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