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HW Test Engineer 1

Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 02/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Hardware Job Number: 19423

Position Title:  HW Test Engineer 1

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Redmond, Washington.

Job Requirements:
  • Design verification of RF subsystem related to cellular modem design.
  • Activities will include device preparation (OS/UEFI/modem) loading, RF test equipment maintenance, RF station calibration for maintaining lab data accuracy.
  • Testing multiple different LTE test parameters using existing test software and reporting and analyzing test data.
  • Test data need to be presented on regular basis in graphical representation and any deviation from specification should be logged in bugs.
  • Supporting reworks on devices involving 0202 components.
  • Maintaining lab inventory for cables, RF accessories, device inventory etc.
  • Reviewing modem level and OS level logs to root cause issues seen.
  • Issues identified during testing need to be debugged and various hardware or software workarounds or solutions will need to be tested to understand the issue and possible fixes.
  • Coming up with test efficiency improvement plans and automation improvements.
  • Create new test plans to improve RF test coverage and or create targeted testing for a new feature.

Job Qualifications:
  • BS with 5 to 10 years of relevant RF hardware and system design for consumer electronic products.
  • Experience soldering under microscope for small 0202 components
  • Programming experience in LabVIEW/C#/Python/Excel Macros is a plus
  • Must have prior experience in using LTE test equipment like CMW500, Anritsu Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C
  • Experience in root causing RF test failures, and understanding layer 1 radio parameters
  • Prior experience filing bugs and follow up on bug resolutions, capture device and test equipment logs etc.
  • Prior experience with modem and Wi-Fi chipsets and applicable chipset tools is preferable.
  • Working knowledge of EM and antenna theory inside portable wireless devices, including proper grounding, isolation, and desense mitigation techniques.
  • Must have a good drive to resolve any technical issues seen independently and to multi-task.
  • Must have ability to communicate well with broader team.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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