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Manufacturing Test Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Campbell, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Manufacturing Test Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Campbell, CA
  • Full-time


VAST Data is looking for a Manufacturing Test Engineer.

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.

The Role:

  • Collaboration with the HW Engineering team to define, develop document and maintain new test procedures that align with product specifications and design requirements
  • Collaboration with Manufacturing partners to provide ongoing support to ensure high product quality and achieve product yield targets
  • Development, integration and deployment of manufacturing test code and processes for server, networking and storage components
  • Provide technical support and failure analysis for failed production components and assemblies
  • Drive Root Cause and Corrective Action and Failure Modes Effects Analysis on defects and escalations, working with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Work with existing legacy test infrastructure and maintain and improve upon it
  • Train operators on test processes and support recurring certification programs
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel is important
  • Domestic and international travel may be required to transfer products and provide on-site training
  • Willingness to remotely work across time zones to collaborate with engineering and manufacturing teams in EMEA and Asia


  • Support Manufacturing Test Development for new and existing hardware designs.
  • Develop automated test scripts for Functional and System tests using Python and open source utilities.
  • Support the development, integration and deployment of test platforms for Vast's global manufacturing partners.
  • Provide technical support and failure analysis for discrepant production components and assemblies.
  • Drive Root Cause and Corrective Action and Failure Modes Effects Analysis on defects and escalations.
  • Train operators on test processes and support recurring certification programs
  • Continuously focused on process improvement and developing Best Known Methods.
  • Review new software releases and develop solid and robust test process scripts.
  • Manage the transfer and set up of new products or new software to a manufacturing site.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience in manufacturing tests, hardware development, or software development and validation.
  • Linux-based product OS testing and control
  • Scripting language experience to support existing scripts and for developing new production programming and test scripts. Demonstrated ability in python and sh/bash.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing process and PLM systems
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to define requirements and capability to deliver test solutions

Desired Qualifications

  • Good understanding and experience of server systems including test methodology for CPU, memory and motherboards
  • Experience with IPMI and testing BMC functionality
  • Familiarity with networking and testing networking infrastructure
  • Experience with storage architecture, including testing SSDs
  • Experience with PCIe debugging and testing
  • Bench-top electrical debug tool experience as well as electrical design of test circuitry
  • Knowledge of programming devices such as CPLDs