RF/Microwave Design Engineer

Date:  Jan 28, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48507

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, simulation, prototyping, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~15,000 employees create world-class solutions in communications, 5G, automotive, energy, 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, Equity & 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


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.


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. You will solve design problems found in prototypes, pilot units, and production units.

Job Qualifications


Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. Degree or equivalent work experience in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 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.
  • 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:


  • Prior work experience in electronic design especially at high frequencies.
  • Experience with Mentor or similar design tools including schematic capture and layout
  • Experience with Spice and CST simulation tools or equivalent.
  • Experience in block diagrams of up-converter and down-converter superheterodyne products.

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:


Hiring Manager:



Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

California Pay Range: $126,930 - $211,550

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


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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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