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Hardware Validation Engineer

Company: Apple US Corp
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummarySummaryPosted: Apr 1, 2021 Role Number:200222290Can you imagine what you could accomplish here? At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly! Are you ready to bring your passion and dedication to your next challenging career adventure?The Infrastructure Services (IS) Hardware Development Team is seeking a person who is a high energy and self guided hardware validation engineer to develop, implement, and execute hardware validation plans for Apple's next generation Hyperscale and Storage Server platforms. As a key member of our hardware validation team, you will have the unique and exciting opportunity to own validation, review, and debug for the customized platforms that fit within Apple's future application and datacenter environments. These platforms are the bedrock of the internet services that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every day!We need a hardworking person who will have validated proficiency in testing Intel and/or AMD based server and storage hardware systems. We need you to understand server architecture and be capable of developing low level test plans to validate the primary system buses (CPU, DIMM, PCIe, SATA, Ethernet, I2C, etc) from a functional, performance and error handling ability. We will require you to formulate and run tests that ensure all hardware features are functional and operate as crafted.The candidate will also have tried and true leadership and technical competence in driving HW debug efforts throughout the server development phases where multiple issues are being concurrently investigated. We need someone who is able to prioritize issues and work across the various design subject areas (Electrical, Firmware, Mechanical, Thermal, Power, etc). The candidate must be a strong communicator and leader and must have experience working with global teams and ODMs.Key QualificationsExperience with I/O and VR validation, including PCIe, SATA, DDR, USB, I2C, and SPIUnderstanding of transmission-line theory, signal integrity, and high-speed circuit designsExperience performing system testing: four corner testing, stress testing, performance testing, etc.Experience performing PCB schematics and layouts to ensure specification complianceExperience with server hardware bring up, debug and troubleshootingExperience using high speed Logic Analyzers and Oscilloscopes, TDR/VNAs, Power Meters, etc.Experience with Linux operating system and basic scriptingExperience identifying, developing, and using stress tools and benchmarks to evaluate system behavior and identify patterns and test cases that rapidly expose design flawsExperience working in both ODM and OEM environmentsExcellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to summarize/coordinate sophisticated data and present it clearlyAble to work alone and as a team on preparing, implementing, and maintaining validation test plans and proceduresExperience collaborating with multi-functional teams and external vendors to achieve and deliver resultsAbility to think creatively, problem seek, and innovateValidated ability to work under high pressure and comfortable working in a dynamic environmentDescriptionValidation Engineer for the Hardware teamCreate and execute the HW val plans for hardware platforms and componentsDrive ODMs and vendors to handle validations of all aspects of the IS hardware platformsReview and audit validation reports to ensure alignment to specificationsPerform board level and system level validation to identify any issues or weaknesses in designWork closely with electrical, firmware, and system engineers to debug, root cause and resolve issuesPerform PCB schematic and layout reviews to catch issues prior to board releaseMaintain familiarity with industry technology and identify equipment, tools, and capabilities required to support validation of new technologyEngage with partnering teams to smoothly transition systems from development into productionCommunicate and execute to validation schedules to meet program targetsEducation & ExperienceBS Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.Additional Requirements

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