TrellisWare Technologies, Inc
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Do you get bored or antsy if you aren't challenged on a daily basis? Do you enjoy solving problems and taking ownership while making a difference? Do you love finding groundbreaking solutions that no one has ever thought of before?

TrellisWare Technologies is looking for a full-time Automation Test Engineer (ATE) in San Diego.

We have technologies that stretch limits and employees that push boundaries.  We provide communication solutions and innovations when nothing else works. Our top talents enjoy a 'work hard, play hard' environment and are solvers. 

Spend your days working on next generation self-networking hand-held radios for our Special Forces or help create new modem technologies for the toughest communication problems in areas such as HF, Free Space Optics, and interference mitigation. A typical day might start with you working in our state of the art test labs collaborating with HW/SW developers to design automated test SW and HW capabilities and assets. You will design test cases in TrellisWare's automation scripting environment and build advanced radio automated test systems. Reward yourself every day by enjoying our three fully-stocked breakrooms with endless goodies, company-paid gym memberships and more.


This job might be for you if:

  • You can think on your feet. You are analytical, pay attention to detail and are able to communicate your thought process both written and verbally.
  • You thrive in a collaborative and team oriented environment.
  • You have a curiosity to know how things work and passion to learn. You want to know why something fails to work and the initiative to fix it.
  • You want to work as an experienced ATE Engineer in product and technology development programs focusing on SW/HW design integration, verification and validation. You will be spearheading design for testability (DfT) with HW and SW developers to ensure TrellisWare products have advanced capability for automated testing.


You are knowledgeable of:

  • Programming in .NET, C#, and Python in a product development environment.
  • Test infrastructure development to include programming API's, user interfaces, data collection, and data post processing.
  • Operating and programming test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, radio emulators, network analyzers, RF switch matrixes, and multimeters.
  • Wireless telecommunications and cellular radio systems standards (FDMA,TDMA).
  • Automated test case design and execution.
  • RF Technology, Radio Design and RF Test Equipment.
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills, Detailed Oriented, Analytical, Problem Solving, Strong Planning and Organizing.
  • The process involved in generating a test plan from engineering designs and subsequently developing and supporting a system of software test code for units under test, including the development of a test database.


It would be exceptionally beneficial if you had:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of Mobile Ad-hoc Networked (MANET) radios and military communications.
  • Experience developing embedded software using C/C++ on a Linux platform.
  • Object-oriented design, data link layer and device drivers as well as ARM based processors.
  • Common embedded Linux development tools (i.e. compilers, linkers and debuggers) and Linux subsystems.
  • Hardware design and test fixture development using bed of nails a plus.
  • Windows, Linux GUI and command line tools for software installation and diagnostics. Shell scripting or more advanced programming skills a plus.
  • The OSI 7 layers model. Advanced knowledge of layers 2 ,3 & 4 -7 desirable.


Your essential duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Design, maintain, and deploy an automated scripting environment and test sequencer.
  • Create and document programming API's to facilitate the rapid development of automated tests.
  • Create user interfaces that enable easy access to device capabilities.
  • Develop, document, and execute automated test scripts that characterize key performance parameters.
  • Perform detailed data analysis to diagnose and identify performance related issues.
  • Contribute to process improvement and planning of the ATE Test Team.
  • Support systems engineering of TrellisWare proprietary technologies.


Physical Demands:

  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arm's length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
  • Regularly sit for extended periods of time; frequently use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Meet specific vision abilities required by this job, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required.
  • BSEE, BSCE, BS Physics, or equivalent
  • 1-5 years experience


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TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.

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