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Sr Staff Board Design Engineer - Lead

Hardware Engineering
182079 Requisition #

This position is a key member of the Platform Engineering team responsible to develop board and system level reference designs based on Marvell’s best in class ThunderX 64-bit ARMv8 Data Center & Cloud Processors. The ThunderX product family offers an unprecedented level of integration and industry leading SoC performance enabling servers & appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads in the cloud.

In this role you will:

    Develop design specification based upon processor spec and technical marketing requirements to exercise/showcase the best possible product performance while delivering a cost effective solution working within industry-standard server rack specifications.

    Select components with inputs from joint development partner, marketing, and core engineering personnel.

    Symbol and schematic capture.

·    Work with silicon design and package team, signal and power integrity engineers, and board CAD team on package ball assignments and board routing and layer count optimization.

·    Work with signal integrity engineers on high speed IO simulations and capture place and route constraints for PCB layout and document in platform design guidelines.

    Specify PCB stack-up with inputs from signal and power integrity engineers

    Work with joint development partner (JDM) on execution of board design detail.

    Provide technical design support to partner design/manufacturers during all builds, from proto through production

    Key member of hardware platform bring-up team.  Will work closely with power engineer and firmware and software engineers on initial functional verification and debug activities

    Support system validation engineers and contracted suppliers to validate design functionality and qualify components

    Provide reference platform design characterization and design guideline documentation for customers

    Review customer designs with Technical Marketing Engineering Group and board CAD group

    Work closely with technical marketing engineering on customer issues and lead root cause and corrective action for hardware design issues.   

    Create presentation content for executive management and customer communications for hardware design issues.

         BSEE degree

         10 years experience designing complex high layer count boards for server and/or network switch market

         Excellent functional knowledge of compute and/or storage systems: microprocessors,  microcontrollers, DIMM subsystems, VRM  based power delivery systems, network interfaces, high speed IO.

·         CPLD, FPGA design

         20GHz+ SERDES board design solutions

         Direct experience with DDR4, PCIe3, SATA3, USB3, SPI, I2C interface design

·         Hands on experience with bus and network analyzers and high speed oscilloscopes

         Familiarity with power integrity concepts such as capacitor decoupling strategies, AC impedance targets, transient response, and loop stability

·         Familiarity with signal integrity concepts including cross talk, insertion and return loss, SERDES signal conditioning

·         Knowledge of design for EMI/EMC Compliance

         Experience working with board fab and assembly vendors on DFM and DFT requirements

         Successfully taken board and system designs from concept to production

Other Skills:

         Must have effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

         Strong debug, analysis, problem-solving skills with experience leading root cause and correction action teams

         Inherent sense of urgency and accountability

         Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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

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