Software Application Engineer (AE)

Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  40903

Job Description

This position is for an Automation and/or Cloud-focused Software Application Engineer (AE) role on the PathWave "Acceleration" team.  This team is responsible for accelerating internal automation and cloud solution development activities across all of Keysight business units, engaging with key customers to build and integrate their distributed solutions with PathWave Test Automation & OpenTAP, as well as PathWave Cloud, and working with 3rd party partners to scale new automation-based solutions into niche spaces.
We are seeking a software application engineer with experience designing, implementing, deploying and maintaining automation-centric test solutions. As a software application engineer, you will be a critical, top-level contributor to Keysight's automation & cloud platforms as they launch both internally and to externally to market. You will work closely with strategic planners, project management, internal stakeholders and key external customers to understand challenges and communicate Keysight's solution to them. You will be a technical leader, providing mentoring, best practices and hands-on guidance to our developers to continually deploy value to all consumers. You will synthesize requirements into actionable architecture and designs, and spearhead implementation.  You are comfortable in front of customers, thrive in ambiguous situations and ideally have some technical sales experience.  More than anything, you thrive on delivering value and building awesome things (with software)!
You will be expected to:
•    Steward the awareness, adoption and support of PathWave Test Automation & PathWave Cloud, their infrastructure internally, externally and with 3rd parties.
•    Engage the community and broadly evangelize the OpenTAP (www.OpenTAP.io) open source project to new parties.
•    Train/educate customers, internal stakeholders and 3rd party partners on Keysight PathWave Test Automation & PathWave Cloud capabilities.
•    Drive communication with diverse stakeholders, understand requirements and translate them for the development and planning teams.
•    Effectively communicate up and down across cross-functional teams (sales organization, product management and R&D).
•    Travel to, or virtually engage, internal and external development teams to catapult their projects forward.
Position can be based in any major Keysight location in Western US: Everett, WA, Santa Rosa, Santa Clara, El Segundo, San Diego, CA; Loveland, Colorado Springs, CO; Richardson, Austin, TX or Atlanta, GA 

Company Information

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.

We’re recognized as a Great Place to Work across the globe due to our robust culture and dynamic working environment. Our global team acts as “One Keysight,” using collaboration, inclusivity, and integrity to advance technology. We’re driven and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our strong culture extends far beyond our own walls. We leverage our corporate social responsibility framework to support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. 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.

Job Qualifications

•    BS or MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent discipline. 
•    3-5 years of software development, application engineering or equivalent experience.
•    Experience taking a software project from an early concept through deployment and support using agile methodologies and CI/CD approaches.
•    Drive / curiosity / self-motivation to solve complex integration challenges and discover new opportunities for success with customers in cutting edge companies ranging from Quantum engineering / Next-gen communications (i.e. 5G, 6G, O-RAN) / Space / Automotive (i.e. eCall, CV2X, Autonomous Driving) / Consumer and Governmental electronic engineering (i.e. NB-IoT), simulation and test
•    Fundamental skills in RF/uW or wireless communications is a plus.
•    Excellent English written and verbal communication skills are a must.
•    Technical sales experience is a plus.
•    Ability to travel (post COVID restrictions), 25% of time.
•    Experience with test automation platforms in general, especially PathWave Test Automation and/or OpenTAP, is a plus. 
•    RESTful and gRPC API design. 
•    Scalable/highly available design experience. 
•    Tools and Languages 
o    C# / .NET Core
o    Python
o    Angular 8+
o    Docker 
o    GitLab
•    Market Segment & Solution Experience
o    Aerospace & Defense
o    Automotive & Energy
o    Wireless Devices & Operators
o    Wireless z& Internet Infrastructure
•    Experience in the Electronic Test & Measurement industry is a plus, especially with:
o    Test Automation and/or ATE software
o    Network Analyzers
o    Signal Analyzers / Generators
o    Oscilloscopes
o    Cellular & Wireless Communication One-Box-Testers (OBT's)
o    Power Supplies
o    Switches & Customer Switch Matrices


  • Position can be based in any major Keysight location in Western US: Everett, WA, Santa Rosa, Santa Clara, El Segundo, San Diego, CA; Loveland, Colorado Springs, CO; Richardson, Austin, TX or Atlanta, GA 

Job Function

R&D, Software







Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 



Colorado pay range: MIN $91,430  121,900   MAX 152,380

Based on experience, education and skills, most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed above.

Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region

Keysight Results Bonus Program Eligible

US Employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, Accident, Disability insurance
  • Business Travel Accident and Business Travel Health
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Time Off, Paid Holidays
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Discounts, Perks
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption Assistance
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)



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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.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Santa Clara || Americas : United States : California : Calabasas || Americas : United States : California : El Segundo || Americas : United States : California : San Diego || Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara || Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa || Americas : United States : Colorado : Colorado Springs || Americas : United States : Colorado : Loveland || Americas : United States : Georgia : Atlanta || Americas : United States : Texas : Austin || Americas : United States : Texas : Richardson

Job ID : 40903 

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