Sr. Principal Electrical Design Engineer
FormFactor, Inc - Livermore, CA

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In this role you will perform electrical design for customized probe cards using active electrical components. Work with the application group to define probe card specification, designs/develops electrical circuit with tools (including simulation), verifies the design and supports installation/debug at customer site. You role will lead process and design tool improvement activities to achieve efficient completion of the design with coordinating and driving others.

  • Design high of electric circuit for high performance probe card based on design rules.
  • Electric circuit design containing microcontroller, FPGA, analog switches, logic devices, power supply using ourFFI internal tools and standard commercial tools.
  • Firmware design and simulation for FPGA and microcontroller
  • Verify the design (debug, support first article verification test)
  • Understand product specifications, manufacturing design rules, applications to design the custom probe card
  • Timely communication (FFI internal, external vendor and customer)
  • Improve and develop new design process to shorten lead time and to prevent design defects.
  • Manage the design problem escalation process to enable fast resolution.
  • Work with customers to define probe card requirements and support probe card installations and debug at customer site
  • Create design documents
  • Work with tool development group to define tool specification, verify the tool function.


  • 5-10 years design experience in the area of design of electrical systems
  • Working knowledge or experience in the following are is plus
  • Digital circuit design (microcontroller, FPGA, logic device
  • Analog circuit design (analog switch, power circuit, A/D,
  • Firmware design and simulation (Verilog/VHDL, C/C++, assembler)
  • Signal and power integrity
  • Self-motivated to take initiatives and take on responsibility.
  • Effective project management, planning and facilitation skills.
  • Effective time-management and organization skills.
  • Computer proficiency – basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and EXCEL.