Software/Firmware Engineer

Date:  Sep 9, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  47206

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 a Software/Firmware engineer, you join a high-performance R&D team which is part of Keysight’s central research and development organization, Keysight Laboratories. Our team helps research, create, validate, and implement technology involving RF/microwave solutions, best in industry low-phase-noise references and phase-lock-loop structures and high-performance digital baseband with Keysight’s next generation ASICs.

Your focus will be on collaborating closely in a team environment to create software which performs the hardware control, hardware testing/validation, and signal processing tasks necessary for development of cutting-edge microwave, analog and digital electronic modules and subsystems. This includes interfacing with an FPGA or microcontroller (over PCIe, USB, or other methods), performing register-level control sequences, and controlling peripheral devices (ADCs, DACs, power controllers etc.) over various hardware control interfaces (SPI, I2C etc.).

Job Qualifications


Required Skills

• BS, MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or applicable engineering degree/experience) 

• A minimum of 6 years relevant job experience or education beyond bachelor’s degree 

• Experience in programming using C/C#/C++

• Experience writing software for control of hardware at the register level or willingness to learn.

• Experience in scientific and mathematical programming algorithms

• Ability to gather requirements from scientists, electrical engineers and do technical documentation

• Good understanding of software development practices and software architecture

• Self-motivated, quick-learner and excellent analytical skills 

• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills 

• Must be flexible, adaptable, and eager to push technical boundaries 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills

• Experience with electronic test and measurement equipment and software is a plus

· Experience in Linux and/or RTOS is a plus

· Digital signal processing (DSP) knowledge is a plus

· Analog, RF and/or microwave circuit knowledge is a plus



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:


Santa Rosa, CA 


Job ID : 47206 


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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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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