Production RF Test Engineer
Pivotal Commware develops 5G communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming® , a patented breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. HBF allows Pivotal to create software-defined antennas that can harness, shape and direct radio waves with order-of magnitude advantages over legacy beamforming systems in cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP). HBF enables mobile network operators to maximize capacity, coverage and throughput on demand and is recognized as an essential element in the 5G ecosystem. 5G leadership is pivotal to the US economy, and 5G is Pivotal™.
As a Production Test Engineer, you will be responsible for developing test plans and strategies for the entire production line. You will interact regularly with the electrical, antenna, software, mechanical, and manufacturing teams to develop the tests necessary to ensure a well-built product. You will be responsible for developing test methods, automating tests, data analysis, and ensuring the product is on time, on quality, and on cost.
•Develop engineering and design validation test solutions for our high-volume millimeter wave product.
•Write automation software in Python to interact with units under test, test equipment, instrumentation, and documentation systems.
•Root cause test failures to ensure issues are fully understood and to provide design recommendations for the product to increase reliability and yield.
•Partner with electrical, antenna, software, mechanical, and manufacturing teams.
•Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or similar degree with a minimum of 5+ years relevant experience
•Proficient with RF Test equipment (Signal Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzers etc.) and measurement techniques
•Strong background in programming languages (Python, C#)
•4+ years of test automation experience
•Experience analyzing electrical schematics to develop test plans, improve test coverage, and root cause issues.
•Debugging and troubleshooting skills, ability to isolate issues in complex scenarios
•Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role.
•Ability to support test station setup, troubleshooting, maintenance and calibration
•Process, verify, and analyze measured data; produce clear concise presentations and reports from the findings.
•Capability to deal with ambiguity and define test plans from variables.
•Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding startup atmosphere.
•Travel up to 20% of the time
•Knowledge of Far/Near Field antenna measurements.
•Familiarity with Windows, several programming languages, data manipulation, and general problem solving.
•Familiarity with RF & microwave circuit design a huge plus.
•Experience on embedded devices development.
•Professional experience testing, troubleshooting, and debugging RF electronics (WiFi routers, Bluetooth, phased arrays, modems, etc.).
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
At Pivotal you’ll join a team experienced in advanced communications, commercial antennas, RF circuit design, machine learning and active/nonlinear metamaterials.
Named among Washington’s Top 100 Places to Work in 2018 & 2019, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We highly respect and seek to empower each individual while supporting diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. If you want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you!
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