

  • Collaboration with semiconductor suppliers in resolving component obsolescence issues.

  • Working on customer issues with existing instrument designs.

  • Participation in industry seminars and ongoing skills based training.

Designing a new instrument for this challenging ATE market requires excellence in variety of disciplines including FPGA, Firmware, Software, QA, Thermal Design, Mechanical Design. Hardware designers must be able to work as part of these cross functional teams and be able to navigate the challenges that occur in designing such complex products.

Employment Category
Regular Full Time


Position Subject to ITAR/ FOUO controls

Basic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Education Required

Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Skills

The Teradyne Costa Rica facility will design, develop, and test / verify complex systems products involving electrical hardware, software, and mechanical hardware; in conjunction with the Design Center Facilities.  Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • BSEE or equivalent with 8 -12 years of Design Engineering or Product Development experience.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analog circuit analysis.

  • Skilled in circuits and system characterization, data collection and statistical analysis. Competent computer skills for data collection and processing.

  • Proficiency with Design & Simulation tools (e.g Mentor Graphics, Cadence and PSpice ).

  • Candidates should be familiar with Analog circuit design and implementation of complex high layer count printed circuit boards.

  • Broad PCB layout knowledge with strong understanding in one or more of the following technologies: Digital, Analog, High Voltage, Mixed Signal Architectures

  • Basic programming skills in C/C++.

  • Expertise with lab tools: DMM’s, High Speed Oscilloscopes, waveform generators, Spectrum / Network Analyzers.

  • Familiar with industry standard CAD tools such as Orcad, Concept, Allegro.

  • High Voltage Design (1kV) is a plus.

  • Ability to travel (less than 15% of the time. )

  • Good people skills required with the ability to relate to peers and the ability to help them overcome obstacles to project progress.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment. 

  • Ability to recognize good and bad design practices.


Additional Information

The person will participate in a local hardware design team consisting of 4-6 engineers, which will report through a larger hardware design team located in Buffalo Grove, IL and North Reading, MA.   Ability to communicate ideas and work in a team setting, both in person and remotely to the US based team is a must.   


Teradyne is a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation products include Collaborative Robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2017, Teradyne had revenue of $2.14 billion and currently employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide.
Our stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol TER.


Job Title
Hardware Engineer

Relocation Available (Some relocation assistance has been approved for this role)

Job Categories

CRI - Heredia - Costa Rica

EEO Statement:

The above listed position may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you’re unable to access our on-line application due to a disability you may visit one of our locations or our Corporate Office at 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA and request a paper application form. In addition, you may also contact the HR Service Center at 978-370- 3041 or contact them at HR.Service.Center@teradyne.com for additional assistance.

Teradyne is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.