Sr Tech Dir Applications Engineering

  • 4453 North First Street, Suite 100, Alviso, San Jose, California, United States, 95134

Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Sr. Technical Director to join our Buffer Chip Marketing and Application Engineering team in San Jose, CA. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer.

 

As a Sr. Technical Director, the candidate will be reporting to VP of Marketing, Buffer Chip business unit and is a Full Time position. Our business and market share is rapidly growing and this individual will be responsible for getting our products designed-in to customer applications successfully and providing an excellent customer experience. The Sr. Technical Director must have a deep understanding of RDIMMs and LRDIMMs, the server memory topology, server memory initialization and training, CPUs, and BIOS memory reference code and show a track record of solving complex issues in this arena.

Working closely with the rest of the Buffer Chip applications team, marketing team, engineering team, operations, program management, sales, and customer, the individual will analyze and debug complex technical issues involving DRAM, signal integrity buffer chips, PMIC, DIMM, server and BIOS operation and interaction. The Sr. Technical Director must be hands on and possess hardware/software design and lab debug expertise to support US and international customers of Rambus DDR4 and DDR5 memory buffer chip products.

Responsibilities

 

  • Analyze and debug complex technical issues on NPI products and bring customer issues to a satisfactory conclusion within the target turn-around-time while feeding back items needing improvement to product marketing and engineering.
  • Be technical application team leader on new DDR5 companion chips and interconnect products (SPD Hub, TS, PMIC, CXL, …)
  • Support technical qualification of new chip designs to secure customer design wins.
  • Present technical updates to customers, sales/field team, and company management in writing and verbally via quality presentations.
  • Competitive analysis
  • Improve our correlation to customer on test results
  • Assist with defining validation plan of new products and debug of new memory buffer chips for DDR5 servers.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to reduce time to resolve customer issues, improve lab infrastructure, automation, and efficiency, teamwork and roles, and lead change management on these items.

Qualifications

 

  • Deep understanding of DDR4/DDR5 DIMM memory operation in Intel, AMD, and/or OEM servers.
  • Fundamental understanding of signal integrity issues up to 5 GHz and higher.
  • Experience with power management and I2C/I3C serial interfaces.
  • Extensive experience with probing, high speed oscilloscopes and other lab equipment.
  • History of using fundamental root cause techniques (fishbone, design of experiments, etc.) to solve complex problems and lead debug teams
  • Ability to use scripting languages such as Perl, Tcl or Python to analyze data log text files and automate system and bench testing.
  • Past experience editing MRC BIOS code for diagnostics/debug and utilizing server platform debug hooks and tools (either Intel or AMD) is strongly desired.
  • Ability to travel to customer sites as needed, including international travel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and ability to present to customers effectively
  • MS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 15+ years of experience in hardware design or validation at the chip and module level.

 

About Rambus

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future.

Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, and time-off program.

  
Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.

 

For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.

 

 

 

 

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