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Cymer, Inc.

Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat panel display industry. We are Leading the Light Generation. Read More

Address      Cymer USA Headquarters 17075 Thornmint Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Website      www.cymer.com/
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QA Engineer

Join Cymer and you will be involved in designing, improving and maintaining the software testing infrastructure for a product that defines the limits of invention. The control loops involve data exchange at speeds up to 100 kHz while data collection for diagnostics purposes is done at up to 1Khz rate. You will be on the team that is defining the interaction between control loops running on quad core boards and platform software that runs on IBM blade center. Data is stored on board in postgres databases and is shipped via the fab network to Cymer's data servers in San Diego. And our graphical user interface developed using Qt serves a complex set of users - operators, engineers, scientists and customers. And we don't forget safety, the control system has a Siemens PLC to ensure both human safety is ensured and machine damage is prevented.
Responsible for all activities associated with software testing.  Debugs software products through the use of systematic tests to develop, apply, and maintain quality standards for company products.  Develops, modifies, and executes software test plans.  Analyzes and writes test standards and procedures.  Maintains documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software.  Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action.  Consults with development engineers in resolution of problems.

    * Creates test strategies to ensure appropriate test coverage.
    * Develops, publishes, and implements test plans for software module and system level test.
    * Designs and creates test cases and procedures for testing software functionality, executes these test cases, and maintains an auditable storage and retrieval of test results.
    * Analyzes test results and provides progress reports to engineers and management.
    * Works closely with developers to isolate and understand problems and issues.
    * Develops test automation framework
    * Writes and maintains test automation framework test scripts and test suites.
    * Collects data on problems and issues and feeds that back to the development teams for implementation of root cause solutions.
    * Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities, open defect counts, etc.
    * Provide leadership to other test personnel.
    * Maintains Software Configurations and Software builds processes.
    * Establishes, maintains and manages test processes within software development process.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.


    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    * Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
    * Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
    * Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
    * Ability to quickly develop an understanding of a complex embedded software control systems and its associated hardware environment.
    * Ability to trace hardware connectivity issues and use basic tools such as oscilloscopes, logic analyses, and pulse generators.
    * Ability to logically think through issues and be able to trace problems and implement quickly creative solutions.
    * Ability to define and carry out test procedures, improving them (if possible), or move them into the test automation framework.
    * Ability to define and carry out installation procedures and accurate record keeping of configurations.
    * Proven ability to execute manual and automate test cases.
    * Experience with GUI automation test tools such as QuickTest Pro.
    * Self-starter with the ability to determine technical solutions.
    * Must have demonstrated a pragmatic and disciplined approach in successfully implementing best SQA practices in a "real world" company.  Proven success defining, developing, and implementing software test systems.  Past success in testing embedded software systems and algorithms.
    * Must have significant experience in the following:
    * Knowledge of real time system interactions in an embedded environment
    * Real time, Linux based and Windows based systems and testing tools
    * Scripting languages (Perl/Python/Mathlab preferred)
    * Diverse experience with all types of testing, including unit testing, regression testing, acceptance testing and performance testing
    * Software testing under a Test Automation environment
    * Labview programming experience required

Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Minimum of five (5) years of experience is required.

    * Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering; advanced degree a plus.
    * A minimum of five (5) years industry experience in devising and implementing test plans in an embedded environment required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

    * The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
    * The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
    * May require travel dependent on business needs.
    * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    * Can work under deadlines.
    * The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
    * Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
    * Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
    * Can learn and apply new information or skills.
    * Must be able to be on call and work hours as required to solve problems that arise with internal and external

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