Principal Hardware Design Engineer

Date:  Jan 23, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Calabasas
Job Type:  Campus
Job ID:  46898

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.


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Job Description


As a Principal Hardware Design Engineer, you will own and lead the design, development, qualification, and life cycle sustaining of PCBA and System level hardware used in high performance Ethernet and Network communication test equipment products.




Position Duties



• Provide design leadership and expertise in the development of PCBA and System level hardware design programs in the area of Ethernet and Network communication test platforms.

• Collaborate with Managers and Architects to help define clear technical direction for the hardware development team.

• Develop professional hardware documentation, specifications, and procedures.

• Perform high-level design capture, implementation, hardware bring-up, integration, and validation of PCBA and system level hardware.

• Provide technology leadership and expertise to project management, development managers, cross functional teams, and related design teams.

• Collaborate with CAD, NPI, and Mfg teams to deliver development hardware to production and to provide engineering support over the lifecycle of products.

• Support in the development and improvement of internal processes, best practices, and standards.

• Identify and track design issues and bugs. Perform troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and deploy corrective actions.

Job Qualifications


• BSEE+10yrs or MSEE+8yrs of experience in PCBA and system level design and development of networking hardware and digital communications systems.

• Strong knowledge of Ethernet standards in communication networks and their related hardware.

• A self-driven Individual with a team player mentality and high attention to detail who is capable of leading and driving actions in order to complete complex designs successfully.

• Experience using Cadence Allegro PCB design suite and Orcad Schematic Capture tools for use in the design of complex mixed signal PCBs up to 30 Layers.

• Broad experience in developing and implementing designs using; High density FPGAs, Network processors, DDR3/DDR4 discrete designs, SRAM, PHYs, and retimers.

• Strong knowledge of both system and PCBA level power management, power distribution, and thermal management systems.

• Experience and proficiency in mechanical design, assembly, tools, and best practices is highly desirable.

• Strong Knowledge of digital systems and the design of serial communications systems up to and exceeding 25G NRZ.

• Strong knowledge of PCBA level design for high speed signal integrity. General Analog design experience is highly desirable.

• Background in PCBA PI/SI simulation using tools like LTSpice, Hyperlinx, Sigrity, ADS, and HFSS.

• Strong Knowledge with electronic tests equipment tools and best practices; DSOs, TDRs, Network analyzers, Logic analyzer, Spectrum analyzer, etc.


Desired experience with any of the following;


• VHDL, C, Python, TCL, including general knowledge of programming tools and best practices.

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 : California : Calabasas

Job ID : 46898 


CA Pay Range 135K - 235K


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