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Post-Silicon Validation Engineer

San Jose, CA
Position Title: Validation Engineer
Location: Bay Area, CA
Status: Full-time

About the Team:
In support of the high-demand from our customers, the Encore Semi RTL Design and Verification Group is expanding and recruiting new members in the area of ASIC and SoC Validation. The focus of this team is to use state-of-the-art methodologies to bring-up complex ASICs though full power-on-reset sequence and ensure proper functionality of the chip.

About the Project:
As a member of the growing Validation team, the ideal candidate will have extensive experience with bring-up of ASICs and debugging issues in the lab. Applicants must have extensive experience in this area and proven ability using the industry standard design tools associated with these tasks, including good understanding of Embedded Software.

Minimum Qualifications:
• At least 8 years of experience with Hardware design and Validation
• Good understanding of Hardware Architecture and Micro-Architecture Specification
• Experienced in working with front-end hardware, software and architecture team to come up with comprehensive test plan and execute the corresponding functional test cases in the validation environment
• Work with Validation of Direct Memory Access functionality
• Verify configuration management of the ASIC using industry standard peripheral configuration protocols such as PCIe, I2C, SMBUS
• Validate high speed analog and high-speed digital circuits for Processors, SoCs, and ASICs
• Knowledge of JTAG, TAP, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), I2C
• Good communications skills
• Scripting proficiency with Python, Perl, TCL or other scripting language
• Experience testing DMA
• Strong skill using high speed oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, Logic and Protocol Analyzers
• Working experience with Perl or Python

Preferred Qualifications:
• Embedded Software Development experience
• Working knowledge of board design; able to read board schematics and board layout
• Strong lab skills with hands on experience, in system bring up, system testing and debug

Education Requirements:
• BSEE + 8 years industry experience
• MSEE preferred


About Encore Semi

Encore Semi is a successful SoC Design and Software Engineering Services company headquartered in San Diego, California.  We build Centers of Expertise (CoEs), engineering teams onsite, to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America (San Diego, Bay Area, Austin, Raleigh, Longmont, New York, Boston areas).  Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software.  We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.

Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies and tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners.  Encore Semi Career Path  &  Encore Semi Full-time Benefits
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