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NPI Test Engineer (RF/Microwave/Software)

NPI Test Engineer (RF/Microwave/Software)
by Admin on 01-08-2024 at 12:39 pm

  • Full Time
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Keysight EDA


Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights in electronic design, simulation, prototyping, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~15,000 employees create world-class solutions in communications, 5G, automotive, energy, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Learn more about what we do.

Our powerful, award-winning culture embraces a bold vision of where technology can take us and a passion for tackling challenging problems with industry-first solutions. Diversity, equity & inclusion are integral parts of our culture and drivers of innovation at Keysight. We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers.


As an NPI Engineer, you will apply your Electrical Engineering and measurement knowledge to a variety of focused hands-on projects. You will be part of an instrumental product development team that designs, develops, and tests RF and microwave test equipment.

We are looking for a self-motivated engineer who thrives in a fast-paced development environment and is equally comfortable writing production test code as well as troubleshooting HW issues. The ideal candidate is one who is equally comfortable with hands-on hardware testing and software development/test automation.

Your job responsibilities include the following while working with a multi-discipline team, including R&D, Marketing, Sales, Customer Support, & Production.

  • Collaborate with R&D and marketing to develop new product models and features.
  • Design and implement calibration algorithms.
  • Designs, develops, debugs, evaluate and executes validation and verification tests.
  • Designs, develops, debugs and turn-on test boards and test fixtures for the purpose of Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Manage instrument hardware and the measurement, characterization, and calibration processes used during the NPI development phase and into production.
  • Design and/or modify test stations, analyze test data and make product specification recommendations.
  • Create technical documentation.
  • Review/Evaluate and participate in setting production line specifications based on statistical data analysis.
  • Evaluates and specifies components that make up the products and extends product life via parts replacement.
  • Manage and guide the transition of products and manufacturing processes into production and through the entire life cycle of the product.
  • After product release, continue to manage engineering responsibilities for the system, hardware and production processes.


This position requires access to certain goods, software, technology, or technical data subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations. Under these laws and regulations, U.S. persons (which includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, refugees, and asylees) working for Keysight can access export-controlled items without authorization from the U.S. government. For any individual who is not a U.S. person, Keysight may need authorization from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, or other appropriate federal agency before the individual can access export-controlled items. Employment in this position for non-U.S. persons is contingent on Keysight’s ability to obtain any required government authorizations.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Electrical Engineering, with experience in RF and uW circuits/products development with measurement algorithm and validation test development experience
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in test & measurements with focus on RF and Microwave theory and applications
  • Experience in developing SW in object-oriented programming.
  • Desire to work with worldwide groups and across teams of engineers to achieve objectives.
  • Proficient at testing and troubleshooting RF, analog, digital circuits.

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts in both written and oral form.
  • Propensity for engaging in proactive issue discovery and resolution actions and activities.
  • Measurement experience in one or more of the following areas, signal generators, Signal analyzers, I/Q generation, time domain analysis and vector network analysis
  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or product development role.
  • Experience in Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma and process improvement
  • Ability to formulate, implement and debug measurement algorithms in modern, object-oriented test development environments.
  • Proficient in calculating measurement uncertainties.
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