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System Validation Engineer

Cerebras Systems

Cerebras Systems

Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023
Cerebras has developed a radically new chip and system to dramatically accelerate deep learning applications. Our system runs training and inference workloads orders of magnitude faster than contemporary machines, fundamentally changing the way ML researchers work and pursue AI innovation.

We are innovating at every level of the stack – from chip, to microcode, to power delivery and cooling, to new algorithms and network architectures at the cutting edge of ML research. Our fully-integrated system delivers unprecedented performance because it is built from the ground up for deep learning workloads.

The Role

The system validation engineer role will focus on system-level design validation testing (DVT) and system integration validation. Nobody in the world has direct experience with our system. We are therefore looking for extraordinary individuals with outstanding track records for debugging, solving problems, and taking a product successfully to production. You will have the rewarding opportunity to be part of a team that works on state-of the art technology being applied to important problems such as Covid-19 research.


  • Work with the Design team to define system-level design validation testing (DVT) plan covering voltage, environmental, and cooling parameters, execute the test plan, and document the report
  • Define the board and subassembly-level requirements for DVT teams and work with the Operations team to prepare components for building the DVT systems
  • Determine software requirements for performing system-level DVT and work with system software teams to implement the tests
  • Own the readiness of DVT chambers and external power and cooling infrastructure either through in-house development or working with external labs
  • Maintain a set of stable hardware systems for software release four-corner regression testing
  • Work with the Design team and System Software team to debug issues exposed in DVT and drive resolution

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience defining DVT and system integration test plans and writing test reports for high performance compute systems, covering electrical, mechanical, and thermal aspects
  • Experience writing test scripts with Python, shell, and bash in Linux environment and effectively logging and analyzing a large amount of test results
  • Excellent communication, planning, and coordination skills across Systems, Operations, and Software teams
  • Familiarity with compute server architecture, high speed IO and system management IO interfaces, and power delivery
  • Familiarity with liquid cooling and high voltage AC circuits
  • Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, time domain reflectometers, etc.
  • Experience debugging system-level issues a plus

Why Join Cerebras


People who are serious about software make their own hardware. At Cerebras we have built a breakthrough architecture that is unlocking new opportunities for the AI industry. With dozens of model releases and rapid growth, we’ve reached an inflection point in our business. Members of our team tell us there are five main reasons they joined Cerebras:

  • Build a breakthrough AI platform beyond the constraints of the GPU
  • Publish and open source their cutting-edge AI research
  • Work on one of the fastest AI supercomputers in the world
  • Enjoy job stability with startup vitality
  • Our simple, non-corporate work culture that respects individual beliefs

Read our blog: Five Reasons to Join Cerebras in 2024.

Apply today and become part of the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in AI.

Cerebras Systems is committed to creating an equal and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe inclusive teams build better products and companies. We try every day to build a work environment that empowers people to do their best work through continuous learning, growth and support of those around them.

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