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Electrical Hardware Device Test Engineer

Raleigh , North Carolina | Nashville , Tennessee

Job Category: Engineering

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3740

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Design the entire PCB assembly process, encompassing both In-Circuit Testing (ICT) and functional testing.

  • Ensure strict compliance with Design for Manufacturing and Design for Test principles during the implementation of product designs. Get involved early in the development process to guarantee these guidelines are followed.

  • Estimate the required resources and expenses for the development of PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) and test equipment.

  • Formulate plans for the qualification of PCBA processes and equipment.

  • Take a hands-on approach by overseeing the manufacturing verification and pilot runs of developmental products at our contract manufacturers. Collaborate with equipment manufacturers to conceptualize and construct testers.

  • Provide necessary assistance to Development Engineering in constructing prototypes and models of electronic products.

  • Foster a close and collaborative relationship with both Product Development Groups and Test Engineering Groups. This collaboration will ensure consistent testing methods and comprehensive test coverage.

  • Offer support to the Development Engineering Group as needed, ensuring that products in the developmental phase meet established targets for reliability, quality, availability, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Create, update, and maintain all technical documentation in an organized and current manner.

  • Actively participate in resolving manufacturing and quality issues related to existing products.

  • Stay well-informed about emerging trends within the industry, particularly those concerning PCBA processes and testing methods.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Computer, Mechatronic Engineering or equivalent.

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in PCBA processes and the development of end-of-assembly line testers.

  • Demonstrate a robust understanding of electronic circuits, covering digital, analog, power, and high voltage domains. 



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Proficiency in using measurement, metrology, and wave capture equipment.

  • Capability to conceptualize and execute test strategies for electrical and electronic products designed for industrial controls and distribution equipment.

  • Familiarity with designing processes involving wave soldering, Surface Mount Technology (SMT), and laser soldering (preferred).

  • Experience working with In-Circuit Testing (ICT), including flying probe techniques.

  • Exposure to various test equipment architectures such as VXI, PXI, Rack and Stack, among others.

  • Proven track record in developing systems tailored for manufacturing purposes.



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.