Module Test and Characterization Engineer at Broadcom Inc. in San Jose, California

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Join our world class Research and Development team focused on developing leading-edge solutions for the current and emerging wireless RF Market targeting the RF Front End portion of Smart Phones and other mobile devices. Develop innovative multi-mode single-band and multi-band multi-mode Front End Modules (FEMs) for standards such as W-CDMA, HSDPA/HSUPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, and NR 5G to shape our next-generation product family. You will be part of a winning project team designing highly integrated modules. You will be an integral part of the development team responsible for hardware bring up and optimization. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Design and bring up of test systems (HW/SW) for module characterization and troubleshooting

  • Define, coordinate and/or conduct experiments for module performance optimization and design down selection

  • Collect, analyze and report findings to respective Project Managers

  • Monitor highly automated tests.Supervise technician(s) and utilize their help with test preparation

  • Review/Present/Explain/Expand the system-generated plots and data visualizations

  • Dig deeper into the data: skilled in developing and maintainingSW modules for on-the-fly data analytics

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proficient in use of RF test equipment including characterization of Low Noise Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, High Power High Isolation Multi-Throw Switches, various Coexistence and Noise Power Filters and auxiliary circuits

  • 3 or more years of work experience in RF & Microwave

  • RF instrument exposure to at least one of the following:

    • Spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, non-linear vector network analyzers, signal sources, signal analyzers, power meters, etc.

  • Proficient in use of DC/Transient equipment

  • Knowledge of Excel, power point, word and/or Google Docs

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, project-oriented, team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, create and meet schedules

  • Knowledge and experience with Cellular Power Amplifiers, RF Switches and RF MEMS processes is a strong plus

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on RF/Microwave Technology and 3+ years experience or Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on RF/Microwave Technology and 5+ years experience

Desired Skills:

  • Hands-on lab experience in VNA calibrations (E-Cal & on-wafer), Keysight and NI instruments

  • Familiarity with 3GPP specifications and testing requirements

  • Familiarity with programming languages like Perl, Python, Matlab, LabView, VEE, C++, C#, etc.

  • Data processing skills & exposure to data analyzing programs like JMP, R, Python, etc.

  • Instrument automation experience.

Broadcom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records consistent with local law.

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