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Silicon Validation Engineer, Sr I

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Category: Engineering Hire Type: Employee
Job ID 46674BR Date posted 10/15/2023

Come and be part of a collaborative team environment that innovates and develops the latest IP solutions that enable the way the world designs. As a SERDES Silicon Validation Engineer working in a lab environment, you will be responsible for product qualification and compliance to supported standards/specifications. You will be part of an R&D team developing high speed SerDes PHYs. We are looking for an engineer with theoretical knowledge and practical experience to contribute to the team. Our R&D test lab contains high speed equipment such as: 224Gb/s capable BERTs, 70 GHz Oscilloscopes, 80GHz Sampling Scopes, 67 GHz Network analyzer and 50 GHz TDR for SERDES test and debug.


  • Work with a cross functional design team of analog designers, systems designers, application engineers, and customers to resolve problems and demonstrate product performance;
  • Analyze and explain circuit behavior and circuit limitations in a testing and characterization environment;
  • Define test requirements and methodologies to validate silicon under test against target specifications.
  • Research and specify test equipment and components to support defined test plans and methodologies.
  • Running characterization tests and creating test reports;
  • Creating test boards and hardware solutions to support product validation;
  • Writing software/scripts to automate tests and part control for product testing
  • Debugging of electronic circuits; investigating product nonconformance.


  • A Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics engineering or in an appropriate related engineering discipline with 5 years related experience in test engineering
  • Analog IC circuit knowledge
  • Software programming experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Matlab and digital design
  • Debugging skills
  • PAM4 signaling, test and debug background
  • Experience with IC Test and Validation of Mixed Signal, ADC/DAC and SerDes test circuits
  • Experience with high speed test equipment including 70GHz oscilloscopes, 67GHz network analyzer, and High Speed BERTs for SerDes test and debug

Other assets include:

  • PCB design knowledge
  • SI/PI knowledge
  • Experience with tools for schematic entry, and SPICE simulation
  • Data analysis, data mining

At Synopsys, we’re at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we’re powering it all with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

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