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Transceiver Validation Engineer I (Entry-Level)

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023
About Our Group

This position is within the Seagate Shakopee Interface Technology Development (ITD) team supporting SerDes PHY development in Seagate’s Disk Drive custom ASIC controller organization. The team collaborates with numerous functional groups across the company and the globe and is involved with PHY development process from requirements to product end-of-life.

About The Role - You Will

  • Perform/design transceiver characterization testing over all the operating conditions.
  • Perform testing and tuning to ensure transceiver compliance
  • Design and perform tests to stress the transceiver
  • Improve characterization methodology and automation processes
  • Review, compare and report test results
  • Become a key contributor to transceiver and ASIC development
  • Learn/develop failure analysis skills
  • Collaborate with people from around the world within and outside of Seagate

About You

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Critical thinking skills to create innovative solutions that solve complex problems
  • Motivated and detail oriented while multitasking
  • Knowledge of RF analog design recommended

Your Experience Includes

  • Use and understanding of high-speed oscilloscopes, BERT, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer
  • Understanding of SAS, SATA, PCIe interfaces and compliance testing specifications
  • Experience with signal integrity, PCB design and schematics, high speed I/O, and serial communication
  • Understanding of EMC / EMI as it pertains to transceivers for reducing emissions to meet product requirement limits
  • Experience with Python and C
  • Knowledge of register programming and configuring transceivers.
  • Optimization of transceiver performance for better product margin
  • Debug and failure analysis of transceiver related issues
  • Knowledge of transceiver main building blocks: CDR, CTLE, FFE, DFE, etc.
  • BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 0-2 years of experience (sponsorship is not available for this position)


Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe – it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments, and group workouts. Hungry? Seagate offers an on-site café with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. #entrylevel

Location: Shakopee, United States

Travel: None