RF Test Engineer

Trimble Navigation Limited Inc Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

RF Test Engineer - Contractor Position

Background

Trimble is planning to conduct a series of tests on various RF devices over a 3 month timeframe. For this short-term project, we are assembling a small team of engineers and technicians to evaluate devices, set up lab experiments, configure & automate test equipment, and analyze data. Test results will be documented and delivered to management in a final project report.

Statement of Work

  • Review tests plan documents for efficiency and effectiveness

  • Conduct equipment calibration prior to all experiments

  • Conduct preliminary experiments on small number of devices to refine test plan

  • Develop and refine laboratory test procedures for testing interference of various non-GNSS signals to GNSS receivers

  • Write programs in SCPI, NI LabView, Microsoft Visual Studio (C#), Matlab, or similar languages, to automate lab equipment

  • Work with GNSS engineering to compare analytical performance to measured performance

  • Define procedure for automating test equipment, collecting data, and reducing data to a presentable result for management.

Skills/Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher, Electrical Engineering

  • 7 years, or more, experience working with RF laboratory equipment

  • Full knowledge and experience working with network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, RF antennas and cabling, RF signal power measurements. Specific equipment brands include Keysight (Agilent/HP), National Instruments, Stanford Research Systems (SRS), Rhode & Schwarz. Experience with GPS signal generators or simulators a plus.

  • Experience programming lab test equipment automation, e.g. SCPI, GPIB, HPIB, LabView

  • Ability to spot-check equipment in real-time to confirm it is functioning properly

  • Knowledge of high power amplifiers, RF filters

  • Knowledge of how to configure Trimble GPS/GNSS receiver products a plus

Trimble Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

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