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Microchip Technology, Inc.

Staff Validation Engineer - Wireless Solutions Group

Microchip Technology, Inc. - Chandler, AZ

As a senior member of the Wireless Solutions Group, the candidate will be responsible for validation and characterization of new products. This position is hardware, software, and lab analysis oriented. The candidate will assist junior engineers and lab technicians in data collection, lead process improvements, and develop/recommend new DFT methodologies. Perform data analysis, develop validation plans and reports, and represent the validation team throughout the product development process. The candidate must be a team player, self-motivated, possess good communication skills, able to work in a fast paced challenging environment, and work with cross-functional teams across different sites.

Job Requirements

Validate and perform characterization testing for our new 32-bit microcontrollers.

Develop test fixtures and device test programs to guarantee data sheet specifications.

Skilled use of standard lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, meters, power supplies, and other measurement instruments.

Work independently and provide technical direction for junior team members.

Interface with and support Design, Verification, Applications, Product & Test Engineering, Marketing, and other design organizations.

Develop validation requirements and validation test plans for both peripherals and full chip SOC operation based on device specifications and design requirements.

Validate and debug Silicon in support of product release.

Develop and improve automated validation bench setups and scripts.

Bring up validation test boards, bench setups, and independently collect data and debug issues.

Direct and/or make necessary changes to hardware boards and test setups to correct issues quickly and minimize the validation cycle time.

Extensive experience in post silicon validation, able to automate the validation process to reduce the overall validation cycle time.

BSEE with a minimum of 10 years of IC validation experience.

Solid experience validating microcontrollers , good knowledge of microcontroller architecture and preferably a working knowledge of MIPS architecture and instruction set.

Strong experience in C programming language and Assembly Language.

Strong experience in one or more scripting languages – Perl/Python/TCL/etc.

Solid understanding of Key Peripherals: USB, Ethernet, CAN, SPI, I2C, CAN, UART, TIMERS, etc.

Solid understanding of SOC infrastructure involving Power-Management, clock distribution, and emulation.

Excellent engineering documentation skills, verbal communication and presentation skills.

Well organized, methodical, and detail oriented.

A self-motivated team player who can work with various cross-functional groups across different sites

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Location: Chandler, AZ

Company Profile:
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. Microchip Technology Incorporated and all related affiliates (collectively, “Microchip”) share the global concern regarding the human tragedies occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the adjoining countries associated, in part, with the mining of columbite-tantalite (tantalum), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten), and gold (3TG). These minerals originate from various continents, but armed groups engaged in, or interfering with mining operations within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the adjoining countries (the Dodd-Frank “Covered Countries”) are subjecting people to human rights violations and using proceeds from the sale of these Conflict Minerals to finance and sustain regional conflicts. Microchip supports responsible mineral sourcing. We recognize the need to develop programs that allow for improved transparency in the 3TG supply chains. Our goal is to provide reasonable assurance that all integrated circuits manufactured by Microchip are DRC conflict free. In calendar year 2015, we made substantial progress toward that goal. We successfully removed smelters from our integrated circuits supply chain that were uncooperative with the CFSI Conflict Free Smelter Program. As of December 22, 2015, all smelters and refiners remaining in Microchip’s integrated circuits supply chain are listed on: the CFSI’s “compliant smelter” list, the CFSI’s “active smelter” list, or the TI-CMC’s “active smelter” list. Our independent due diligence research did not identify conflict minerals sourcing risk from the current “active smelters”. Should mineral sourcing risks be identified, they will be presented to our executive management for discussion and, as appropriate, action.