Radio Frequency Test Engineer - Software

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Manufacturing & Operations

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Job Description

Your Career


At Palo Alto Networks, we build the world’s most advanced cybersecurity platforms. The manufacturing operations team is responsible for the manufacturing capabilities to build  our next generation network firewalls. We are looking for a talented RF test engineer with extensive experience in developing test systems for 3G/4G/ 5G and WiFi. The ideal candidate is expected to have a deep test design knowledge of the intricacies of high speed wireless networks, and be able to design and build test systems for factory deployment. 

Your Impact/Role 

  • Responsible for development of manufacturing test systems for wireless products, encompassing 3G/4G/5G/WiFi 6(802.11ax)

  • Evaluate product designs and drive for industry leading test coverage through improvements in product design in DfT

  • Design, develop and implement wireless test strategies for new products and provide expertise on parametric measurement requirements, e.g. TX power, RX sensitivity, vector/modulation accuracy, OTA and conducted testing, etc.

  • Lead development of test fixtures and hardware requirements for deployment

  • Provide RF troubleshooting guidance and leadership to contract manufacturer (CM) on manufacturing failures

  • Perform failure analysis, drive root cause activities and implement effective fixes across manufacturing and repair facilities

  • Build and scale manufacturing lines and ensure smooth operation of the test lines in manufacturing and repair

  • Participate in cross functional project teams, collaborate with supply chain and HW/SW engineering 

  • Able to work independently



Your Experience 

  • Advanced working knowledge in at least one of following wireless technologies: 3G/4G/ 5G and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) implementation and manufacturing test 

  • Advanced expertise on digital and analog design, nice to have.

  • Experience with manufacturing test requirements, designing, documenting  and building ATEs for radio parametric measurements at PCBA level as well as system level conducted and OTA tests

  • Experience with ATE system calibration and radio calibration.

  • Familiar with instrumentation control and measurement, including RF power meters, base station emulators, vector signal generator/analyzer, e.g. Anritsu MT8000 family, R&S CMW500 and or LitePoint IQXEL.

  • Test program development on Labview or equivalent

  • Experience with wireless instrument device driver API is a plus

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills 

  • Experience with SPC.

  • BS/MS in Electronics/Electrical Engineering

  • 8+ years experience in 4G/5G/wifi test development

Additional Information

The Team 

Our World-Wide Operations team is a team of professionals with extensive business and project management experience in the contract manufacturing industry. This team has a proven track record of success in all aspects of supply chain and project management. We’re dedicated to growing production, reducing operating costs, and improving product quality by utilizing World-class Manufacturing concepts to optimize supply chain processes and strategies. Our manufacturing team leadership establishes clear objectives, defining and implementing profit improvement and profiling inventory management, valuation, and lead-time improvement programs. If you have a passion for extensive end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain with the knowledge and experience, we want you! 


Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers who dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: We can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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