Silicon Validation Engineer, DDR Memory

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200451991
In this highly visible role, you will perform lab characterization and validation of various analog & mixed signal embedded circuits; and collaborate with multi-functional teams to launch the world's most premiere mobile SoC’s. At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people’s lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a forward-thinking and especially motivated Analog Mixed Signal IP Silicon Validation Engineer! As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the rare and great opportunity to work on upcoming products that will delight and encourage millions of Apple’s customers every day!


You will be part of a small team responsible for: Bench test, bring-up, debug, and characterization of DDR Memory for SoC’s Development of benchtop electrical tests exercising on-chip circuitry through a combination of FPGA, JTAG, SPI, and analog interfaces Drafting & Execution of scripts to automate tests, extract results, and generate reports using database and analytical tools Generating reports for characterization and/or debugging to provide design feedback In-system PI/SI measurements for correlation with simulation models Collaborating with cross functional teams including Design, System HW, and SW Supporting ATE and Product Engineering for Inter-operability tests

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in DDR Memory test development, debug, and characterization
  • Familiar with JEDEC Specifications at Electrical & Protocol levels
  • Strong fundamental understanding of DDR PHY circuitry in DLLs, I/O, and Calibration
  • Familiar with signal integrity concepts in probing memory bus signals
  • Proficient in lab instruments such as Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, Pattern Generator, Logic Analyzer, etc., with good understanding of their working principles
  • Experienced in scripting language, Python preferred, to automate test and analyze data
  • Diligent & Emphasis on quality of results
  • Initiative in taking ownership & responsibility to drive deliverables
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands-on lab experience including soldering/instrumenting systems is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree required plus a minimum 10 years of experience or equivalent

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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