Validation Engineer - Germany

We at Kandou are a team of passionate professionals striving to make a mark in the trajectory of the semiconductor industry. Our list of costumers reads like a who's who of the technology world. If you love to be part of a start-up that is challenging established tech giants and you are a proactive problem-solver who is motivated by pushing your limits and challenging the status quo, we have an opportunity for you.


We are actively seeking a resourceful Validation Engineer for our office in Dortmund (Germany).



  • Proven experience with lab and debug equipment used for the measurement of high-speed signals
  • Experience working with SerDes, USB3, USB4, PCIe or another relevant high-speed communications bus/protocol would be highly advantageous
  • Experience in system level validation of high-speed integrated circuits
  • Experience in debugging PCBs and ICs
  • Experience interfacing with large OEMs preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Perform protocol validation of Kandou products using compliance tools as such as data exerciser, analyzer and compliance test suite
  • Familiar to work with standards, test specifications and equipment vendors
  • Experience with Interoperability testing



  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Good communicator and team player, with experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interest in test of high-speed digital and analog circuits
  • Experience with Python or other object-oriented languages preferred
  • Experience using high-speed oscilloscopes, protocol/logic analyzers and other lab equipment
  • Ability to multitask in a high energy environment
  • Proven track record in protocol validation
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of semiconductor test flow



  • Protocol validation of high-speed devices
  • Support customers and the field team during product design and/or product certification with requirements, design specifications and system debugging.
  • Write test scripts or other code to support validation activities
  • Build and support product demos for customers and tradeshows
  • Collaborate with IP architects, digital and analog design teams
  • Documentation of test results and procedures



  • Bachelor´s or Master´s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience