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System Validation Engineer

Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 14196

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:

Come and join the R&D Lab in Super Micro Computer. We strive to ensure our product quality and reliability meet the Super Micro Standards! We are looking for a System Validation Engineer who is full of passion and is always willing to improve. You will be the subject matter expert and will manage system environmental and reliability validations during the server product development cycles. Following the disciplined problem solving process, you will be responsible for managing, processing and analyzing data from the fields or lab environment, for helping to conduct failure analysis and track the improvement progress.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

• Manages standard system environmental and reliability validations during the product development cycles. These may include, but be not limited to, ensuring validation BOM check and preliminary thermal and power requirements, baseline form, fit and functional check, setting up and conducting the validations, reporting and tracking issues during the validation process, and documenting test report and lessons learned.

• May need to review, revise and create validation processes and test plans according to different system requirements and risk factors for validation items. These may include, but be not limited to, power system four corner test, thermal and humidity cycling tests, power cycling tests, shock and vibration tests, HALT and altitude tests, and reliability demonstration tests.

• Follows the 8D problem solving process. Collects and examines data from the fields or lab database, helps to conduct root cause failure analyses and to implement corrective actions and track progress, and documents the lessons learned.

• Works with internal and external cross-functional teams to improve product quality and reliability.

• Manages validation or field evidences, such as system messages and log files, performs Excel statistical data analyses and maintains field and lab database.

• Drafts ISO documents such as Work Instruction Procedures (WIP) and Standard Operating procedures (SOP), quality checks, checklist and business process documentation of the Lab.

• Continuously monitors and streamlines the working process.

• Performs other work as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering disciplines required with strong software capability. Master preferred.

• Familiar with Linux-based operating system environment.

• At least 3 years of computer system and component hardware testing experience. Experiences in server systems, personal computers, IOT and embedded systems preferred.

• At least 3 years of data analysis experience using Excel Analysis ToolPak. Experience in Pivot Tables/Charts a plus.

• Experience leading initiatives in cross-functional environment.

• Knowledge of industry quality and reliability standards/requirements (e.g. NEBS GR-63-CORE, IEC 60068 Part 2 and MIL-STD-810).

• Must have good working spirit and attitude with team.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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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