Validation Engineer

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  • Offer Excellent remuneration
  • Job category Engineering, Energie
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8398300
  • Location Hamburg
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry High Tech

About this vacancy

In this role, you will own and execute on the post silicon validation and characterization test plans across Process, Voltage and Temperature (PVT), debug various issues encountered along the way (setup artifacts, test code, logic bugs, physical design debugs, etc.

Job description

Tasks will include:

  • Understanding new chip features and being able to define test plan to cover it’s functionality.
  • Implementing test plan, and validate on pre-silicon platform
  • Be the first line of defense when failure occurs to isolate (setup, code, artifacts, silicon issues, logic/physical, identify blocks, etc.).
  • Once isolated, working with domain experts to define debugs and come up with a root cause. Assisting in driving a fix.
  • Maintain and create automation scripts/flows for self-consumption as well as others.
  • Able to summarize debugs/findings in clear and crisp way.
  • As part of Silicon Validation Team, you will focus on silicon validation, debug and root cause related to anomalous behaviors using system work-loads. (circuit marginalities, process-design interactions, logic bugs)


The electronics industry is being driven by four mega trends that are helping shape our society: Energy Efficiency, Connected Devices, Security and Health. Connecting to these trends and enabling Secure Connections for a Smarter World, NXP Semiconductors N.V. creates solutions that enable Secure Connections for a Smarter World. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the application areas Connected Car, Security, Portable & Wearable and Internet of Things. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014. Find out more at Additional information can be found by visiting


You will be employed by YER and seconded to NXP. YER offers competitive compensation. A, more than, comfortable package will be provided to the suitable candidate. If necessary YER will arrange a valid VISA for you and your family as offer guidance towards settling in The Netherlands. Depending on experience and education higher remuneration is possible. Moreover, we provide attractive benefits to our employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class

Candidate profile


  • BS/MS in EE or Computer Engineering


  • Exposures to post-Silicon validation, silicon bringup, testing/debug/root cause.

Key qualifications

  • Strong system level understanding of CPU/SoC architecture, Memories (Flash, RAM).
  • Comfortable working primarily in a lab environment
  • Strong C/C++ skills, experience in low-level drivers development
  • Strong scripting skills in one of the major languages: eg. Perl, python, Tcl, bash
  • Good experimental technique, techniques of problem localization and root-cause
  • Hands-on experience in lab, and familiar with lab equipment

Nice-to-haves (in at least one and preferably several)

  • Design verification background (correlating SW signatures to block level tests).
  • Design verification background (correlating SW signatures to block level tests).
  • FW development in low-level layers (clock, power initialization, memory test development, performance measurements)
  • Post silicon logic debug background, analyzing test logs, and implement SW hooks, for debug purposes, and as external reference points to lab equipment
  • Good understanding of boot process, boot-loaders, embedded software, micro-kernel and able to tweak system tests
  • Good IP knowledge
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