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Title:  Senior Staff SerDes Validation Engineer


Ottawa, CA

Job Function:  Hardware (Digital)

Company Overview


Renesas is a global semiconductor company providing hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, and has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center, and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.


Job description

We are building a new team to validate PCI express ASICs. You will be responsible for electrical validation of these devices. Other team members will focus on protocol validation and S/W tool development. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the dominant interconnect technology used in data centres and automotive markets.


We are looking for a hardware engineer who can demonstrate the ability to quickly acquire new knowledge, and successfully accomplish high-level goals with minimal oversight. You should be able demonstrate from your experience, a working knowledge of hardware development and validation processes such as:

•    Developing and executing test plans
•    Determining test equipment needs 
•    Determining appropriate test set ups for silicon characterization and compliance testing 
•    Characterization of high speed transmitter (32G NRZ)
•    Tx Jitter performance uncorrelated TJ, RJ, PWJ. 
•    Characterization of high speed receiver (32G NRZ)
•    BER under worst case  channel loss and eye opening  
•    Determining channel loss S-parameters  
•    Developing debug tools as needed
•    Working with cross functional teams 




The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience and knowledge of the following:

•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
•    SerDes architecture and principle of operation, i.e. CDR, CTLE, DFE, FFE, etc. 
•    High speed PCB design and layout
•    High speed probing
•    Debug of high speed SerDes, silicon bring-up
•    Cabling and connectors for high speed
•    Python programing, MATLAB
•    Signal integrity, modeling, simulations, insertion loss, return loss 
•    PCI express electrical and phy logical specifications 
•    PCI express compliance testing 




• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering


Renesas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Renesas is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.#LI-ED1