Posted Aug 16

Nvidia is hiring a
Senior Silicon Validation Engineer

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

NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing. NVIDIA is a “learning machine” that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities that are hard to solve, that only we can tackle, and that matter to the world. This is our life’s work, to amplify human imagination and intelligence. Make the choice, join our diverse team today!

Working in the Silicon Solutions Engineering team, you will be responsible for validation & debugging of all current and future silicon at NVIDIA. Work as part of a team with logic design, circuit design, architects & board engineers to ensure successful product development with aggressive product cycles. The qualified candidate should be comfortable in a lab environment and should demonstrate a passion towards creation, execution and improvement of silicon validation plans.

What you will be doing:

  • Participate in silicon bringup & post-silicon validation of new silicon with the objective of driving it to mass production.

  • Develop new methodologies to improve the silicon validation process through automation and equipment enhancements.

  • Craft creative solutions and workarounds through lab experimentation and volume data analysis to ensure electrical compliance of high-speed analog blocks like SERDES, PLL, FLL.

  • Drive root-cause analysis efforts of hardware failures through lab experimentation and collaboration with Design teams within NVIDIA.

  • Support Application Engineering and Platform teams to resolve issues related but not limited to Signal and Power Integrity.

  • Drive design improvements for future product based on what is found in the lab.

What we need to see:

  • BS or MS degree in EE/CE or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in silicon bring-up and post silicon validation activities.

  • Strong EE fundamentals, power and signal integrity, analog blocks and computer architecture.

  • Proficient in the usage of electrical measurement tools such as oscilloscopes, BERTs & spectrum analyzers.

  • Strong data analysis skills. Prior experience working with volume data is a plus.

  • Validated hands-on lab experience with silicon bringup and lab debug.

  • Excellent problem solving, debugging, analysis and logical reasoning skills with examples to prove it

  • Understanding of PCB layout and high speed board design issues

  • Scripting skills (Python & JavaScript)

Ways to stand out above the crowd:

  • Deep understanding of technology and passionate about what you do

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills, specifically a shown ability to effectively guide and influence within a dynamic environment

  • Strive to be a standout colleague and be ready to work with global teams from diverse cultural backgrounds in a high energy environment

With competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We welcome you join our team with some of the most hard-working people in the world working together to promote rapid growth. Are you passionate about becoming a part of a best-in-class team supporting the latest in GPU and AI technology? If so, we want to hear from you.

The base salary range is $124,000 - $247,250. 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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