Sr. SerDes Validation & Characterization Engineer

Sep 14, 2022
San Jose, Philippines
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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The Role:


Join a team of Validation and Characterization engineers who enjoy validation, characterization, tuning and optimization of cutting edge SerDes. You’ll work on industry leading SerDes technology against various standards (PCIE, IEEE, OIF, xGMI, etc.).

The Person:

Are you passionate about working on super high speed SerDes beyond 100G bits per second? Are you bothered by non-optimized SerDes’s performance at system level or handling different environment? Are you good at hunting down issues and nailing good solutions? If any yes, then you’ll fit right in!

Key Responsibilities:


  • Validating and characterizing PMA (or PHY) blocks of high-speed transceivers
  • Developing test methodologies and/or executing tests to ensure transceiver meets electrical compliance requirements for high-speed standards such as PCIe, Ethernet, etc. 
  • Working closely with the design & architecture team to debug and characterize silicon performance.
  • Develop python script for test automation and data collection/processing.

Preferred Experience:


  • Hands-on experience with high-speed scope, BERTs, VNA and associated lab equipment for SERDES characterization
  • Familiarity with Transmitter and Receiver underlying blocks. Understanding typical SerDes techniques and terms.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving & debugging skills.
  • Experienced in Python and automation techniques
  • A team player with strong written and verbal skills
  • Experienced in SI/PI analysis is a plus
  • Experienced in C++/Verilog/FPGA design is a plus
  • Experienced with CPU/GPU testing is a plus
  • Familiar with Linux platforms is a plus

Academic Credentials:


  • Bachelor's Degree in EE, CS or related fields with 6+ years of work experience, or,
  • Master’s Degree in EE, CS or related fields with 4+ years of work experience


Location: San Jose, CA



Requisition Number: 182841 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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