Posted Aug 16

Nvidia is hiring a
Senior Systems Validation Engineer, High Speed IO

US, CA, Santa Clara • US, OR, Hillsboro • 3 Locations • 5 Locations
Full time

Widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers, NVIDIA is an industry leader with groundbreaking developments in High-Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Visualization. The GPU, our invention, serves as the visual cortex of modern computers and is at the heart of our products and services. Our work opens up new universes to explore, enables outstanding creativity and discovery and powers what were once science fiction inventions from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars!

We are now looking for a hardworking Senior Systems Validation Engineer to join the DataCenter Systems Engineering Group for High Speed IO validation. Working in the Systems validation Engineering team, you will be responsible for validation & debug of all current and future designs at NVIDIA. Work as part of a team with board design, circuit design, architects, silicon validation and partners 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 system validation plans.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate in system validation of new datacenter products with the objective of driving product to mass production.

  • Maintenance of overall validation plan for HSIOs. Develop new methodologies to improve the system validation process.

  • Interface characterization to ensure electrical compliance to industry standards (PCIe, USB, Infiniband/Ethernet and other high-speed SerDes interfaces)

  • Functional stress testing and stability improvement.

  • Driving root-causes analysis efforts of hardware failures through lab experimentation and collaboration with other teams within NVIDIA.

  • Resolving system and board issues related to signal integrity.

  • Supporting Application Engineering to resolve customer issues.

  • Drive design and methodology 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.

  • 10+ yrs of relevant industry experience.

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

  • Deep knowledge in system bring-up of high-speed serial links, lab testing, and defining equipment needs.

  • Good knowledge of signal integrity simulations, high speed signal measurement and SerDes designs.

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

  • Knowledge of link jitter budget for high-speed serial links and key block level requirements.

  • Familiar in debugging platform level boards /systems for high speed SerDes.

  • Basic understanding of PCB layout and high speed board design issues.

  • Basic scripting skills (Python,Perl & Shell) to automate validation effort.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Deep understanding of SerDes technology and passionate about what you do.

  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, with an ability to effectively guide and influence.

  • Be a team-player who is ready to work with global teams from diverse cultural backgrounds a high energy environment.

  • Experience with PAM4 and Optical interfaces.

NVIDIA offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. We have some of the most forward-thinking and talented people in the world working for us. If you're creative and autonomous, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is $152,000 - $287,500. 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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