Post-Silicon Validation Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, United States


Description

Ventana Micro Systems is at the forefront of the two hottest trends that are revolutionizing the semiconductor industry: RISC-V and Chiplet Architecture. Check out our CEO talking with global tech analyst Patrick Moorhead about how Ventana combines the extensibility of RISC-V with chiplet technology to create customer-driven innovation for best-in-class solutions for the data center.

Ventana is well-funded and backed by some of the largest strategic investors in the industry with the goal of building best-in-class CPU cores for cloud, enterprise, 5G, and Edge computing. We invite you to join the revolution and contribute to one of the Hottest Semiconductor startups in the industry.

Level: Staff/ Senior Staff/ Principal, Multiple Openings

Locations: Pune, Bangalore & San Francisco Bay Area

Position: Full time with immediate start

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience in post-silicon validation in the areas of CPU and SoC

Hands-on experience with bring-up and validation of the following:

  • CPU Fmax, frequency characterization etc.
  • High-speed system peripherals including PCIe Gen 4/5, DDR4/DDR5, LPDDR4x, JEDEC compliance testing, PCIe compliance testing etc.
  • Low-speed SoC peripherals including i2c, SPI, UART, GPIOs, voltage regulators, EEPROMs, flash devices etc.
  • SoC power management, control and power measurements including leakage, standby, dynamic, Turbo mode support, DVFS etc.
  • JTAG based debuggers like OpenOCD and such
  • Experience with programming in C/C++, writing validation test cases for various SoC peripherals, Linux shell scripting, Linux applications and tools, bootloaders (preferably U-Boot), UEFI BIOS experience and low-level embedded firmware development
  • Hands-on experience building a validation lab with test benches, power, internet, test equipment and more
  • Hands-on experience with board bring-up, hardware and software debugging experience and BSP delivery
  • Bench automation, PVT, and volume characterization to improve product quality, analyze test results and identify potential issues, debug and root cause any silicon issues to improve quality and performance of circuits, hard and soft IPs
  • Familiarity with Linux kernel internals, device drivers for multi-core SoCs, Linux networking, PCIe sub-systems, Linux distros like Ubuntu and more

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of CPU architecture, ARM or X86
  • Experience with characterization of high-speed and low-speed SoC interfaces
  • Knowledge of FPGA based prototype platforms, using high speed test probes, PCIe analyzers and testers, DDR probes etc.
  • Knowledge of Linux power management, Linux Reliability-Availability-Serviceability (RAS) framework, Linux Storage stack
  • Experience working in multi-core, multi-process/thread environment

EEOE

Ventana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and uphold an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

COVID-19

Ventana encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted, if eligible) against COVID-19. We do require Proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative PCR test) to work in the office or meet with customers/ business partners.

NOTICE: External Recruiters/ Staffing Agencies:

Ventana Micro instructs agencies not to engage with its employees to present candidates. Employees are not authorized to enter into any agreement regarding the placement of candidates. All unsolicited resumes received as gratuitous submissions. We reserve the right to directly contact any candidate speculatively submitted by a third party. Such contact will not constitute acceptance of any contractual arrangement between Ventana and the agency, and Ventana will not be liable for any fees should it choose to engage the candidate’s services. All external recruiters and staffing agencies are required to have a valid contract executed by Ventana’s CFO.

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