System Validation Engineer
Posted on 10/4/2023
INACTIVE
Astera Labs

201-500 employees

Semiconductor-based connectivity solutions for cloud-scale data
Company Overview
Astera Labs stands at the forefront of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions, specializing in the optimization of accelerated computing platforms for AI applications. Their pioneering products, based on PCIe, CXL, and Ethernet technologies, address the growing demand for efficient data processing, transfer, and storage in today's data centers. With a focus on enabling intelligent data infrastructure at cloud-scale, Astera Labs is a key player in supporting the vast majority of organizations investing in big data and AI initiatives.
Hardware

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$232.4M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

Santa Clara, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

14%

1 year growth

42%

2 year growth

181%
Locations
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
Altium
Python
Cadence Allegro
Linux/Unix
CategoriesNew
Hardware Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • 3+ years experience with SoC/silicon products for Server, Storage, and/or Networking applications
  • Basic understanding of x86/ARM architecture and UEFI/Linux boot sequence
  • Experience with high-speed protocols like CXL, PCIe, NVMe, or Ethernet
  • Experience with bench automation techniques, especially using Python
  • Experience with lab equipment including protocol analyzers, in-circuit debuggers, and CPU-based tool suites
Responsibilities
  • Develop and perform system validation tests using leading-edge Data Center equipment and scalable automation platforms
  • Formulate a comprehensive validation plan
  • Automate the testing of ICs and board products in a data-centric manner
  • Design experiments to root-cause unexpected behavior
  • Report results and specification compliance in an automated fashion
  • Work with key customers directly to understand their care-abouts and highlight the unique capabilities and performance of Astera Labs’ solutions
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • Experience with C or C++ for embedded FW and device drivers
  • Familiarity with CXL compliance standards and ability to follow and be involved in compliance consortiums
  • Knowledge of schematic capture and PCB layout tools from Cadence Allegro, Altium, etc.
  • Knowledge of simulation tools such as Keysight ADS, Mathworks QCD, etc. for IBIS-AMI analysis