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Software Development Engineer - Senior

Description:
Client's Catalog Position: Senior SW Design Engineer to support existing and new enhancements to the JIRA Test Infrastructure, support data pulls into a comprehensive Report structure and help with Test Automation Development (3-5 years of experience),

Job Description: The Validation Enablement Team in the Semi-Custom Post Silicon Engineering Department is responsible for providing support of all Validation efforts on next generation microprocessors (CPU), Acceleration Processing Units (APU), Graphics Processing Units (GPU), Discrete graphic solutions and any other silicon or board solutions developed at client's for specific customers of the Semi-Custom Business Unit. The VE Team is looking for a SW Tools and Infrastructure Development individual that can work with very senior level Engineers, Managers and Program Managers to continue and enhance the development of the Automation Framework that will maximize resources to validate these SoC Architectures and allow the various Teams to meet their Program milestones.

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will contribute in the development of Test Scripts, Automation Infrastructure and Framework to enable post-silicon activities related to all aspects for Validation, Characterization and Optimization of CPU/GPU/APU products. This individual will need to work with the various Lead System Engineers (LSE), Horizontal Team Leads/Managers, other Automation Development Engineers and the associated Customers to help define, direct and drive the strategies and methodologies as well as implement the solutions to meet or exceed customer expectations.
The following is a list of but not limited to key responsibilities that the candidate will contribute to:
o Develop and manage JIRA components: Plug-ins, Wizards, fields, flows and all other features that are involved in the planning, execution and status reporting for all existing and new program projects.
o Support the JIRA Tools that have been developed to support current projects but also work with the various Leads to develop and implement new time saving tools and utilities.
o Support Tableau Reporting infrastructure that has been in pilot mode to be more robust and useful for all teams going forward/
o Support the current Automation Frameworks for new products – Infrastructure, Tools, Scripts, GUI, HTML Editors and the like
o Define and Lead the Validation teams in the development of new and improved Automation Infrastructure and/or SW Tools
o Utilize test systems and power measurement equipment for automated test framework.
o Proactively drive continuous improvement for post-silicon Validation and SW Development

Required Technical Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
• BS Required / MS would be considered a plus
• Experience in a Software Tools and/or Software Automation development team - HW knowledge a plus.
• Desired: JIRA Support- JavaScript, JSON, REST, HTML – Several tools and wizards to work with CTA, and a DLL to support them.
• Desired: Strong C# or JAVA development in a Windows environment a must, XML, XSD (XML Schema), HTML– newer development and maintenance and strong SW Dev skills is desired
• Scripting experience in Perl, Ruby, Python or other such environments is desired and a plus for Legacy support
• Having big data analytics using KNIME, Tableau or other methods would be a plus.
• Visual Studio knowledge – basic knowledge, as well as Template creation support, and NuGet, solution management.
• .NET experience desired but not required
• Knowledge of Linux and open source tools, symbolic debuggers, scripting languages considered a plus
• Unit/Bench testing methodologies – must understand and be able to implement and support this to ensure a degree of QA. Agile/SCRUM methodology experience would be considered a plus
• Multithreaded design principles
• DLL development experience (especially with dynamic loading and reflection)
• Network understanding would be a plus as is familiarity with PC architecture
• Knowledge of computer graphics including the DirectX and Open GL application interfaces is a plus.
Key traits of the ideal candidate:
• Candidate needs the capability for sustained multitasking in an interrupt driven, fast paced environment.
• Self-leadership and independence with good communication skills for a North America audience
• Exceptional problem-solving capabilities and data analysis skills
• The candidate should be an enthusiastic self-starter, proactive, able to share ideas, and able to provide infrastructure leadership.
• Fast learner with the capability to ramp up very quickly in a complex development and test environment.
• Good interpersonal skills – works effectively both independently and in a global team environment
• Comfortable working in an open lab environment with the ability to work with hardware such as PCs, Servers, Networks and the like
• Ability to organize and manage priorities
• Effective written and verbal communication skill - Communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
• Able to interact at a professional level with external customers and internal executives.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills considered a plus:
• Knowledge of JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and REST (Representational State Transfer)
• Ability to read and understand programmers register access guides for hardware devices and platform schematics
• Knowledge of PC bus interconnects, such as PCI Express, USB, DDR, or Hyper Transport
• Hardware setup and troubleshooting. This applies mostly to helping debug the infrastructure which requires executing test scripts on the SUTs connected to the Infrastructure.
 
Job Number: x20190080
Job Location: Austin, TX
Rate: $48/hr W2
Duration: 12 Months
Input Date: 08/19/2019
Last Updated: 08/21/2019
Firm Name: XPEERANT
Attention: Woody Arnold
Address: 4518 SEABOARD LN
City, State: FORT COLLINS, CO 80525
Phone: 970/282-9287
Email: woody@xpeerant.com
Website: www.xpeerant.com

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