Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Oracle's Hardware Development Organization seeks to add an experienced On Board Power Electrical Design Engineer to work within our Server Development team in Santa Clara, California. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to architect, design and integrate the on-board power delivery subsystems for next generation Servers based on the latest merchant silicon for compute, storage and communications.

The power requirements of our next generation Oracle servers are very demanding with increasing focus on highly efficient solutions for our cloud and vertically integrated rack level solutions. As an Electrical Design Engineer focusing on Power design, you will be responsible for Power sub-system and board level architecture and detailed design. You will take ownership of the power design work across all product development phases out to the transition to volume production. You will need to stay abreast of the latest developments in the area of power delivery and rapidly adopt & translate these into reliable power delivery subsystems for our Oracle offerings. On occasion, you will advise on power systems from prior products delivered by the hardware development organization.

Detailed Responsibilities:

The list of responsibilities (but not limited to) may include:
  • Design and Test of high power multi phase Voltage Regulator Down designs (VRDs) that meet or exceed the strict performance requirements of next generation third party CPUs.
    • Parts selection and qualification
    • Schematic Capture
    • Design analysis and modeling
    • Board Floor planning
    • Provide guidance to CAD designers (placement and routing)
    • Detailed review of CAD work
    • Lead and participate in formal design reviews
    • Author specifications
    • Publish bill of materials
    • Work with VRD Controller / Power Stage vendors to generate and test configuration files.
  • Design, test and tune analog and digital DC-DC converters with power ranging from 500mA to 600A and Electronic Circuit Breakers.
  • Setup and maintain automation platforms used to validate Power designs.
  • Design and Validate total power solutions for Oracle's next generation Server machines.
  • Work with various internal teams to assure the power requirements of the system and VRDs meet specifications.
  • Collaborate with internal firmware/software teams on implementing system level diagnostics.
  • Work with various external vendors to assure the power components used in the power designs meet the required specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Bring up and test prototypes.
  • Develop and implement test plans.
  • Mentor Junior Engineers.
  • Perform and lead Lab debug of HW problems.
Desired Skills and Experience

Job Requirements:
  • Experience with the design of high power on-board modern multi-Phase VRD designs as well as DC-DC converters, Voltage regulators and Electronic Circuit Breakers.
    • Experience with I2C/PMBUS/SVID communication bus is preferred.
    • Experience with Analog and Digital PWM control architectures.
    • Experience with Power simulation software like SPICE, Simplis, Cadence PowerSI is preferred.
    • Experience with testing and validation methods of power devices.
  • Strong knowledge and application of high-speed design methodologies for Power Integrity/Signal Integrity.
  • Proficient in the complete flow of CAD design tools such as Cadence, Concept, Allegro.
  • Proficient in constraint driven design methodologies.
  • Experience with the power requirements of high performance CPU processors, GPUs, DDR memory DIMMs, PCIe Cards, Flash modules, disk drives etc.
  • Experience with system-level power distribution is preferred.
  • Experience with DC-DC control loop tuning for stability and transient performance.
  • Experience and understanding of effective PCB stack-up design.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience with recent Intel/AMD chip sets is a plus.
  • Experience with Digital or Analog Simulation is a plus.

Evaluates reliability of materials, properties and techniques used in production; plans, designs and develops electronic parts, components, integrated circuitry, mechanical systems, equipment and packaging, optical systems and/or DSP systems.

Responsible for designing, developing, modifying and evaluating electronic, electro-mechanical or mechanical components, assemblies or integrated circuitry for hardware systems for the external market. Includes new design, as well as modification activities that results in significant product enhancement. Activities encompass design, analysis, testing and process development using engineering principles and methods. Technical disciplines may include electrical and logical design of printed circuit boards or integrated circuits; mechanical design of electronics enclosures or integrated circuit packaging; and embedded software/firmware design.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of engineering or related experience.

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Santa Clara, California

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