SerDes Validation & Characterization Engineer

Mar 30, 2024
San Jose, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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SERDES VALIDATION & CHARACTERIZATION ENGINEER 
 

THE ROLE:

As a key contributor, you will be part of a leading team to drive and improve AMD's SerDes and deliver the highest quality, cutting edge technologies, as well as the impact, to market. Our team closely interacts with other teams, such as architecture, design, apps, and system platform teams. The engineer will not only extends technical excellence, but also facilitate continuous career development with the team. 

 

THE PERSON:

If you have a passion for modern, cutting edge SerDes validation & characterization (VNC), if you are a team player who has excellent communication skills and enjoy collaboration, if you’re motivated to get the best SerDes performance out, or good at hunting down issues to solve. You’ll fit right in!

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Validate and characterize AMD’s SerDes PHY functionality and performance against design targets, product requirements, datasheet and industry standards.
  • Working closely with internal and/or external teams to troubleshoot issues and determine the root cause. Feedback to designers and architects for design improvements.
  • Collaborate with architects, design engineers, and application engineers to understand specifications and features to validate and characterize
  • Ensure SerDes performance, electrical and optical, compliant to Industry standards such as PCI-SIG, IEEE, OIF, XGMI, etc.
  • Develop test automations with advanced scripting and programing skills to improve test and data analysis efficiency and coverage

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Hands-on experience with full stack lab instruments such as high-speed scopes, BERT, VNA, and/or other associated lab equipment.
  • Understanding of Signal Integrity and/or Power Integrity is a plus
  • Understanding SerDes electrical compliance for industrial standards such as PCIe, ethernet, etc. is a plus
  • Experienced in scripting test automation, demo GUI, customer supporting scripts
  • Experienced in mixed signal analysis, issue debug is a plus
  • Understanding the latest SerDes architecture or design is a plus

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PHD degree in computer engineering/Electrical Engineering 

 

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At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

SERDES VALIDATION & CHARACTERIZATION ENGINEER 
 

THE ROLE:

As a key contributor, you will be part of a leading team to drive and improve AMD's SerDes and deliver the highest quality, cutting edge technologies, as well as the impact, to market. Our team closely interacts with other teams, such as architecture, design, apps, and system platform teams. The engineer will not only extends technical excellence, but also facilitate continuous career development with the team. 

 

THE PERSON:

If you have a passion for modern, cutting edge SerDes validation & characterization (VNC), if you are a team player who has excellent communication skills and enjoy collaboration, if you’re motivated to get the best SerDes performance out, or good at hunting down issues to solve. You’ll fit right in!

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Validate and characterize AMD’s SerDes PHY functionality and performance against design targets, product requirements, datasheet and industry standards.
  • Working closely with internal and/or external teams to troubleshoot issues and determine the root cause. Feedback to designers and architects for design improvements.
  • Collaborate with architects, design engineers, and application engineers to understand specifications and features to validate and characterize
  • Ensure SerDes performance, electrical and optical, compliant to Industry standards such as PCI-SIG, IEEE, OIF, XGMI, etc.
  • Develop test automations with advanced scripting and programing skills to improve test and data analysis efficiency and coverage

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Hands-on experience with full stack lab instruments such as high-speed scopes, BERT, VNA, and/or other associated lab equipment.
  • Understanding of Signal Integrity and/or Power Integrity is a plus
  • Understanding SerDes electrical compliance for industrial standards such as PCIe, ethernet, etc. is a plus
  • Experienced in scripting test automation, demo GUI, customer supporting scripts
  • Experienced in mixed signal analysis, issue debug is a plus
  • Understanding the latest SerDes architecture or design is a plus

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PHD degree in computer engineering/Electrical Engineering 

 

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