Lead DDR PHY Post Si Engineer- 160201

May 18, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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Lead DDR PHY Post Si Engineer


The Person:

Will have strong analytical/problem-solving skills and pronounced attention to details. Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion. Will have strong interpersonal and communication skills


The Role:

The DDR IP team is looking for a passionate and experienced Post-Silicon Validation Engineer for driving the bring-up, debug and development of high-speed LPDDR and DDR PHY IPs.  You will be a part of the design & FW team actively participating in the development phase of industry-leading PHYs and set yourself up for success in the end-to-end support of the post-silicon teams involved in feature bring-up, DDR Training algorithms tuning, mixed-signal IP Char, ATE screens debug and system stability & reliability testing. This opportunity includes working alongside the microarchitecture, firmware/hardware design, algorithm development & circuit teams and closing the loop with the post-silicon lessons learnt and feedback.



  • Be an integral part of the DDR PHY design and FW teams influencing and developing DDR Training algorithms
  • In Post-Silicon, collaborate with Platform, ATE, Mixed Signal IP Char and Firmware teams for DDR system bring-up and features validation
  • Be a key point of contact from design team in triaging, debugging and driving critical DDR Post-Si issues to closure across the eco system
  • Track the DDR Init and Training algorithms tuning in Post Si and feeding back to design and FW team for alignment
  • Work in the lab with all equipment to debug and perform root cause analysis
  • Document and sign-off the DDR IP for customer release and drive the lessons learnt to closure
  • Enable DDR debug tools, like functional eye plotting, with script-based test automation in Python or other scripting tools


Preference & Skill Sets :

  • Deep experience in DDR/LPDDR memory interface PHY Silicon Validation and System debug is required.
  • Strong understanding of JEDEC standards for DDR technologies such as DDR5 and LPDDR5
  • Expertise in coding DDR Training algorithms and bring-up sequences and Post-Si tuning is needed
  • Experience working with SIPI simulation teams and understanding of the DDR Interface challenges and system timing budget
  • Experience with JTAG debuggers and hands on lab experience with instruments like High-Speed Oscilloscopes, BERTs, VNAs, Spectrum Analyzers, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python Scripting to automate tests and mine data from log files and C/C++ language
  • Passion to get to the root of complex problems by collaborating with various teams including design and FW



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer engineering is required. Master's or PhD degree is a plus.


Location : Austin TX



Requisition Number: 160201 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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