Hardware Engineering Intern - Santa Clara (GRLSC20231214)

GRL seeks a Hardware Engineering Intern

Date:  Dec. 14, 2023
City:  Santa Clara, United States
Position Code: GRLSC20221214

About GRL

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with almost 400 staff in 10 countries, we help engineers solve the toughest design and validation challenges. Since 2010, our affordable end-to-end testing, certification and compliance services and proprietary instrumentation and software solutions have enabled hardware developers worldwide to implement digital connectivity and charging technologies like PCI Express, Ethernet, USB, and Qi wireless charging as they become faster, more complex, and more challenging to test. 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.  The combination of market-leading technical expertise, broad capabilities and an intense focus on quality and customer service excellence has seen the company grow rapidly and win recognition as the “go to” expert.  But we do much more than just test: we guide, we consult, we analyze, we troubleshoot, and we present useful insights to help our customers understand and improve their products’ performance and ensure their success.


About the role

GRL is always looking for enthusiastic undergrad and graduate engineering/CS/physics students to join our growing teams in Santa Clara.

A GRL Hardware Engineering Internship is a great opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure testing, diagnosing, and developing automated test solutions to address signal integrity, protocol and system application-level engineering challenges. GRL Interns work with state-of-the-art test equipment on the latest muti-gigabit technologies, supporting customers ranging from start-ups to the largest players from the Silicon to System level, while being trained and mentored by seasoned experts.


  • Operate state-of-the-art Test Equipment (i.e. pattern generators, oscilloscopes, VNA, and logic analyzers).
  • Setup and perform high-speed SERDES as well as a final product electrical PVT characterization measurements to support current and new product development.
  • Setup and perform system protocol, interoperability, and functional testing.
  • Record and analyze test data and prepare test reports.
  • Support test automation product development and validation



  • Demonstrated academic achievement in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or relevant subject area.
  • Desire to gain technical depth in relevant technologies, testing process, and equipment.
  • Lab experience with test equipment listed above is a big plus.
  • Programming knowledge of C/C++, Python, LabView, Matlab, and other languages a big plus
  • Knowledge of any Industry Standard Interface is a big plus
  • Strong knowledge of with Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills; quick learner.
  • Strong organizational skills, high integrity, and excellent work ethic.


  • Work with high caliber industry veterans.
  • Immerse in multiple new and emerging technically challenging high speed connectivity standards.
  • Learn customer interfacing and project management skills.
  • Small company people oriented culture with tremendous learning and growth opportunities.
  • Long-term career potential; opportunity to get in on ground floor and make a significant impact on a growing business.

GRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Read more about what our interns have to say!

Apply Now