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System Validation Lead

System Validation Lead
by Admin on 10-07-2022 at 11:59 am

Website Achronix

Job Description/Responsibilities

This is an exciting position that provides the opportunity to lead PCB bring up, functional validation, lab management and measurements of reference and validation PCBs for state-of-the-art Achronix FPGAs. The successful candidate will join the Hardware Engineering group in Santa Clara, California, and should be self-driven, constantly looking to set the bar higher, and a driver of excellence. This is a hands-on position and requires availability in the office on all five days of the week.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • PCB bring-up for hardware validation
  • Develop FPGA-based design test cases, configure the FPGA with test cases, run tests on silicon, and check vital parameters
  • Debug system functionality issues in the lab
  • Lab measurements for functional and electrical system debug
  • Lab management including acquisition and setup of lab equipment, maintain lab inventory, manage lab equipment allocation, etc.
  • Study standard specifications of PCIe/DDR/GDDR/JEDEC and verify the functionalities on hardware
  • Provide feedback to the design team on electrical and functional issues
  • Participate in team meetings and occasionally with global teams spanning Hardware, Systems, Software Product planning and Application Engineering


  • B.E. with Electronics/Electrical and 12+ years of overall experience or M.S. with 10+ years of experience
  • Hands-on experience designing FPGA-based test cases
  • Expertise in lab measurements and system-level debug.
  • Experience working with PCIe/DDR/Ethernet/GDDR6 protocols
  • Experience with electrical test and characterization of silicon test chips in a laboratory environment
  • Thorough knowledge of oscilloscopes and other lab equipment
  • Understanding the chip, package, PCB design, and creating test plans for system validation accordingly
  • Experience reviewing PCB Schematics and layout of high-speed interfaces
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work and communicate with global teams
  • Intrinsically driven, and always raising the bar
  • Ability to create solutions around high-level requirements
  • Thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, with a pro-active mindset
  • Works well with other team members and has a collaborative approach
  • Familiarity with power and signal integrity fundamentals
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