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Silicon Validation Engineer

Silicon Validation Engineer
by Admin on 07-08-2022 at 2:06 pm

Website Alphawave Semi

Position Overview

In this role you will be working in a team environment validating and characterizing the next generation ultra-high-speed interfaces, referred to Serial-Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers or optical transceivers. You will be responsible for testing of our SerDes devices, developing Python automation scripts to characterize the devices, and performing device result analysis, all under the support of a great team of engineers. General requirements will be provided, however, you will be highly encouraged to impart your analytical thinking, statistical analysis, and programming creativity. It is important to us to get your fresh perspective and thinking on what we do on a regular basis.

What You Will Do

  • You will be involved with the characterization activities of the SerDes device with an emphasis on optical characterization, including hardware measurement and debug, developing Python scripts and routines for device configuration, automation and lab instrumentation control, including but not limited to, oscilloscopes, bit error rate testers (BERT), signal analyzers, vector network analyzers (VNA), Variable Optical Attenuators (VOA), power meters, and Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA)
  • Collaborate with analog/system/digital, package, and PCB engineering teams to understand and develop test methodologies, identify required equipment and components, implement and execute test setups, and report results
  • Understand requirements for SerDes compliance testing across all applicable standards such as IEEE 802.3 and OIF
  • Timely delivery of test reports
  • Support design of HW fixtures for test setups with consideration for signal and power integrity
  • Provide regular project status communication
  • Develop/improve/align to team best test practices

What You Will Need

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years as a silicon validation engineer
  • Strong knowledge of optical and electrical test methodologies
  • Experience using equipment to test SerDes devices such as oscilloscopes, BERTs, signal analyzers, VNAs, AWG, VOA, OSA, and power meters
  • Programming experience with Python and MatLab for the purpose of IC testing and automation of this testing
  • Strong understanding of SerDes architecture (NRZ, PAM4) and theory of operation: PLL, CDR, CTLE, FFE, DFE, etc.
  • Knowledge of signal integrity and power integrity concepts is an asset

It Would Be Amazing If You Had

  • Experience with statistical data analysis and tools used in the semiconductor industry

About You

  • Proven team player with strong communication skills and ability to work under time pressure
  • Able to listen to and appreciate ideas and opinions that differ from yours
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • High organizational skills
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
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