R&D SW/FW Expert Engineer

Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: Penang, MY

Job ID: 24925

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Job Description

We are looking for professional, passionate and versatile R&D SW/FW Engineer to join our team to execute complete software/firmware design & development in new product lifecycle.  The key objective for this role is to deliver high performing RF analyzer, receiver or generator by efficiently performing RF hardware orchestration to drive the measurement system via stable and high quality software/firmware measurement algorithms for the equipment.  The ideal candidate for this role would share our passion for creating and innovating new technologies in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing new algorithms/methodologies to enable advanced RF & microwave measurement features.
  • Designing, coding, testing and debugging complex software/firmware features.
  • Leading software/firmware design & improving system architecture as needed by working closely with global and cross functional teams.
  • Analyzing and enhancing efficiency, stability and scalability of lower level measurement layers.
  • Performing the role of technical lead engineer to participate in product development lifecycle from investigation, definition, development and qualification.
  • Assessing customer requirements, defining design components and workflow that aligned with the system architecture.
  • Creating and managing work breakdown structure to ensure all software/firmware deliverables are aligned with project milestones and able to complete on time.
  • Guiding and coaching younger team members to make progress and willing to spend time to ensure that they are successful in meeting their goals.
  • Working with other R&D and NPI functions to collaborate effectively in delivering complex features and solving complicated defects.
  • Encouraging the culture of peer code review within the team, and actively provide support in solving sophisticated technical issues.
  • Contributing to software/firmware process improvements to ensure high level quality and time-to-market.
  • Willing to learn and share technical knowledge via technical submission and presentation, strong desire to pursue the career path in software/firmware development.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with good knowledge in electrical/electronic hardware system.
  • Good English knowledge, both speech and writing because the candidate will engage with US counterparts very frequently.

Successful candidate for this position should have

  • Good hands-on programming experience in C# or C++, including development of algorithms, using object oriented programming methodologies in design, manipulation of complex data and implementing highly optimized code.
  • Demonstrated leadership in delivering complex software/firmware assignments using in-depth technical knowledge and experience to influence results.  Able to support multiple parallel tasks.
  • Shown evidence of ability to work independently and capable of mentoring engineers technically in delivering innovative features and solving sophisticated problems.  Able to lead challenging and complicated technical discussions to successfully reach agreement among team members. Willing to make trade-offs in own work deliverables to accommodate success of others.
  • Exhibited good track records of versatility, flexibility and positive energy in working with various functional teams to support changing business needs.  Successfully interfaces to teams other than own work group.
  • Effective working habits and behavior that can help to cultivate innovative and collaborative R&D working culture within the team.  He/She needs to cast leadership shadow among peers, modeling good working values in daily work.
  • Knowledge in electrical and electronics engineering, i.e. local oscillator, controller, digital/analog converters, RF microware, digital signal processing, etc. is important.
  • Experience with equipment such as signal analyzer, signal generator, power meter/sensor, etc. is preferred.
  • Showing good practice in agile programming culture and environment is an added advantage.

Job Function








Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 


Privacy Statement 

***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

APAC : Malaysia : Penang : Penang

Job ID : 24925 

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