Remote, FPGA Digital Design Engineer

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  46545

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


To create a complete solution for our customers, you will work engineers from diverse areas of expertise: electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, process engineers and manufacturing engineers. The team works with our planning and marketing departments to transform designs into final products. In this position, you will be designing low level hardware control via software and FPGA designs, digital hardware design including interface logic for control and high-speed serial busses. You will work with simulation tools and design tools to implement your ideas. As the leader in measurement, all our designs push the state of the art to make the best possible products for our customers.


For locations hired outside of Santa Rosa there will be travel required to Santa Rosa CA for training and collaboration through project lifecycles.


Primary job responsibilities include:


  • Develop, design, measure, and troubleshoot digital logic and FPGA hardware and software.
  • Design subassemblies for Keysight products and specify the components that make up the product.
  • Designs may include interface logic for control, high speed serial busses (PCIe, Aurora, Ethernet), power and control circuits.
  • Assist in instrument architecture decisions with other engineers to select vendors and components, and troubleshoot and fix problems.
  • Accomplish design goals through simulation, schematic capture, and layout tool.
  • Document designs including the design goals, the core concepts of the design, the theory of operation, the details of the design, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Support the transition of the design to full production and delivery.
  • Solve design problems found in prototypes, pilot units, and production units.
  • Collaboration with other functional areas such as marketing and manufacturing.
  • Define the DSP architectures of an FPGA or digital ASIC.
  • Design sophisticated functions and algorithms in the industry highest end FPGAs.
  • Close collaboration with hardware and firmware design engineers.
  • Develop testbenches for own designs.


 If you're up to the challenge, come join our high caliber team.

Job Qualifications



•    BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science.
•    2-5+ years of demonstrated experience in in coding, synthesizing and simulating Verilog and/or VHDL RTL implementations in FPGA .
•    HDL programming (VHDL/Verilog/System Verilog).
•    Software Experience (C/C++/C#/Java).
•    Understand FPGA tool Flow (Xilinx Vivado Tools).
•    An understanding of Analog RF/uW circuit design and power supply distribution concepts is a plus.
•    Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts, both written and verbally.
•    Measurement experience in one or more of the following areas: signal analyzers, signal generators, I/Q modulation and demodulation, phase noise measurements, and vector network analysis.
•    Commitment to excellence and dedication to quality.
•    Team player with strong self-motivation and collaboration skills.
•    Willingness to expand skill set.
•    Able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.

Job Function




Communications Solutions Group - High Frequency Measurements COE

Employment Program:


Duration (temp position only):

Not Applicable

Relocation Benefits:



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Staffing Recruiter:

Tanya Palacios

Hiring Manager:

Monica Harrison


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa || Americas : United States : California : Roseville || Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara || Americas : United States : Oregon : Beaverton


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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