Senior HW Engineer

Reports to

Manager, SerDes Application


Pavia, PV, ITALY

Position Description

As a Senior Haredware (HW) Engineer for the SerDes team in Pavia, Italy you will be joining a growing team re responsible for the Hardware and Firmware algorithm testing and validation of the physical layer of high frequency SerDes systems. As a product expert you will be also responsible to define testing architecture, directly support the development team during debug phase.

Responsibilities of the Senior HW Engineer Include:

Validate the key Analog and DSP based SerDes blocks: PLL, ADC/DAC, equalizer and driver
Develop bench level silicon validation test plans, execute the test plans, and generate appropriate test reports
Develop test HW (boards, low frequency interfaces, support outsourced HW dev)
Responsible for script development (knowledge of Excel VBA, Python, and/or C/C++ is a plus) to automate testing.
Create protocol specific use models and perform protocol specific compliance test
Develop firmware functions for the PHY
Design/simulate/bring-up characterization and evaluation boards
Work closely with the development teams to assist in the bring-up phase
Author application collaterals like user guides, data sheets and HW manuals
Author characterization report and datasheet quality document


Experience requirements Include:

BSEE or equivalent, MSEE desired (Engineering, Physic, Math, Communication)
5+ years of experience as design/system/applications engineer
Working experience on semiconductor chip test and measurements
Expertise in high speed data link will be considered as a plus
System/hardware debug and characterization experience
Working knowledge of lab equipment (High speed oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, PNA…)
Familiarity with high speed PCB layout, signal integrity, assembly and manufacturing.

Characteristics being sought include:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department and leads projects
Ability to function independently while maintaining strong team-work and collaborative approach
Fluent Italian, Very good spoken and written English required.
Only those who meet the qualifications described herein will be considered.

Candidate must be eligible to work in Italy without restrictions.