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As an Embedded Validation Engineer, You will be a valued member of the pre-silicon emulation/post-silicon validation team focused on bringing innovative Mixed Signal processing chips to market. Our high-performance chips enable an incredible mixed-signal experience with highly integrated, platform level functionality while delivering the lowest power consumption and highest efficiency.


  • Ability to think of test cases and customer usage model that may violate the assumptions of designers and systems engineers
  • Design and develop bare-metal firmware to support pre-silicon, post-silicon, test, infrastructure, boot, ROM, and characterization.
  • Actively participate in chip design and architecture reviews and identify areas of weakness in designs and recommend Design-for-Validation (DFV) hooks to improve validation coverage and efficiency
  • Architect and drive implementation of continuous improvements to validation infrastructure to enable improved validation efficiency and coverage
  • Develop automated test framework, regression test suites in Python to optimize validation efficiency
  • Develop and execute tests on the lab bench per the validation plan during pre-silicon and post-silicon phases of the product to ensure functionality and performance as per the datasheet
  • Debug analog/digital silicon issues, board issues and Validation software/hardware tools issues
  • Analyze test results and identify failures/defects using business intelligence tools such as Spotfire
  • Expand coverage across multiple devices and FW targets

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 7+ years of experience in related field OR MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 5+ years of experience
  • 5+ years working as a firmware, embedded systems, or application engineer for embedded SoCs including experience with microprocessors, microcontrollers, DMAs, and communications peripherals.
  • Excellent Embedded SW programming skills including Python, C or C++
  • Knowledge of ARM, 8051, x86, or DSP processors and embedded system architectures
  • Expertise in Validation automation and scripting/programming languages such as C, Python or similar
  • Solid hands-on experience in lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, audio analyzers, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers for measurement and debugging issues
  • Advanced electrical engineering knowledge in analog, digital, power electronics or audio engineering. This includes mixed signal building blocks such as ADC, DAC, PLLs, amplifiers, signal processing and measurement, IC control/communication protocols
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail are highly valued as you will need to understand silicon, board and software interactions
  • Highly dynamic, energetic and driven personality with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work across functional groups and organization

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Some ARM assembly experience
  • Knowledge of ARM application processors and Keil development environment using ETM debuggers
  • Experience programming DSPs with fixed-point C or assembly for efficient implementations
  • Demonstrated aptitude in system understanding of various industry interface standards such as I2C, SPI, USB, I2S, TDM or high-speed control/data bus as examples