Sr. Hardware Design Engineer

Date: Feb 11, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 22196

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:

As a global leader for networking solution innovation, Super Micro Computer's mission is to develop and provide the market with end-to end computing solution and high performance networking products. The candidate will play a key role in the development process of in-house server motherboards, by working collaboratively with cross-functional engineering team as well as outside partners to ensure the robust design of the boards. As a Sr. Hardware Design Engineer, you are expected to be self-motivated and possess a strong will to do great things, with result-driven mindset to develop the most competitive and endurance board products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

• Responsible for schematics capture, layout checking, BOM generating, and debugging and testing of server motherboards / add-on cards / backplane products

• Collaborate with layout engineers, validation engineers, software engineers, firmware engineers, product engineers and other teams to discover and solve any engineering issues in early stage to ensure and enhance the quality of the products

• Prepare technical documentation including product specifications, layout instructions, test procedures, etc.

• Accomplish the products to conform to engineering specifications, EMC and energy regulations, and customer performance expectations

• Provide the clear documents and strong technical supports to the contract manufacturers and production department during the product sample and production stages


• Master's degree in electrical engineering with 6 years or Bachelor with 8 years of experience working with x86 server / workstation boards is preferred

• Deep understanding of x86 architecture; Comprehensive knowledge on the PCB layout, debugging tools and software, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc.

• In-depth knowledge of PCB layout, OrCAD/Allegro tools, circuit design, and PCB structure

• Knowledge of high speed circuit design and voltage regular circuit design

• Familiar with digital scope and high speed bus measurement

• Excellent organizational skills, problem solving capability, and strong ability to adopt and learn new notion and technologies

• Self-motivated and enthusiastic on working in fast-paced environment

Salary Range

$130,000 - $179,000 

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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