Validation / Electronics Engineer
Knowles Corporation
Rapperswil, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

Position at Knowles


Founded in 1946, Knowles Corporation (NYSE : KN) is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components serving the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, military, aerospace and industrial markets.

Knowles has a leading position in micro-electro-mechanical systems microphones, speakers and receivers, used in smartphones, tablets and mobile handsets.

Knowles is also a leading manufacturer of transducers used in hearing aids and other medical devices. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, rigorous testing and global scale, helps to deliver innovative solutions and consistently dependable and precise products.

Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA, Knowles has more than 8,000 employees in 25 locations around the world. For more information, visit

The KER design center in Switzerland is developing cutting-edge ASICs for MEMS microphones supplied to the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers.

The team has a track record of delivering billions of high-performance mixed-signal ASICs to the market over the past decade.


As Validation Engineer, you will be a key player in the ASIC R&D team, developing and employing lab validation environments to enable successful development and production ramp-ups of MEMS microphone ASICs targeting the mobile market.


  • Work with design team to define validation plan to meet device specification and system expectations
  • Work out validation / measurement concepts for mixed-signal MEMS microphone ASICs
  • Develop hardware and software for automated validation / measurement benches
  • Perform design, layout and assembly of validation PCBs
  • Develop Python / LabVIEW automated environments
  • Develop scripts for automated measurements and post-processing
  • Exhaustively characterize ASICs to validate performance and robustness
  • Analyze results with design team and create validation reports
  • Support root cause analysis and failure analysis
  • Mentor Lab Engineers in US and Asia
  • Supervise interns

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the semiconductor or related industry
  • Able to work in a dynamic, high-pace environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in designing printed circuit boards, using EDA tools such as Altium
  • Experience in measuring high-performance electronic circuits
  • Solid experience in developing Python or LabVIEW programs
  • Familiarity with IC micro-probing and physical failure analysis is a plus
  • Structured working style and good organizational skills
  • Strong team player, able to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
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