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Validation Engineering Manager

Company: Silicon Labs
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

We are Silicon Labs. We are the leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. We hire the most innovative talent in the world to solve the industry's toughest problems, providing our customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Silicon Labs' software and mixed signal engineering teams create solutions for customers in diverse markets including the Internet of Things, (IoT), internet infrastructure, TV tuners, as well as automotive and consumer radios. Our solutions are in products from the market leaders in home automation, electric vehicles, green technology, smart TVs and home voice control automation. We take pride in our products and in our people, and that's one of the many reasons we continue to be awarded Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company by the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Why the position matters The next few years will be very exciting at Silicon Labs, driven in part by the explosive revenue growth and market position of the Timing division. Silicon Labs offers the industry's broadest Timing product portfolio of crystal oscillator, clock generator, clock buffer, and jitter attenuator products along with PCI Express (PCIe) clock generators and buffers. Our patented technology combines best-in-class frequency flexibility with the lowest jitter in the industry, delivering quick-turn, customized solutions that simplify board design, eliminate discrete components, and maximize system performance. The Role As Validation Engineering Manager on the Timing Team, you will be a key part of our new product introduction (NPI) cycle, which sees a product transition from its pre-silicon definition and design to its post-silicon validation and characterization in order to guarantee high quality products that meet the industry's highest performance demands. Our team is responsible for the datasheet performance specifications for timing products. The ability to validate and resolve issues related to performance in a timely manner is essential to our ability to continue to create world class products for our customers. Essential Functions --- Leads Timing validation staff to execute upon the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in design architecture reviews and provide DFT (Design-For-Test) requirements to IC design teams.
  • Develop and execut e validation test plans, simulat e and desig n evaluation boards, develop test software .
  • Post-silicon validation, testing, and debug of system and block functionality of timing ICs .
  • Work with design teams to isolate design errata, perform failure analysis, and verify design fixes .
  • Perform system-level verification prior to production release to identify problems .
  • Enable and/or perform silicon characterization and functional testing through the development of robust and reusable tests .
  • Maintain and analyze characterization data to ensure that the data matches design goals while also identifying potential problems in production .
  • Define, develop, and/or acquire software and/or hardware tools in support of silicon validation efforts .
  • Develop automation scripts to automate data collection, decrease data collection times, ensure repeatable measurements, and generate reports .
  • Data analysis. This involves post-processing the characterization data, conducting a detailed analysis (we use JMP for this purpose), and then reviewing the analyzed data with the IC design and marketing teams.
  • Delivery of datasheet specifications and characterization reports . This involves collaborating with our product test engineering team to assess full coverage of all device specifications . --- Provide mentorship and guidance to team members . --- Communicate technical information to senior members of the management team . --- Provide guidance, mentoring, and direct supervision to subordinates . --- Oversee interaction of team members with other disciplines (design, firmware, applications, and product and test engineering . ) --- Conduct annual performance reviews of direct reports . --- Recruit, select, develop, and motivate the best engineers to ensure the efficient operation of the function . --- Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determine how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s . ) --- Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Act as an advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Develop and administer schedules and performance requirements . What's in your toolbox?
    • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering and 8 years of related experience
    • Management experience of SW & HW engineering resources (3 years or more preferred)
    • Experience as a leader or member of a validation team will be considered a plus
    • Proven ability to effectively recruit, manage, and retain employees
    • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals and methodologies. Prior experience with PLLs and synthesizers as well as a solid understanding of jitter and its mechanisms is strongly desired.
    • Experience in the development of automated test systems using laboratory equipment
    • Knowledge of software programming tools and SW development
      • Proficiency in object-oriented programming (Visual Studio and .NET -preferred-, Python, etc.).
      • Proficiency with PCB design tools such as OrCAD, PADS PCB, Allegro, etc.
      • Proficiency in the use of data processing tools (JMP -preferred-, MATLAB , Minitab, etc.).
      • Excellent communication skills; comfortable explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences, including senior engineering leaders
      • Great medical (Choice of PPO or Consumer Driven Health Plan with HSA), dental & vision plans
      • Highly competitive salary
      • 401k plan with match and Roth plan option
      • Equity rewards (RSUs)
      • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
      • Life/AD&D and disability coverage
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • Adoption assistance
      • Additional benefit options (Commuter benefits, Legal benefits, Pet insurance)
      • Up to 25 days off per full year, (2 weeks of vacation, 1-week floating holidays, & 10 company holidays)
      • Charitable contribution match
      • Free downtown parking
      • Onsite gym
      • Monthly wellness offerings
      • Free snacks
      • Monthly company updates with our CEO We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You have been redirected to a Silicon Labs job page

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