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Senior Hardware Manufacturing Test / Diagnostics - Software QA Engineer (Contractor on-site Palo Alto, CA)

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The era of pervasive AI has arrived. In this era, organizations will use generative AI to unlock hidden value in their data, accelerate processes, reduce costs, drive efficiency and innovation to fundamentally transform their businesses and operations at scale.

SambaNova Suite™ is the first full-stack, generative AI platform, from chip to model, optimized for enterprise and government organizations. Powered by the intelligent SN40L chip, the SambaNova Suite is a fully integrated platform, delivered on-premises or in the cloud, combined with state-of-the-art open-source models that can be easily and securely fine-tuned using customer data for greater accuracy. Once adapted with customer data, customers retain model ownership in perpetuity, so they can turn generative AI into one of their most valuable assets.

Working at SambaNova

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of AI and the value it can unlock across every aspect of an organization’s business and operations. This job opens pathways for high growth, but requires a learning mindset.

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 3-6 months with the possibility of conversion to full-time employment.

Schedule: Flexible 8-hour shifts Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm Pacific Time, with occasional nights and/or weekends as needed for high priority work.

Work setting: In-person, in-office (Palo Alto, CA) 80% of the time


SambaNova Systems is seeking an experienced Senior Hardware Manufacturing Test / Diagnostics - Software QA Engineer (Contractor) to work on-site in Palo Alto, CA. Responsibilities for the person in this role:

  • Develop a Systems Hardware test/diagnostics software suite that consists of component level, board level and system level tests.
  • Prepare test and diagnostic programs, design test plans, procedures, fixtures and equipment.
  • Develop effective test infrastructure and test strategy to enhance efficiency, coverage and stress level for manufacturing/operations to deliver optimal quality, yields and throughputs.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sambanova's System Hardware team, manufacturing operations team, external suppliers, JDM/CM partners both domestically and in Asia.
  • Develop test automation of procedures, diagnostics, scenarios, equipment, and data analysis.
  • Perform formal periodic test reviews.
  • Analyze system behavior under operating scenarios to improve test efficiency and product performance.
  • Lead the design, development, integration, and release of test stations and techniques.
  • Define, outline and perform the training and sustaining activity required to successfully manage test verification programs.
  • Document methodology for test requirements, plans, procedures, and results.
  • Develop, draft, release and maintain test procedures, and perform related Configuration Management activity.
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of released test documentation
  • Develop and publish product qualification test reports
  • Manage projects with a focus on delivering high caliber results in a timely fashion from specification creation to installation and commissioning

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or a related field

  • 7+ years of proven relevant experience as a Software QA Engineer or in a similar role.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the system architecture of advanced server, networking or AI/ML processing platforms and their interfaces and interconnects.
  • Lab experience using test and measurement equipment, signal/network traffic generators, simulators, etc.
  • Programming experience using languages such as C, C++, Python
  • Data manipulation, screening, organization, and processing experience with Excel and custom programming.
  • Demonstrated track record of rigorous documentation, record keeping, formal data management, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Exceptional data analysis and presentation skills
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent follow-through skills

Annual Salary Range and Level

The base wage for this position ranges from $75.00/hour up to $100.00/hour. This range is based on role, level, and location and reflects the salary target for new hires in the US. Individual pay within the range will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s job-related qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location.

The targeted pay range listed reflects the base pay only and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. This opportunity is a contract role of 3-6 months with the possibility of conversion to full-time employment.


Benefits Summary for US-Based Full-Time Direct Employment Positions

(The Recruiter will provide benefit details for non-US-based roles)

SambaNova offers a competitive total rewards package, including the base salary, plus equity and benefits. We cover 95% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, and 77% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution. We also offer Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, and AD&D insurance plans in addition to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options like Health Care, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care. Our library of well-being benefits available to you and your dependents includes a full subscription to Headspace, Gympass+ membership with access to physical gyms, One Medical membership, counseling services with an Employee Assistance Program, and much more.

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at SambaNova Systems, you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified.

If you are a new, recent (within the last two years), or upcoming college graduate and are interested in opportunities with SambaNova Systems, please apply through our university job listings.

EEO Policy

SambaNova Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.