Posted Aug 16

Nvidia is hiring a
Hardware Validation Engineer

US, CA, Santa Clara • US, CA, Santa Clara • 2 Locations
Full time

Our technology has no boundaries! Nvidia is building the world’s most groundbreaking and state of the art compute platforms for the world to use. It’s because of our work that scientists, researchers and engineers can advance their ideas. At its core, our visual computing technology not only enables an amazing computing experience, but it is also energy efficient! We pioneered a supercharged form of computing loved by the most demanding computer users in the world - scientists, designers, artists, and gamers. It’s not just technology though! It is our people, some of the brightest in the world, and our diverse company culture make NVIDIA one of the most fun, innovative and dynamic places to work in the world! At the center of NVIDIA's culture are our core values like innovation, excellence and determination and team, that guide us to be the best we can be.

We are looking for a Validation Engineer in the Datacenter Systems Engineering team. You'll work closely with board designers, Silicon Solutions and AE teams to validate and characterize the next generation of NVIDIA's datacenter modules. The ideal candidates are self motivated, very comfortable in a lab environment and demonstrate a passion towards product system level validation. They should have strong debug/circuit analysis fundamentals as well as automation and scripting experience. They must be capable of growing in fast paced environment with evolving product definitions.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Complete validation plans for GPU and CPU modules, and other peripheral cards that get integrated into NVIDIA's datacenter products.

  • Electrical and functional validation of power sensors, MCU, I2C, SPI, SMBUS and PCIe interfaces.

  • Evaluate design margins and quality across PVT corners.

  • Develop test plans for new features and improve existing plans.

  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to debug and resolve any HW/SW product issues.

  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts to improve validation speed and efficiency

  • Design diagnostic suites test plans for engineering builds.

What we need to see:

  • BSEE/BSCE or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of hands-on hardware/software debug experience.

  • Strong understanding of digital design, circuit design analysis and computer architecture.

  • Programming skills with experience in Python or other scripting languages (such as Perl, Shell).

  • Hands-on lab experience with board bringup, lab debug and lab tools (Logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, multimeters).

  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience with system level validation of CPU/GPU products.

  • Experience with BMC, server management processors.

  • DC/DC voltage regulator validation experience.

  • LSIO/HSIO validation experience.

The base salary range is $104,000 - $195,500. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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