Software R&D Engineer

Date:  May 30, 2023
Country:  Spain
State / Province:  Andalusia
City:  Malaga
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48450

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


The R&D Physical Layer C++ SW Engineer will be responsible for the design and implementation of the physical layer for wireless communication solutions. More specifically, the applicant will:

  • Collaborate in the architecture and requirements definition of physical layer designs for 3GPP wireless communication standards (for 5G and beyond).
  • Develop reference models for physical layer standards.
  • Implement and verify real-time physical layer C++ SW running on multi-core embedded processors.
  • Drive resolution of technical issues with cross-functional teams. Escalate issues in an appropriate and timely manner. Apply advanced problem solving to complex modem/protocol subsystem problems.


What we offer


A place within an exciting company!

At Keysight we develop with our visionary, market-leading, and highly innovative customers breakthroughs that connect and secure the world.

We offer you a highly competitive package. See our culture and Spanish Benefits.

The desired candidate should:


  • Have C/C++ programming experience (ideally in real-time, embedded systems).
  • Have knowledge of the 3GPP LTE-Advanced or the 5G physical layer standards.
  • Be familiar with Layer 1 and/or Layer 2 protocols for digital communication standards.
  • Have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have experience with revision control systems such as git.
  • Experience developing in C/C++ for a real-time OS (e.g. VxWorks, RTLinux), for embedded SW and for multi-core processors.
  • PhD, Master, Bachelor, degree or equivalent in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Great communication and teamwork skills.
  • Business-level English, written and spoken.
  • Additionally, the following qualifications will be valued:
    • C/C++ programming experience requiring high performance and/or low level hardware control (e.g. videogames, drivers).
    • Experience with architecture, design and implementation of the physical layer or the MAC/RLC/PDCP layer of one or more of the following wireless communication standards: 5GNR, 5GTF, LTE, UMTS, GSM, TD-SCDMA, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX, NFC.
    • Experience with simulation and modeling of digital communications systems using Matlab, Simulink, Python, C/C++ or other simulation and modeling languages and tools.
    • Experience writing tools (in scripting languages such as Python, or C# or C/C++) and performing test automation.
    • Experience controlling instruments through a SCPI interface.
    • Basic understanding of signal processing and RF concepts
    • Experience using test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, etc.

Job Function


R&D Layer 1 SW Engineer



CSG Wireless

Employment Program:


Duration (temp position only):

Not Applicable

Relocation Benefits:



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Staffing Recruiter:

Thyra Farkas




Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


EMEA : Spain : Andalusia : Malaga


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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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