RF System Test Engineer - 701181
Intel - Hillsboro, OR

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RF System Test Engineer




Job Description: InIntel's Mobile Communications Group (MCG) seeks an experienced and a highly motivated RF expert with proven experience in mobile communications product manufacturing test. Responsibilities include working in a test development team to scope, develop, and support deployment of RF tests and tools supporting Intel smartphone and tablet products. Duties also include researching Intel RF roadmaps to determine next generation RF testing challenges, and work with silicon and HW design teams to ensure product manufacturability and testability. Detailed knowledge of RF transceiver technologies and the manufacturing test environment is critical to this role.

Responsibilities: Establish the phone and tablet test development RF roadmap. Validate and document RF test strategies for platform form-factor reference designs (FFRD) and product manufacturing test. Support test strategies deployed to board and system manufacturing. Assess industry equipment capability to ensure Intel developed test and tool compatibility with industry test equipment, and enable industry equipment capability for future technology. Help analyze factory test data to determine RF test capability and stability, as well as to assist diagnosis of manufacturing and test issues in the factory. Work closely with cross functional teams on complex system issues to determine creative and effective resolution. Some domestic and international travel required


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline and 6+ years of detailed RF experience in transceiver development, testing, and the integration of transceiver solutions in an end product (handset/tablet)

Knowledge of 3GPP standards in relation to RF parametric testing

Knowledge of digital and mixed-signal products

Ability to analyze board and system level schematics and board files

Knowledge of automated RF testing and calibration suitable for smartphone and tablet manufacturing test

Ability to root cause RF system performance issues

Expertise in use of communication testers such as CMU200, CMW500, Agilent 8960 and related RF test equipment

One year of implementation experience for LTE RF systems

Direct factory and customer support experience involving resolution of issues with designers, support engineers and customers

Experience in HW troubleshooting

Self motivated with strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to resolve ambiguity to create clear action plans

Ability to create clear documentation of test SW requirements, strategies, and SW tool/test implementation

Preferred Candidates will have experience in:
Working knowledge of 2G, 3G and 4G air interface

Development of test scripts for use with test equipment and experience interpreting and presenting results in an easy-to-follow manner/format

Experience with Intel Smarti (TM) transceiver is highly desirable

Experience programming in C/C++ on embedded products

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Primary Location


USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

Full/Part Time


Full Time

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Posting Date


Nov 22, 2012

Apply Before


Jun 28, 2013

Business Group

Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

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We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel's discretion

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