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Manufacturing Debug Engineer



San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Manufacturing Debug Engineer

  • Business Operations
  • San Jose


VAST Data is looking for a Manufacturing HW Test Engineer to join our growing team!

This is a great opportunity to be part of one of the fastest-growing infrastructure companies in history, an organization that is in the center of the hurricane being created by the revolution in artificial intelligence.

"VAST's data management vision is the future of the market." - Forbes

VAST Data is the data platform company for the AI era. We are building the enterprise software infrastructure to capture, catalog, refine, enrich, and protect massive datasets and make them available for real-time data analysis and AI training and inference. Designed from the ground up to make AI simple to deploy and manage, VAST takes the cost and complexity out of deploying enterprise and AI infrastructure across data center, edge, and cloud. Our success has been built through intense innovation, a customer-first mentality and a team of fearless VASTronauts who leverage their skills & experiences to make real market impact. This is an opportunity to be a key contributor at a pivotal time in our company’s growth and at a pivotal point in computing history.

Areas of responsibility for this role include:

  • Disposition and debug of RMA returns from field
  • Lead all HW field failures/Debug and RCCA
  • Work with cross functional teams of engineers and to drive RCCA on HW failures
  • Create test plans, procedures, debug guides and validation reports. Own and execute Manufacturing HW failures analysis
  • Cross-functional leadership with HW Design engineers
  • Python based automation & Test Development a plus
  • Evaluate test results, identify trends, ensure adequate test coverage and system stability
  • Work directly with HW design engineers for escalation and RCCA
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing process



  • BS in Computer Science, Electronic/Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in software / hardware debugging & troubleshooting
  • 5+ years experience in test software development
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing files and documentation generation
  • Preferred: Experience in PCB layout and New Product Development
  • Preferred: Hands on experience with Engineering Change (EC) processes, BOM structures, and new product introduction processes
  • Preferred: Experience in system-level debugging on x86 or similar platforms
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing process
  • Detail oriented, reliable, self-motivated, and able to work under pressure with clear communication
  • 10+ years of Manufacturing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility working in a startup that’s continually punching above its weight
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively across time zones and countries, filter and prioritize high priority tasks, and escalate to management where appropriate