Hardware System Validation Engineer, Wearables




Mountain View, CA


Position summary

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 1 year of experience in electrical system design, bring-up, troubleshooting, failure analysis, and design optimization.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experiences in electrical interface timing and signal quality measurement (https://e.g., DDR, SPI, I2C) as well as compliance tests (https://e.g., MIPI, USB, DP, PCIE)

  • Experiences in system validation plan generation and execution, analysis and reporting issues found during validation, high-volume consumer product development processes including validation, stress test, and statistical analysis.

  • Understanding of hardware validation methodologies, including development of test cases/suites, performance monitoring, test automation and data analysis.

  • Knowledge of scripting such as Python, Matlab, and Perl.

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

In this role, you will work on the most advanced designs, techniques, products, and experiences in consumer electronics. You will plan and execute hardware testing, and coordinate with partners in manufacturing tests to deliver the best wearable products in the market.

Additional Information:

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $101,000-$146,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Be responsible for hardware system design validation and key components validation for consumer electronics. Author hardware system validation plans, and execution of the plans in labs to meet schedules.
  • Work closely with development teams to understand the system architecture. Collaborate with design engineers in system bring-up, troubleshooting, failure analysis, and design optimization to catch design issues at an early design stage to improve the overall product quality.
  • Support innovative validation/test solutions to improve test efficiency. Drive issue bug reporting and help on debugging. Communicate findings and recommendations with cross-functional teams.
  • Build relationships with customers, component suppliers and CM/JDM. Work with internal test engineers, partner engineers, and Contract Manufacturer (CM) or Joint Development Manufacturing (JDM) on transitioning product to mass production, and assist with product sustaining efforts.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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  • Generous parental and caregiver leave along with fertility and growing family support.

  • Flexible work options that include a hybrid work model, four “work from anywhere” weeks, and remote work opportunities.

  • A chance to be a part of a variety of employee resource groups, community groups, and culture clubs.