(6200-1039) Staff/Senior System Validation Lead

Job Title
(6200-1039) Staff/Senior System Validation Lead
Hardware Engineering (US)
Santa Clara, CA
Job Description

This is an exciting position providing the opportunity to lead PCB bring up, functional validation, lab management, and measurements of reference and validation PCBs for state-of-the-art Achronix FPGAs. The successful candidate will join the Hardware Engineering group in Santa Clara, California, and should be self-driven, constantly looking to set the bar higher, and a driver of excellence. This is a hands-on position and requires availability in the office five days per week.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • PCB bring-up for hardware validation
  • Develop FPGA-based design test cases, configure the FPGA with test cases, run tests on silicon, and check vital parameters
  • Debug system functionality issues in the lab
  • Lab measurements for functional and electrical system debug
  • Lab management including acquisition and setup of lab equipment, maintain lab inventory, manage lab equipment allocation, etc.
  • Study standard specifications of PCIe/DDR/GDDR/JEDEC and verify the functionalities on hardware
  • Provide feedback to the design team on electrical and functional issues
  • Participate in team meetings and occasionally with global teams spanning Hardware, Systems, Software Product Planning and Application Engineering


  • B.E. with Electronics/Electrical and 12+ years of overall experience or M.S. with 10+ years of experience
  • Hands-on experience designing FPGA-based test cases
  • Expertise in lab measurements and system-level debug
  • Experience working with PCIe/DDR/Ethernet/GDDR6 protocols
  • Experience with electrical test and characterization of silicon test chips in a laboratory environment
  • Thorough knowledge of oscilloscopes and other lab equipment
  • Understanding the chip, package, PCB design, and creating test plans for system validation accordingly
  • Experience reviewing PCB schematics and layout of high-speed interfaces
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work and communicate with global teams
  • Intrinsically driven, and always raising the bar
  • Ability to create solutions around high-level requirements
  • Thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, with a pro-active mindset
  • Works well with other team members and has a collaborative approach
  • Familiarity with power and signal integrity fundamentals

The compensation range for this position is $210,000–$230,000. Salary ranges dependent on experience and location.