NPI Test Engineer (RF/Microwave/Software)

Date:  Jan 29, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  42732

About Keysight

At Keysight, we help companies address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. We offer the most precise electronic measurement tools in the industry, with advanced software to match. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to revolutionize electronic measurement and make a difference in the world.

Job Description

As an NPI Engineer, you will apply your Electrical Engineering and measurement knowledge to a variety of focused hands on projects. You will be part of an instrumental product development team that designs, develops, and tests RF and microwave test equipment.
We are looking for a self-motivated engineer who thrives in a fast-paced development environment and is equally comfortable writing production test code as well as troubleshooting HW issues. The ideal candidate is one who is equally comfortable with hands-on hardware testing and software development/test automation.
Your job responsibilities include the following while working with a multi-discipline team, including R&D, Marketing, Sales, Customer Support, & Production.

  • Collaborate with R&D and marketing to develop new product models and features
  • Design and implement calibration algorithms
  • Designs, develops, debugs, evaluate and executes validation and verification tests
  • Designs, develops, debugs and turn-on test boards and test fixtures for the purpose of Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Manage instrument hardware and the measurement, characterization, and calibration processes used during the NPI development phase and into production
  • Design and/or modify test stations, analyze test data and make product specification recommendations
  • Create technical documentation
  • Review/Evaluate and participate in setting production line specifications based on statistical data analysis
  • Evaluates and specifies components that make up the products and extends product life via parts replacement
  • Manage and guide the transition of products and manufacturing processes into production and through the entire life cycle of the product
  • After product release, continue to manage engineering responsibilities for the system, hardware and production processes

Job Qualifications

Required Experience and Skills:

  • BS or MS Degree in Electrical Engineering, with minimum 6 years of experience in RF and uW circuits/products development with measurement algorithm and validation test development experience
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in test & measurements with focus on RF and Microwave theory and applications
  • Experience in developing SW in C/C++/C# and ability to build, test, and debug software
  • Desire to work with worldwide groups and across teams of engineers to achieve objectives
  • Proficient at testing and troubleshooting RF, analog, digital circuits

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts in both written and oral form
  • Propensity for engaging in proactive issue discovery and resolution actions and activities
  • Measurement experience in one or more of the following areas, signal generators, Signal analyzers, I/Q generation, time domain analysis and vector network analysis
  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or product development role
  • Experience in Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma and process improvement
  • Ability to formulate, implement and debug measurement algorithms in modern, object-oriented test development environments
  • Proficient in calculating measurement uncertainties


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 : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 42732 

California Pay Range: $114,160 - $190,270
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)



Careers Privacy Statement 

***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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