R&D RF/Microwave Engineer

Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  40958

Job Description

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in hardware and software. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software, and measurement science.

Santa Rosa, in the heart of California's beautiful wine country, is the location of Keysight headquarters. At our headquarters, you'll be part of a team that designs, develops, and tests new products. 

R&D RF/Microwave Engineer
To create a complete solution for our customers, your project team will include engineers from diverse areas of expertise: electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, process engineers and manufacturing engineers. You will also work with our planning and marketing departments to transform your designs into final products.
In this position, you will be designing high-frequency electronic circuits. You will work with simulation tools and design tools to implement your ideas. Some designs will operate at high frequencies with high bandwidth. Some designs will be optimized for lower performance and lower cost. As the leader in measurement, all our designs push the state of the art to make the best possible products for our customers.

Your primary job responsibilities will include developing, designing, measuring, and troubleshooting analog, RF, microwave, and millimeter wave electronics. You will design subassemblies for Keysight products and specify the components that make up the products. Your designs may include power and control circuits, amplifiers, filters, ALC loops, phase lock loops, microwave components, millimeter wave components, and nonlinear systems. You will assist in instrument architecture decisions with senior engineers, select vendors and components, and troubleshoot and fix problems. You will work in collaboration with other functional areas such as marketing and manufacturing. Accomplishing your design goals will require the use of simulation, schematic capture, and layout tools. You will be required to document your designs including the design goals, the core concepts of the design, the theory of operation, the details of the design, and troubleshooting techniques. You will facilitate the transition of the design to full production and delivery. You will solve design problems found in prototypes, pilot units, and production units.

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

Job Qualifications

Experience and Skills:
•   Graduate with Master's or Ph.D. Degree or equivalent work experience in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering (or equivalent) and 5+ years of experience 
•    Demonstrated expertise in RF/Microwave design
•    Experience with circuit analysis and design, CAD schematic tools, circuit simulation tools, and design evaluation.
•    Ability to evaluate alternative circuit approaches and develop the most appropriate choices into robust designs.
•    Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts in both written and oral forms.
•    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.
•    Knowledge of communication systems, including architectural tradeoffs and partitioning impacts.
•    Experience with RF and microwave measurement systems.
•    Commitment to excellence and dedication to quality.
•    A team player with strong self-motivation and good communication skills.
•    Able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.
Additional Desired Skills:
•    Preferred candidate with working experience in RF / analog / electronic design, especially at high frequencies.
•    Experience with Mentor or similar design tools including schematic capture and layout
•    Experience with ADS and CST simulation tools or equivalent.
•    Experience in block diagrams of up-converter and down-converter superheterodyne products.

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



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