Validation Engineer / Senior Validation Engineer
Microchip Technology
Manila, PH
5d ago

Job Description :

As a team member of the Wireless Solutions Group, the candidate will be responsible for validation and characterization of future 32-bit microcontroller based Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products.

This position is hardware, software, and lab analysis oriented. The candidate will actively participate in data collection and analysis, develop validation plans and reports, and represent the validation team throughout the product development process.

Additional responsibilities includes assisting junior engineers in data collection, assisting in critical debug activities, and leading process improvements.

The candidate must be a team player, self-motivated, possess good communication skills, able to work in a fast paced challenging environment, and work with cross-functional teams across different sites.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Validate and perform characterization testing for our new 32-bit microcontrollers
  • Develop validation requirements and validation test plans for both peripherals and full chip SOC operation based on device specifications and design requirements
  • Develop and improve automated validation bench setups and scripts
  • Bring up validation test boards, bench setups, and independently collect data and debug issues
  • Develop test fixtures and device test programs to guarantee data sheet specifications
  • Validate and debug Silicon in support of product release
  • Extensive experience in post silicon validation, able to automate the validation process to reduce the overall validation cycle time
  • Direct and / or make necessary changes to hardware boards and test setups to correct issues quickly and minimize the validation cycle time
  • Skilled use of standard lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, meters, power supplies, and other measurement instruments
  • Interface with and support Design, Verification, Applications, Product & Test Engineering, Marketing, and other design organizations
  • Work independently and provide technical direction for junior team members
  • Required Skills :

  • 2 to 7 years’ experience in post-silicon validation of digital IPs and SoCs
  • Strong experience in Embedded C’ programming language
  • Experience in one or more scripting languages Perl / Python / TCL and in assembly language is preferred
  • Solid understanding of Key Peripherals : SPI, I2C, UART, TIMERS, Ethernet, CAN etc.
  • Must have experience in validation plan creation, developing test suite for modules based on design specifications
  • Solid experience validating microcontrollers, good knowledge of microcontroller architecture and preferably a working knowledge of MIPS architecture and instruction set
  • Understanding of SoC infrastructure involving Power-Management, clock distribution, and emulation is preferred
  • Excellent engineering documentation skills, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Well organized, methodical, and detail oriented
  • Should be a fast learner, able to handle tasks independently
  • A self-motivated team player who can work with various cross-functional groups across different sites
  • BSEE / BSCE minimum, MSEE / MSCE preferred from an accredited engineering school
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