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Hardware Validation Engineer

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 10719
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:

Super Micro is seeking a Hardware validation engineer. The position will be responsible for board level design engineering, validations and debugging of server, storage, blade and workstation products. You will be collaborate with R&D engineering team to ensure the products quality by running various functional tests with complex lab tools. Discover and resolve hardware related issues collaboratively. Detail oriented, responsible and dedicated attitude are highly preferred. This position will be based in our headquarters located in San Jose, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

• Perform motherboard power related validation, debugging and analyzing.
• Bring-up, debug and validate power circuitry on prototype hardware
• Report issues into bug tracking systems and debug issues with designers and vendors.
• Conduct analysis and evaluation on the schematic and layout for design improvement
• Support hardware teams to find root cause for the power design details, including CPU/Memory and other power rails components performance.
• Support internal and external quality issues and drive to issue resolution
• Work with vendors to tune power components and capabilities on various products.
• Maintain and improve validation test report, plans and test instructions.


•  BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, or Engineer related discipline.
•  EE fundamentals knowledge.
•  Experience using lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, isolated probes, electronic loads is preferred.
•  Experience with board-level power circuits knowledge is a plus.
•  Knowledge and experience of power component validation and debug is a plus
•  Strong organizational, problem solving, solid communication skills in both verbal and written.
•  Must to have good working spirit and attitude with cross functional team.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms

• Lift, carry, push and pull in excess of 25 pounds

• Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and balance

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

• Office, lab or warehouse environment setting shared with other staff members.

• Wet humid conditions, extreme heat or cold (weather), outdoor weather conditions.

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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