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L1 Validation Engineer



L1 Validation Engineer
Santa Clara, California
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Kelly® Technology/Kelly Project Services is seeking a Level 1 Validation Engineer for a direct hire position with a top semiconductor company in Santa Clara, California. If you’re passionate about driving tomorrow’s technological innovations and are ready to take the next step in your career, trust The Experts at Hiring Experts.

L1 Validation Engineer
Location: Santa Clara, California
Pay/Salary/Compensation: $35.00/hr W2
Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays and Health benefits Medical, Dental and Vision


  • Work onsite in Santa Clara’s lab, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Run client benchmark tests as requested by team members
  • Support internal customers (visit other labs to run benchmarks or debug benchmark issues)
  • Maintain lab infrastructure (assemble systems from components, configure BIOS/UEFI settings, connect systems to network/KVM, diagnose hardware/software problems, etc.)
  • Create/update OS images (install clean OS, obtain/install/update drivers)
  • Properly track and prioritize multiple requests and handle occasional high-priority issues with urgency
  • Attend daily team scrum (15-30 min/day conference call), report issue progress and resolution in Jira

Required Skills:

  • Experience as lab technician or in a tech support role
  • Building PCs from individual components
  • Diagnosing/fixing PC hardware/software issues
  • Installation of operating systems (e.g., Windows, macOS, Android, iOS) and applications
  • Some scripting experience (e.g., batch files, PowerShell, Python, Linux shell script)
  • Some Excel experience (tabulating test results for review by team)
  • Some networking experience (e.g., configuring consumer Wi-Fi or internet router)

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience running benchmark software (e.g., 3DMark, PCMark, SYSmark, Geekbench, etc.)
  • Experience running performance/analysis tools (e.g., VTune, SEP, EMON, Xperf)
  • Some Linux experience

What happens next:
Once you apply, you’ll proceed to next steps if your skills and experience look like a good fit. But don’t worry – even if this position doesn’t work out, you’re still in our network. That means our team of expert technology recruiters will have access to your profile, making your opportunities limitless.



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