Electrical Validation/Characterization Engineer

Intel
Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Job Code
    JR0185154
Job Description

Come join a creative team of engineers dedicated to designing the hardware technologies that network the leading cloud-service datacenters. We are looking for a motivated and astute individual to join our team as Technical Lead in the Electrical Validation and Characterization team within the Ethernet Switch product organization (BXD). In this position you will be joining a diverse team responsible for creating, defining and developing system and electrical validation environments and tests for the world's leading programmable Ethernet switches. This team will be responsible for all aspects of high-speed SerDes validation, conformance testing, and tuning for the product team.

In this role, you will use your knowledge of standards, mathematics, test development methodologies, and hands-on skills to bring to market high-speed SerDes including future 224G technologies.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Intel's High-Speed SerDes development organization or external IP vendors to characterize test-chips and improve product Key Performance Indicators.

  • Debugging and developing firmware, and DSP algorithms to improve SerDes performance

  • Developing conformance test plans per customer needs and Standards for high speed SerDes

  • Equipment and vendor evaluation/selection for lab testing.


Our products will often be the SerDes lead vehicle. This is a great opportunity to join a world class team and will involve working collaboratively with the SerDes development organization on the most advanced technologies.


Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Education Requirement:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 6 years of industry work experience, or a Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 4 years of industry work experience, or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 2 years of industry work experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 6 plus years of High Speed SerDes validation.

  • 4 plus years of experience with PCIe and Ethernet protocols.

  • 4 plus years of experience with debug skills.

  • 4 plus years of hands-on experience with lab equipment including sampling scopes, BERT.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 plus years of experience in the following areas:

  • Networking Industry Reliability expectations and requirements.

  • Hardware components of Ethernet.

  • High-speed characterization principles.

  • TX, RX, PLL measurement requirements and methodologies.

  • Characterization of gigabit transceiver for 1-28Gbs for NRZ and 56-224Gbs PAM4 Coding.

  • Measure and characterize SerDes PHYs (PLL, CDR, Jitter Analysis and Jitter Tolerance)

  • The design and implementation of high speed SerDes

  • SerDes architecture sub-components such as CDR, PLL, etc.

  • Bench test equipment: high bandwidth sampling / real-time scopes, spectrum analyzers, BERT and TDR from major equipment vendors.

  • Test automation scripting for system boards and lab equipment.

  • Python and/or R Scripting Experience.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.



Other Locations

US, California, San Jose



Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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