Systems Engineer

Astera Labs

Taipei, TW / Shanghai, CN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 03/29/2021
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About Astera Labs

Astera Labs, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, develops purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems. The company’s product portfolio includes system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs), boards, and services to enable robust PCIe connectivity.

Job Description

Astera Labs Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company who is a leader in developing purpose-built connectivity solutions that remove performance bottlenecks in compute-intensive workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. To support rapid international business growth, we are hiring a Systems Engineer who has deep knowledge of the PCIe LTSSM, experience performing interoperability testing, and experience working hands-on with customers debugging issues in a lab environment.

Job Description:
As an Astera Labs System Engineer, you will need to have a deep understanding of the PCIe LTSSM and a demonstrated ability to learn SoC Architectures at a functional block level. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with next-generation server board platforms to perform interoperability testing with customer’s PCIe Gen-4 and Gen-5 cards. You will become an expert on Astera Labs products and lead interoperability testing in Asia and work closely with the US engineering team.

Basic qualifications:
• BS in electrical engineering. Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing complex SoC/silicon products for Server, Storage, and/or Networking applications.
• Deep understanding of PCIe LTSSM
• Demonstrate thorough understanding of SoC Architecture, including embedded microcontroller SoCs
• Ability to quickly learn Astera Labs’ Retimer product architecture and perform interoperability testing
• Fluent in Mandarin and English
• Entrepreneurial, open-mind behavior and can-do attitude. Think and act with the customer in mind!

Required experience:
• Hands-on, thorough knowledge of high-speed protocols like PCIe, Ethernet, DDR, NVMe, USB, etc.
• Silicon/System bring-up and debug experience in customer systems.
• Experience with lab equipment including protocol analyzers and oscilloscopes.
• A strong background in high-speed board design techniques, and understanding of Data Center systems like Servers, JBOGs/JBODs, Networking switches/routers etc.
• Firmware development with C-language, scripting with Python or other equivalent programming languages.
• Development/support for PCIe or Ethernet Switch products.
• Knowledge of simulation/modeling, schematic capture, and PCB layout tools from Cadence, Altium and others etc.
• Knowledge of simulation tools such as Keysight ADS, Mathworks QCD, etc. for IBIS-AMI analysis.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.