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IBM POWER Microprocessor Test Engineer in AUSTIN, Texas


As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you’ll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today’s market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Our team works on ensuring the POWER microprocessor will work under a variety of environmental conditions on all Cognitive Systems for any given generation of the microprocessor. These systems range from the inexpensive low end to the multi-node flagship boasting over 1500 computing threads.

The roles in our team include failure analysis, characterization of the microprocessor in a system, characterization of cutting-edge design features that push the performance envelope, deep data analysis of the system sensors and writing scripts and programs to ensure the microprocessor is being tested properly.

In this fast-paced environment, you will work with microprocessor design, system design, firmware, operating system, workload programmers, product engineering, product test, and manufacturing teams to name a few. This breadth of interactions will expose you to the entire system development cycle.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Interested in solving complex problems

  • Able to work collaboratively to create action plans to resolve issues

  • Highly organized with exceptional follow-up skills

  • Works well independently

  • Oscilloscope and Lab Instrumentation

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Scripting knowledge in at least one of the following: Perl, Python, XML, or JSON

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge of C/C++ and/or Java programming

  • Understanding of microprocessor architecture and/or system architecture

  • Background in data sciences

  • Demonstrated understanding of electronic circuit fundamentals

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.