Hardware Validation Engineer

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 22328

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Supermicro Server Lab team is looking for a talented Hardware Validation Engineer to perform testing for board level and system level electrical validation. The candidate will be working closely with HW design engineer for design and BIOS team to optimization and debugging for motherboard and system design. The candidate will record and deliver specific characterization report based on the issues in software/hardware for in-house products, and drive to resolve any board level and system level design issue. The position is based in San Jose, California.


Welcome talent engineer who is full of passion, good communication skill and always willing to learn. Detail oriented, responsible and dedicated attitude, and an outstanding personality are traits highly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Perform motherboard, system, and other server component validation testing
  • Conduct functionality testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, stress and reliability testing
  • In-depth working knowledge of SATA, SAS/SCSI, or PCIe protocols is required
  • Experience in developing or testing complex high-performance server systems
  • Experience with different Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, VMware, Mac)
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and lead engineers/teams, as required, to root-cause and recommendation of corrective actions
  • Conceptualize, plan and execute the design and development of cooling solutions for server platforms


  • BS in EE or CE and 1+ years of system engineering or equivalent experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge on the PCB Schematic and layout, debugging tools and software, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc.
  • Knowledge of server high speed I/O bus protocol, electrical circuit design, signal integrity technologies
  • Ability to work in a challenging, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with the ability to identify and escalate issues in a timely manner, and be proactive in driving solutions
  • Strong technical communication skills to lead investigations with engineers of multiple disciplines

Salary Range

$78,000 - $142,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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