Principal Software Engineer

Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  Texas
City:  Austin
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  44559

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.


Our powerful culture has led to us being independently recognized on Fortune 100’s Best Companies List and we are “Great Place to Work” Certified.  We’re driven, collaborative, ethical, and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our culture extends far beyond our own walls. Our corporate social responsibility efforts support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. 


At Keysight, Inclusion & Diversity is an integral part of our core values.  We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers. We believe everyone should be respected in the workplace and in their communities regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any protected class.  We continuously challenge ourselves to grow in our understanding of inclusion by engaging in a wide variety of diversity programs, initiatives, employee network groups and mentoring/development. This is Keysight – People and Culture - YouTube

Job Description


Keysight Network Visibility Solutions provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Keysight’s solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Keysight’s test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks. Keysight’s intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data center, and service provider networks. For more information, visit


Duties will include:


  • Developing diagnostic SW to support bringup, testing, and manufacturing of new network monitoring and security platforms
  • Working closely with the hardware team during the design cycle to help guide design decisions that facilitate good test coverage
  • Working alongside the HW team to bring up and test platforms using cutting-edge processor, switch, and FPGA technologies
  • Working with the manufacturing test team to ensure smooth transitions from the prototype to production phases
  • Participating in SW feature development for network monitoring and security applications
  • Leading and participating in design and code reviews

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree with  8+ year’s relevant experience 
  • Strong C programming skills; assembly and Java programming skills are a plus
  • Understanding of driver-level development for embedded systems
  • Good knowledge of Ethernet and networking technologies
  • Ideal candidate will have a BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong software debug skills and experience working on new hardware bringup and debug
  • Familiarity with Agile software development
  • Familiarity with cloud deployment tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, and gRPC
  • Tools: Wireshark, debuggers, profilers
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

Job Function




Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : Texas : Austin

Job ID : 44559 


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