Director of Engineering/Senior Member of the Technical Staff - Santa Clara

GRL seeks a Director of Engineering/Senior Member of the Technical Staff - Santa Clara

Date:  July 15, 2022
City: Santa Clara, United States

About GRL

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 360 staff in 9 countries, GRL is the world leader in testing and related engineering services to help hardware product developers integrate the latest digital connectivity and smart charging technologies. GRL is a unique and exceptional institution. We serve customers of all sizes from a diverse range of industries including bleeding-edge cloud computing, mobile, and autonomous driving. We support product development at all stages of the value chain, from chips to end products, and help our customers validate the full system stack, from physical layer to protocol to application layer to ensure robust performance and interoperability.

We do much more than test: we guide, consult, analyze, troubleshoot, and present useful insights to help our customers improve product performance and ensure successful market adoption. We work closely with early adopters, standards committees, and leading test equipment manufacturers to develop test methodologies and early test solutions, providing “glue” that brings technology ecosystems together. We stay at the forefront of these technologies and bring insiders' know-how and hands-on expertise to our customers. Maintaining our leadership requires staying at the technical leading edge, a relentless focus on execution and quality, and, most importantly, the very best people.

GRL offers competitive salary and benefits.

About the role

As a senior member of the GRL technical staff, you will lead project technical planning and execution for complex, multi-faceted test, debugging and product design consultation projects with a wide range of customers, products, and technologies using state of the art test equipment. You will manage and mentor a team of talented engineers, guiding their professional growth and career development.

Working closely with GRL senior leadership, you will have the opportunity to contribute on a global scale to technical standards development, new test program development and rollout, and leverage your deep technical expertise as a global subject matter expert. GRL is growing fast and prides itself on an open and collaborative culture; you will have many opportunities to contribute across a variety of initiatives and will never be pigeonholed.


  • Apply your deep knowledge of product validation principles and techniques and your judgement to architect, develop and implement effective and efficient test plan and methodologies.
  • Lead product debugging efforts to root cause and recommend actionable design improvements.
  • Lead customer technical and project related communications and issue resolution.
  • Analyze test data and product designs; architect, develop and review comprehensive reporting on product interface performance and compliance.
  • Work closely with VP of Engineering and COO to improve and maintain test policies and procedures, lab equipment, and infrastructure, and ensure the highest level of execution quality.
  • Lead effective cross-functional efforts for process improvements, technical initiatives and resolutions.
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and mentorship to other engineers.
  • Delight GRL’s customers by providing high quality results on schedule.
  • Provide technical leadership with respect and integrity.
  • Apply your growth mindset to learn and adapt in a complex and dynamic environment.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Electronics, Computer Engineering or related field with 7+ years of experience.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and teamwork skills and ability to lead, grow, and contribute to diverse and inclusive teams.
  • Strong organizational skills, high integrity, and excellent work ethic.
  • Expertise in signal integrity design concepts and measurement, including sources and causes of noise and jitter and high speed IO validation, PLLs and Timing Recovery (CDR).
  • Deep experience in one or more digital interface standards such as PCI Express, USB, DDR, MIPI, 100G/400G Ethernet, or DisplayPort.
  • Leadership experience driving product validation and characterization and successful execution.
  • Deep, hands-on experience using test equipment such as high-speed oscilloscopes, BERTs, VNA, and protocol analyzers/exercisers to test and successfully debug failures.
  • Hands-on experience developing and implementing test plans and methodologies from scratch.
  • Understanding of board level schematics, SERDES, and system level software and firmware.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Electronics, Computer Engineering or related field and 10+ years of experience.
  • Experience with silicon IO characterization over PVT.
  • Expertise in Power Integrity and/or protocol/logical layer design, test and debugging.
  • Programming knowledge of C/C++, Python, LabView, Matlab, and other languages.


GRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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