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RF Hardware Test Engineer

Redmond, Washington, United States

18 month contract

RF Hardware Test Engineer

Redmond, WA

This individual will join a hardware gaming team! They are looking for an engineer with good RF fundamentals who can help with module testing and antenna testing. Two main skills needed are: 1) (s-parameters, spectrum analyzers) and 2) scripting and executing automated Python scripts or test equipment. Due to WFH conditions, a solid and dependable RF Engineer is needed! Generally, the work will be in the physical lab, sometimes helping support other engineers working remotely by setting up test stations for them. Some automated testing can be done from home, only if there are no other needs. Data analysis on this team is done with Python or Excel.

MUST HAVE SKILLS (5+ years):
1) RF fundamentals - experience with RF equipment, cables, connectors, PCBs
2) Understand how to read existing batch scripts, Python, Labview
3) HW Test with oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, VNA, vector signal generators, power meters
4) BSEE or related degree (RF, antenna, wireless communications)

- Litepoint or IQfact software
- Soldering pigtails
- Debug
- Scripting in Python, Labview or batch

Responsibilities may include:
- Execute automated testing of power, EVM, spectral mask, sensitivity, blocking and other physical layer test for 802.11abgn/ac radios over temperature and voltage
- Utilize Litepoint, IQfact software and existing automated systems to complete test plans and determine if wireless modules meet specs
- Modify IQfact scripts and test flows as needed to complete test plans
- Solder pigtails and prepare DUTs including launching pigtails off SMT pads
- Measure DUT pcb trace losses as well as input and output return losses with a VNA
- Calibrate test systems with VNA
- Debug problems/failures found, first by ensuring test methods and test systems are accurate, then by determining what aspect of the design should be investigated or fixed by the design team
- Modify/upgrade test systems as needed, including working with equipment or SW vendors
- Write bug reports and provide info for design issues found
- Work with design team and iterate on possible solutions, explain and help them reproduce failures
- Achieve full test coverage on multiple DUTs within test windows
- Plot data and summarize results, present results to the team

Passive antenna testing responsibilities:
- Disassemble, solder on pigtails and reassemble DUTs
- Use Satimo chamber to measure passive antenna efficiency, pattern and other antenna parameters
- Generate antenna report (mostly automated)

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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