Job Listing Description

Test Design Lead

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Test Design Lead, in Cupertino, CA.


  • Defining project plans and schedules.
  • Driving project execution.
  • Leading internal and external cross-functional teams in engineering and validation activities
  • Ensuring tight inter-team coordination and communication
  • Working in partnership with vendor labs to coordinate lab readiness, lab audits, and standardize operating procedures in test execution and data reporting
  • Being able to present complex data cleanly and clearly
  • Understanding complex, technical material failure modes
  • Identifying and resolving conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently
  • Driving test equipment and test specs that are critical for validation of reliability
  • Providing direction for failure analysis to drive toward root cause
  • Requirement for travel to support OEM testing and bring-up

Key Qualifications:
  • Experience working with engineering teams and leading OEM communication a plus
  • Clear, consistent interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented while leading several work streams
  • Understanding of materials science including mechanical, electrical, and optical behavior of materials
  • Experience working in a lab environment with focus on understanding root cause of material failures
  • Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis and reliability prediction modeling
  • Expertise in materials characterization, both with standard techniques (SEM/EDS, XPS, XRD, FIB, FTIR, etc) and with creative non-standard techniques that would enable new technologies
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and the ability to communicate your results clearly to others
  • Experience in investigating the physics of failure through efficient selection of analytical techniques
  • Ability to identify root cause and recommended corrective action based on results from multiple data sources
  • This position requires 3-5 years of experience in program or project management in an operations, engineering or reliability environment.
  • A degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or an equivalent field, is required
  • B.S. degree required, M.S. is a plus.

Job Number: 2010119875
Job Location: Cupertino, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/15/2020
Attention: Matt Jeske
660 SW 39TH ST STE 215

City, State: RENTON, WA 98057
Phone: 206/763-2840
800 Phone: 800/678-8644
Fax Phone: 206/763-3283

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