R&D Software/Firmware Engineer

Date:  Jan 12, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  47281

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

As part of the High Frequency Measurement Center of Excellent (COE) organization, you will be working with engineers around the world to create test and measurement products that delight our customers. You will be part of a development team responsible for the software deliverables needed to control and calibrate signal generators.


We're proud to be an engineering group trusted by clients worldwide. We're not just invested in engineering; we're invested in people. We value the important connection between work and life. Our employees are empowered by the flexibility they have to meet their obligations outside of work. We seek out and welcome diversity in our global teams.


As a firmware engineer, you will focus on the design, development, and testing of software that controls the signal generator’s hardware. As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Review and understand Customer Requirements
  • Review, created, or update Product Definitions
  • Participate in software scheduling and architectural design
  • Implement software that controls the hardware to generate signals
  • Lead/participate in design and code reviews
  • Work closely with QA and NPI engineers to ensure software meets quality standards
  • Properly document solutions
  • Attend and participate in project meetings
  • Stay current with evolution of software and measurement tools

Job Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS/MS and 5+ years experience required, or PhD candidate, in CS or CE
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages (C++)
  • Demonstrated software development experience through entire project lifecycle
  • Experience completing integrated hardware & software systems
  • Experience working with cross functional geographically disperse teams.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership
  • Ability to lead/motivate team members
  • Ability to translate requirements through design/implementation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with the Atlassian tool chain and Agile software development
  • Experience with Measurement instrumentation 
  • Experience with Linux


Location: This role requires an in-person, hands-on SW/Firmware engineer who can physically work at the Santa Rosa, CA 


Based on EAR (Export Administration Regulations), compliance on Technology Transfer,  we are unable to sponsor for work Visa.


Job Function




Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:


Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 47281 


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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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