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Title:  Test Engineering Manager - Software and Hardware

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.



The Test Engineering Manager - Software and Hardware is accountable for project, resource, and technical management related to all technical capabilities for new product development for Advanced Energy.  The Test Engineering Manager - Software and Hardware demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives.  In this technical role, you will integrate and develop processes, methodologies, software, and manage complex issues within new product development and integration with manufacturing and global repair service.  You will develop and support test solutions for plasma power products using applicable hardware, software, and procedures for new product introduction and on-going product support. This role is responsible for overseeing, managing, and leading allocated resources devoted to key technology and product development, and responding to customer inquiries as necessary. 



  • Manages a technical team of Engineers who develop and execute functional and automated tests for products and their associated features.
  • Plans and oversees new development projects to include data analysis, test plan/flow, test procedure, test methodology, project management, test report preparation and failure investigation.
  • Liaises with the PMO to plan resource and time frames to test new products and existing product updates by scoping work and providing input to the master project plan.
  • Test hardware implementation and documentation.
  • Collaborate with Firmware engineers to define and document product test requirements.
  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments as appropriate.
  • Defines and implements “best practice” methodology for the department.
  • Assures proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.  Verify technical accuracy of work.
  • Detailed understanding of electronic components, component and unit test methodology, diagnostic and debug techniques.
  • General knowledge of quality and reliability principles.
  • Develop and deploy new capabilities, specifications, processes and standards for personnel, equipment, and software to support company objectives.
  • Draft, present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.  Communicate technical issues with clients as required
  • Hire, train, and mentor other engineers and supporting staff; oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
  • Write performance reviews and resolve internal issues
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing technical reports, approving expenditures, develop cost estimates, enforcing and develop rules and policies.
  • Develops the project management and technical skills of direct reports.
  • Develops new product platforms and derivative products.
  • Manages a cost center budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Conceive appropriate architectures for new products, balancing the requirements of performance, cost, and manufacturability.
  • Solve complex technical problems independently.
  • Interact effectively with customers.
  • Manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Successfully manage the development of new products.
  • Demonstrate excellent program management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Ability to work within standard office environment



  • 10+ years experience in testing and processes around testing (SDLC)
  • Previous experience managing engineering projects or small engineering teams.
  • Proven experience to lead any group.
  • Experience in software development and deployment



  • Technical Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineer or similar, or equivalent work experience in related field.


COMPENSATION: $115,000 - $155,000



As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate.  In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:


  • Medical - 4 different health care plan options, dental, and vision
  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks, 7 holidays and 3 floating holidays
  • 8 Hours of paid volunteer time off
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs  
  • Other voluntary benefits include pet insurance, identify theft, legal assistance, critical illness, and voluntary accident insurance


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. 


Job ID - 23114

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland