Senior Test Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Sensors & Electronics Laboratory – Sensors & Electronics /
/ On-site
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

Essential Duties:
Measure and characterize mixed signal circuits and semiconductor devices.
Collect and analyze measurement data manually, or by writing automated test programs and scripts.
Work with IC design engineers to debug circuits and develop test strategies.
Must be comfortable working in a research laboratory environment.
Able to work on multiple projects and interact with multiple project leads.

5+ years of experience in mixed signal IC testing and characterization.
Test development setup for measuring and characterizing complex analog and digital ICs.
Strong experience working with analog/mixed-signal/digital circuits.
Significant experience with high speed RF/microwave components and measurement techniques.
Understanding of RF design practices (e.g. controlled impedance transmission lines, crosstalk minimization, signal integrity, power integrity).
Experience using a wide variety of measurement equipment such as High-Speed Oscilloscopes, VNAs, Spectrum Analyzers, Time Domain Reflectometry TDR, Semiconductor Analyzers, Function/Waveform Generators, etc.
Able to develop custom code to make automated measurements and to analyze/process data using GPIB, USB, or other data interfaces.
Good understanding of coding languages such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python, C, C++, etc.
Familiar with time-domain simulation software such Spice or EM simulation software a plus.
End to end PCB design experience using common tools such as Altium, Allegro, Eagle, PADS.
Strong hands-on skills in the lab, such as soldering, creating test fixtures and custom wiring.
Experience with the latest test equipment and most advanced measurement methods.
Able to multi task among different projects.
Good understanding of semiconductor device physics and measurement methods for device modeling.
Familiar with digital circuits and FPGA/HDL knowledge a plus.

Education Desired:
Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related scientific discipline.

Special Requirements:
US citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Active SSBI is a plus.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $141,500 - $176,800 + bonus + benefits. 

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Key words:
Characterization, IC Test, Test Engineer, Device Test, Measurement
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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.