Product Applications Engineer

Astera Labs

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 06/20/2021
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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.,a leader in purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems, is seeking a Product Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA with experience supporting the development and designing inofsemiconductor products for high-speed communication protocols like PCIe, Ethernet, Infiniband, DDR, NVMe, USB, etc.

Job Description:

As an Astera Labs Product Application Engineer, you will be part of a team thatdesigns-in and supportsAstera Labs’ portfolio of connectivity productsin theworld’s leading cloud service providers, server and network OEMs. In this role, you will need to provide technical guidanceto customers to overcome design challenges, generate collateral for existing and new products, and drive innovation by providing insightful feedback to other internal teams to continuously improve products and processes.There are opportunities to supportkey customers directly, and also to dive deep in the lab to address the challenges associated with leading edge semiconductor products.


•Strong academic and technical background in electrical engineering. At minimum,a Bachelor’s in EEis required, Master’sis preferred.
•Minimum of 3years’experience working with Cloud service providers and server OEM customers to design in complex SoC/silicon products for Server, Storage, and/or Networking applications.
•Entrepreneurial, open-mind behavior and can-do attitude. Think and act with the customer in mind!

Required experience:

•Hands-on, thorough knowledge of NRZ/PAM4 SerDes-based protocols like PCIe, Ethernet (25G and above), etc. and/or memory interfaces such as (LP)DDR5/4/3.
•Silicon/System bring-up and debug experience in customer systems.
•Firsthand experience with lab equipment including protocol analyzers and high-speed oscilloscopes.
•A strong background in high-speed board design techniques, and understanding of Data Center systems like Servers, JBOGs/JBODs, Networking switches/routers etc.
•Technical writing skills to generate clear, precise documentation including datasheets, application notes, and similar guides for internal and customer-facing audiences

Preferred experience:

•Development/support for PCIe or Ethernet Switch products.
•Working with silicon characterization/validation teams to ensure device performance is readily achievable in customer systems
•Firmware development with C-language, scripting with Python or other equivalent programming languages.
•Knowledge of simulation/modeling, schematic capture, and PCB layout tools from Cadence, Altium and others.
•Knowledge of simulation tools such as Keysight ADS, SiSoft QCD, etc. for IBIS-AMI analysis.

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