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Senior Embedded Developer in System Test, Wireless Radio
TX, United States
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Ambiq Micro is a fabless semiconductor company based in Austin, TX developing the world’s most energy efficient integrated circuits for electronic devices with multi-month, multi-year, and multi-decade battery lives.  Using technology originally invented by leading low power circuit researchers at the University of Michigan, Ambiq is developing a series of ultra-low power products on its patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) Platform.  Our Real Time Clock and MCU products are the world’s lowest power devices of their kind, both being based on Ambiq’s SPOT platform. This innovative technology enables the ability to operate transistors at voltage levels that are far below what is considered “standard” by semiconductor industry standards, resulting in solutions that go well beyond the incremental power consumption improvements that our competitors have offered.  Key markets include wearables, smart cards, wireless sensors, watches, medical devices, and a wide variety of other wireless devices.  Ambiq has adopted a customer-focused approach and will evolve its product line according to the needs of customers seeking to develop smaller, less expensive products with longer battery life.

The Ambiq Micro team includes low power experts and industry veterans and is growing quickly.  New team members will join an evolving and exciting environment that values technology-based innovation, adaptation, and, above all, an enthusiasm for energy efficiency.

Scope and Responsibilities

Ambiq Micro's Software and Solutions team is looking for a System Test Engineer to develop tests in firmware which exercise the SoC’s wireless subsystems, with an emphasis on Bluetooth/BLE. You would be working with a global development team, supporting System Test activities. You would be responsible for developing test cases based on real-world customer use cases to verify functionality and reliability of the wireless radio subsystems, as well as interoperability with other SoC functions. 

In this role, you will work collaboratively with firmware engineering and systems engineering to automate and streamline our test processes, collaborate on test strategies and plans, develop new tools, develop test automation, and develop customer use cases tests for System Test.

Specific Responsibilities

Experience Required

The candidate must have expertise in embedded development for ARM-based processors in C for wireless communication systems including Bluetooth LE & Classic. Experience with system-level testing/debug, creating test plans, test infrastructure and test automation is required. Experience with testing embedded devices, IoT, and wearable devices very desirable.

Specific Experience

  • BSEE, BSCE, or BSCS with 7+ years of software and hardware testing experience.
  • Embedded development experience using Bluetooth host stacks and profiles including A2DP, HFP, HSP
  • Solid background in wireless communication test and measurement techniques and methodologies, with an emphasis on Bluetooth Classic, BLE, and Dual Mode Bluetooth Radios
  • Experience using Bluetooth protocol analyzers and sniffers
  • Hands-on experience using industry-standard Bluetooth test and measurement equipment for testing BLE, Basic Rate, and EDR modes per Bluetooth SIG RF TS and RF-PHY TS is desirable
  • Experience with other short-range wireless technologies including ANT+, Zigbee, Matter/Thread, RF4CE, or proprietary 802.15.4 protocols is a plus
  • Experience with Bluetooth Audio codecs (CVSD, mSBC, AAC, etc.) is a plus
  • Board-level knowledge of RF fundamentals including characterization and tuning of the PHY interface is desirable
  • Prior experience setting up a test infrastructure and methodologies
  • Prior experience creating and executing test plans
  • Experience testing low-level embedded/real-time environments is a plus
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, shell scripts, Tcl/Tk, Perl, etc.
  • Experience with Ubuntu O/S and Linux command line interface is a plus
  • Experience with Jira, git, and Continuous Integration systems (e.g., Jenkins)
  • Good hands-on experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers etc. for measurement and debugging issues
  • Understanding of software testing, system-level testing, and test automation principles
  • Familiar with defect management practices

Key Personal and Professional Attributes

Ambiq Micro management is building a company that values continued technology innovation, a fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency.  The incoming candidate should embrace these same values.  The successful candidate must be self-motivated, extremely creative, and should be comfortable learning exciting new technologies.  This is an opportunity for growth and an opportunity to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects. 

Aleron companies (Broadleaf Results and TalentRISE) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

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