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PDS Tech Inc Electrical Hardware Systems Validation Engineer in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Electrical Hardware Systems Validation Engineer in Cupertino, CA.

Summary:

  • Seeking an electrical engineer for MacBook Pro electrical & system integration and validation. The candidate will characterize, test, and debug the electrical subsystem of the world’s best professional notebook computers within a collaborative cross-functional team.

  • Our engineers rely on skills in computer system architecture, schematic design, digital and analog circuits, power and voltage regulator integration, high speed signal integrity concepts, PCB design, bring up and system level troubleshooting to surprise and delight millions of customers.

Core responsibilities:

  • Analyze component data sheets and electrical requirements. Use advanced lab tools such as 25 GHz oscilloscopes, network analyzers, and BERT scopes to judge the quality and robustness of electrical designs.

  • Evaluate proposed software or firmware changes to gauge their impact on hardware performance or bug resolution

  • Assist with system issue debug by reproducing reported failures and collecting logs, measurements, or protocol analyzer traces

  • Parsing and summarize data from large-scale factory experiments to judge design margins across a wide population of hardware

  • Characterize and validate System EE design

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant industry experience. High-volume consumer electronics system experience preferred.

  • BS in electrical or computer engineering required

  • Lab skills: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, electronic loads, probing techniques. Basic surface mount component solder rework ability

  • Experience with schematic and PCB physical design tools to interpret the design and locate physical probe points.

  • Experience with high-speed USB physical layer compliance testing is a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Command line interface experience and scripting skills are preferred

  • Specific deep expertise in several of the following areas is a plus: CPU or GPU microarchitecture, batteries, power management, analog design, audio, wireless, DisplayPort, PCIe, Thunderbolt, USB, SPI, I2C, UART, analog sensors, interconnect

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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