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Quality Assurance Engineer – Waltham, MA

Quality Assurance Engineer for 3D Modeling Software – Waltham, MA

Do you enjoy figuring out how to build things in 3D? Do you enjoy exploring software? Are you a detail-oriented engineer who thinks critically and systematically? We are seeking a BS/MS-level engineer with  a strong interest in 3D modeling and simulation to perform quality assurance on our software for modeling the fabrication of advanced semiconductors. You will be embedded in a truly collaborative software development team that is following the Scrum agile development process. Through daily engagement with the developers, you will play a critical role in helping us deliver quality software for both the Windows and Linux platforms. Your title, and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Understand the functionality of our semiconductor virtual fabrication environment
  • Actively participate in our Scrum-based agile development process
  • Develop verification test cases for automated and manual test suites
  • Document verification tests for internal and external readers
  • Submit defect reports and enhancement requests
  • Collaborate with software developers to isolate defects
  • Participate in planning and status meetings with the software development team
  • Interact with the applications support team to define realistic test cases
  • Create examples and draft documentation for use in product documentation and marketing collateral

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Substantial experience as a user or tester of 3D software such as CAD, CAE or TCAD tools
  • Detail oriented individual who enjoys systematically exploring software
  • Team oriented personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency with Windows and/or Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in software quality assurance
  • Semiconductor technology and processing education and experience
  • Scripting skills in Python, MATLAB, or similar scripting language

This regular, full-time position is located in our office in Waltham, MA. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job1833@coventor.com

Variation at IEDM

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by Paul McLellan

Variation at IEDM

IEDM (technically the International Electron Devices Meeting although I’ve never heard anyone use the full name) is in a couple of weeks time, in San Francisco. It is December 15-17th at the Hilton Union Square (which is not actually at Union Square but nearby at 333 O’Farrell Street).

For the last few years on the Tuesday evening Coventor have sponsored an event (with appetizers and drinks). Last year it was all about collaboration. This year the topic is variation, Survivor, Variation in the 3D Era. It is at the Hotel Nikko from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday December 16th in the Carmel Room. Hotel Nikko is 222 Mason Street just around the corner from the Hilton.

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Survivor: Variation in the 3D Era – December 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

Location: “Carmel Room” at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm (Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)
6:00pm (Panel Begins)
RSVP by 12/10/14 RSVP-to-COVENTOR@coventor.com

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2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting – December 15-17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

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2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA USA
December 15-17, 2014

The Annual Technical Meeting of the Electron Devices Society

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DAC – June 7-11 – San Francisco, CA

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The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Visit Coventor at booth #3310

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Modeling as a Foundation for TSensors Acceleration

By Steve Breit, VP Engineering
November, 2014

I gave a talk with the same title as this blog at the TSensors Summit held in La Jolla, California on November 12-13. The ‘T’ in TSensors stands for Trillion Sensors and the TSensors Summit initiative is addressing the provocative question: what will it take to get to a worldwide market of a trillion sensors a year in the not-too-distant future, say 10 to 15 years from now. The TSensors initiative is being spearheaded by serial MEMS entrepreneur Janusz Bryzek who cites the book Abundance by Peter Diamandes and Steven Kotler as inspiration for TSensors. The key premise behind the book is that technology is advancing at such a fast rate, exponentially in fact, that we have the opportunity to provide abundant food, clean water, renewable energy and health care for everyone on earth within a generation. This is heady stuff, especially compared to the doom and gloom that pervades the daily news (if only political and cultural differences were as easy to resolve). Sensors of all types will play a key role in technological solutions to these pressing worldwide challenges.
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Finding the NBT(s) in IoT at MEC

By David Cook

The MEMS Executive Congress (MEC) is always a great event to mingle with the most influential people in our industry, and get a finger on the pulse of where we are heading. There are insightful talks from the heavy hitters who supply and use MEMS, interesting observations from the key analysts who track and forecast the market, and eye-opening presentations from innovative start-ups introducing novel applications for sensors and MEMS.

The clear take away from this year’s event is that sensors are at the center of huge new trend in the electronics industry. The Internet of Things (IoT), a catch-all description for any number of devices or applications that sense, capture, analyze and transmit data, is on everyone’s lips – and in their press releases. We heard discussions of Smart Everything – Smart Wearables, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cities. And anything that enables those sorts of functions is highly dependent on MEMS and sensors. That is why there are so many charts showing hockey sticks going quickly up and to the right, predicting billions trillions of sensors being in our world soon. As the astute technology writer Kevin Morris said in his recent article, “…the proliferation of those sensors…will absolutely transform the electronics landscape again…”
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Transducers 2015 – June 21-25, 2015 – Anchorage, Alaska

18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems

Visit Coventor at booth #45

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The world’s premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology.

Dena’ina Convention Center
600 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
USA

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