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Sr Software Engineer - ATE

Andover, MA, US

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  567


Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA.  Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics. 

Job Description

  • Develop and maintain Vicor’s proprietary ATE (Automatic Test Equipment).  
  • Design test software modules for USTA (Universal Software Test Architecture) using (C#, Visual Basic).
  • Analyze and implement "off the shelf" instrumentation components (GPIB, USB, Ethernet, and Serial).
  • Provide documentation at all stages of software/hardware development.
  • Work closely with Design Engineering to develop new test procedures.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to support and optimize existing ATE software and hardware.
  • Sets goals, stays focused on the task/assignment at hand, and drives them to completion.
  • Maintains a high degree of technical competence and helps others to use state-of-the-art techniques.

Education / Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Applied Science- Electrical Engineering degree ideal
  • 3+ years developing software for equipment- ideally Automated Test Equipment
  • Programming experience in .NET, C# ideally
  • Experience with power supply testing a plus
  • Working knowledge of AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies a plus
  • Analog & digital hardware involving power electronics a plus
  • Programming experience in C/C++,.NET, SQL, database design, HTML5, JavaScript a plus
  • Experience with the development of LabVIEW applications a plus
  • PCB CAD software(Altium) experience is highly desirable.
  • Team player, capable of working effectively independently or in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in discussions and explanations of complex systems.
  • Excellent written & verbal communications


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

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