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Application Engineer

Date:  Nov 2, 2019
Country:  United States
State / Province:  Illinois
City:  Arlington Heights
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  35252

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. 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 consistent measurement science.

This job will be part of the Communications Solutions Group, which is responsible for Keysight's portfolio in the Wireless Data Ecosystem, including wireless devices, operators, internet infrastructure, and Aerospace & Defense. Our software-centric solutions accelerate our customers' time to market and reduce their costs - giving them a competitive advantage in today's and tomorrow's technology waves.

Job Description

The role is part of the Keysight “Network Emulation Solutions” (NES), Customer Support Organisation, delivering post-sales customer support for 4G & 5G test solutions directly to key customers. The successful candidate will be a bright and proactive engineer with a good theoretical and practical knowledge of physical layer, protocol and RF testing and good communicator that enjoys taking on complex technical challenges and working in a customer facing environment.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Work on the development of protocol testing products Keysight is developing for 5G (5th Generation) wireless communications developed by the 3GPP ( 3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards body
  • Develop functional, performance and RF measurement test cases using Protocol R&D toolset or Protocol Conformance test set based of 3GPP NR Specifications 38.523-1 and 38.523-2.
  • Support new 3GPP 4G/5G L1,L2,L3 feature integration
  • Test and debug the full suite of Keysight products from the developer’s tool set to the conformance and Inter-operability products.
  • Debug customers’ 3GPP 4G/5G protocol L1,L2,L3 issues, analyze logs and work with Keysight internal teams (e.g. R&D) to resolve issues.
  • Build technical, credible relationships with key customer engineering personnel becoming a resident expert for key customers.
  • Work closely with customers to understand their system and testing needs, creating demand for additional sales and feeding requirements to R&D and product planning
  • Utilize a range of methods to efficiently solve customer issues, including e-mail, telephone, remote access sessions to customer systems and customer onsite visits.
  • Help in preparation of internal and external training material and participate in customer facing training sessions when required.
Job Qualifications

Required Skills 

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent education with emphasis in wireless communication systems.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in telecommunications role
  • Good working knowledge of 3GPP 4G/5G Access Stratum protocols (L1/L2/L3).
  • Strong understanding of RF and wireless test and measurement applications.
  • Experience with 4G/5G mobile device testing and script development on test equipment’s.
  • Proven experience creating and maintaining test tools with some of these programming languages; (C#, C++ or VB), Python
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with customers and internal teammates.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Effective presentation and problem-solving skills.

Desirable Skills 

  • Familiar with testing wireless communications devices using base station emulation, fading emulator, drive test simulator, spectrum/signal analyzers, signal sources and network analyzer.
  • Working experience of scripting with TTCN-3
  • Ability to adapt to changing product requirements during development in response to an aggressive marketplace
  • Experience working across teams and geographies
  • Expertise in measurements instruments automation.
  • Passion for continuous learning in wireless technology.







Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 


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Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : Illinois : Arlington Heights || Americas : United States : Illinois : Schaumburg

Job ID : 35252 

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