Project Engineer – Keysight Technologies – Santa Clara, CA

Project Engineer
Keysight Technologies 30 reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Join an extremely talented and multi-disciplinary team uniquely chartered with inventing and developing breakthrough electronic measurement technologies for Keysight Technologies (formerly the electronic test and measurement businesses of Agilent Technologies). As a member of Keysight Labs, the company’s central research organization, you’ll work with a team of world-class experts in fields ranging from photonics and microwaves to FPGA design and software engineering. You’ll see the results of your work in, for example, next-generation high-speed oscilloscopes, advanced 5G test solutions, or revolutionary new optical test instrumentation.

Team members are typically assigned to one of a handful of applied research projects in our research portfolio—each aimed at providing breakthrough measurement technologies for Keysight. The conceptual origins of these projects are often inventions of our own team and typically based on our understanding of the needs of our test and measurement customers. Our role in the central research laboratory is to develop and validate these technologies and, if they prove successful, to assist in their commercialization by Keysight’s businesses. A key step in this process is prototyping of the concept to reduce the risk and demonstrate the technology’s compelling attributes.

To support your work, the team has well-equipped laboratory space and the requisite SW tools. Keysight also employs a number of R&D support organizations that could be leveraged by the successful candidate, including PC design services, low-volume PCB fabrication, and machine shops. Our very collaborative culture means that expert help is often readily at hand.

As a member of our team, your expertise will be applied in a variety of ways and on a variety of projects. You’ll likely be asked to:

Work as part of a team to invent and prove out new measurement concepts with the potential to significantly impact Keysight’s businesses

Prototype these innovative concepts in actual hardware and software to prove feasibility

Work with Keysight’s businesses to transfer the technology into commercial products.

With your skills and experience and a position in Keysight Labs, you will play a leading role in bringing new test and measurement technologies from concept to commercial reality.

To foster innovation and efficient communication, this position requires close collaboration with other team members. Consequently, this job must be performed from our offices in Santa Clara, California.

Job Qualifications

The physical measurements group in Keysight Labs is chartered to deliver breakthrough measurement technologies to Keysight’s businesses. Before these new concepts can be commercialized, they must first be realized and demonstrated in prototype form. We are looking for an engineer with a broad set of engineering skills to help us move quickly from conceptual designs to practical reality. To accomplish this objective, the successful candidate must possess a wide variety of general engineering skills, a willingness to learn new engineering skills as needed, and a passion for bringing new ideas to life through prototyping.

Key technical skills:Software Engineering:
Experience writing scripts, APIs, and GUIs

Familiarity with C, Python, Matlab, and/or SCPI

Ability to develop device drivers and interfaces via USB, PCI express, etc.

Mechanical Engineering:
Fluency with 3D CAD tools, e.g. Creo, SolidWorks, etc.

Experience with 3D printing

Machine shop prototyping capability

Electrical Engineering

Digital and simple RF circuit design expertise

Schematic capture and layout (simple) of PCBs with EDA tools, e.g. Mentor tools

Experience with PCB fabrication options

FPGA programming capability—from VHDL or Verilog through to completed bitstream

Laboratory skills

Familiarity with basic electronic test instrumentation, e.g. oscilloscopes, signal analyzers, and vector network analyzers, and their functions

Experience controlling test or measurement instrumentation from software

Test-automation capability: ability to connect multiple laboratory instruments into a test system and create an automated test program executed from software

Other non-technical skills

B.S. in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 5 years of experience

Ability to write high-quality and easily comprehended project documentation

Excellent verbal communication to support efficient project team interactions

General personal alacrity

A passion for solving technical challenges and prototyping solutions

Job Function



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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.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 441

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