High-Speed Digital Hardware Characterization Engineer

Location: Austin, TX, United States
Date Posted: 12-27-2017
Join the growing Encore Semi H/W Development team to collaborate with customers to design, verify and enable system level development for current and next generation SOCs.  You would join a team delivering on many facets of the implementation of these SOCs including RTL / Microarchitecture Development, System Level Validation, IP qualification and characterization of state-of-the-art designs. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities/Functions/Tasks
As a member of H/W Engineering Team you will be responsible for bench characterization of Digital High-Speed Physical Layer SERDES functions (USB, SATA, PCIe, SGMII) as well as high speed I/O pads, and PLLs. The objective is to ensure quality products that are manufacturable, and exceed the performance expectations of our customer.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Board design including transmission line theory
  • Experience with High-Speed signal integrity, de-embedding, and port extension
  • Hands on knowledge of oscilloscopes, network / spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and logic analyzers
  • Software programming skills including C-Sharp (or equivalent) and LabView
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with System on Chip and Server domain high speed bench characterization
  • Experience with digital communication concepts as well as SerDes architecture 
  • Ability to work with common test equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, time interval analyzer, logic analyzer, network analyzer, etc)
  • Experience with Keysight test equipment 
  • Experience with high-speed interfaces such as PCI Express, SATA, USB, SGMII  
  • Familiarity with design for test (DFT) techniques and structural tests such as Scan/ATPG, JTAG, SDF/TDF
  • HSIO ATE experience is a plus
  • Experience with C/C++, Perl, Python
Education Requirements
  • Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering, and 5+ years of domain experience
  • Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering, and High Speed Digital Design and Test experience
Company Profile
Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company headquartered in San Diego, California. We build Centers of Expertise to support the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts enable leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software life-cycle. We provide high-value for acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation. Working at Encore Semi means a continuous exposure to the most advanced technologies and tools, collaborating with industry-leading teams which are our customers and long-term partners, and making the difference in challenging but exciting projects.
Encore Semi Career Path: http://www.encoresemi.com/career-path/
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