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Lab Validation Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 149044 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


As a Lab Validation Engineer you will be a lead voice of concern and praise for Micron’s newest memory designs. In this role, you will develop and hone your technical skills including programming, data analysis, part debug and process. Your technical expertise will be sought after as you become a spec measurement authority. You will take part in defining new specifications for memory technologies. Be challenged to develop innovative methods for taking measurements that elude others in the Memory industry. You will lead technical discussions with other, worldwide Memory technical leaders, as you communicate your findings. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and able to self-direct.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • HS signal characterization on the newest generation (DDR5) memory technologies
  • Work with product engineering and signal integrity engineers to develop methodology for characterizing Rx/Tx Jitter, Stressed Eye, and related measurements.
  • Work with lab equipment (high bandwidth oscilloscope, BERT, automated switch boxes, and programmable supplies) to build a capable test environment
  • Automate data collection and analysis
  • Continuous development and refinement of HS signal characterization methodologies and tooling
  • Develop domain expertise and serve as a primary contact for HS signal characterization within Micron and in communication with external collaborators


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with Shell Scripts (Perl, Unix, Batch, Python, etc.).
  • Experience with Automated Test Equipment (Nextest, Taradyne, Advantest, Verigy, etc.).
  • Experience with lab equipment (Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies, Signal Generators, etc...)
  • Basic understanding of memory architectures.
  • Course work in any of the following (Semiconductor Device Physics, VLSI, Microelectronics, Computer Architecture, Statistics).
  • Familiarity with object oriented programming concepts. C++ concepts even better.
  • Can pick up new concepts quickly.
  • IO Functionality
  • Ability to set direction on how to take new measurements.
  • Offer input into new specification definitions
  • Understanding Jitter components, Decision Feedback Equalization, Tx/Rx,
  • Signal integrity, coupling vs. Interstitial Interference (reflection).
  • Statistical concepts.
  • Ability actually read the manuals/specifications. Educate yourself.
  • Have a vision how to implement automating data collection.
  • Having the Ability to Implement that vision


Education requirements:

Bachelors Degree or higher

  • Engineering - Computer
  • Engineering - Electrical
  • Related field of study


Additional Information:

  • At least 2 programming classes, 1 of which must be C or C++ or 6 months equivalent programming experience.
  • An AC/DC circuit class with an accompanying lab.


About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to demonstrate the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and improve communication around the world.


Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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