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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Test Engineer III in Richardson, Texas

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

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Analyze test requirements for Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) and develop automated test equipment (ATE) capable of satisfying customer's requirements; create test plans, acceptance test procedures; increase test capabilities for the MMIC team through planning, coordinating, scheduling and equipment design, selection and fabrication; Perform database administrative tasks, Perform set-up, calibration, test and troubleshooting of RF assemblies with minimal supervision; design test fixture assemblies, generate and adhere to detailed design verification test plans; prepare technical reports summarizing findings to technical problems; perform complex troubleshooting and failure analysis testing of MMICs; perform product qualification tests and/or environmental stress testing of packaged products; assist with managing lab assets, significant amount of work is performed under microscopes.

  • Analyze customer specifications to identify unique and routine test requirements.

  • Analyze customer specifications to identify test requirements and test configurations

  • Define test equipment, test fixtures, software/hardware requirements in the acceptance test procedure.

  • Develop test plans, test equipment configurations, and software interfaces required for testing

  • Develop software programs for ATE for MMIC testing

  • Perform database maintenance and administrative tasks on the MMIC test database

  • Perform RF characterization on power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, and signal control MMICs

  • Set-up test equipment and perform s-parameters, output power, noise figure, and two-tone measurements of MMIC products using necessary calibration standards.

  • Perform on-wafer probe testing and assist in the design and assembly of RF test fixture and PCB designs

  • Troubleshoot complex RF circuits with minimal supervision

  • Perform critical thinking and have excellent troubleshooting / diagnostic skills relative to RF microwave fundamentals and theory

  • Perform statistical analysis and write technical summary reports

  • Ability to perform tasks without supervision and minimal inputs

  • Obtain quotes from vendors, lead procurement, and assist with inventory as needed

  • Manage laboratory assets and track equipment calibration as needed.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related field or equivalent education and experience.

  • 5+ yrs RF experience specific with ATE for RF/Microwave and components including the development and testing of components; experience in build rack & stack test equipment;

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to Government Contracts

  • Required to obtain and maintain security clearance


  • Experienced developing ATE software and operation of wafer probe stations, Keysight vector network analyzers, digital multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, performing RF calibrations, and use of other microwave test equipment such as couplers, attenuators, loads, isolators, and bias networks.

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and technical drawings

  • Ability to work under a microscope viewing sub-micron geometries

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronics principles and theory

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required

  • Motivated self-starter and with the ability to use independent judgment and work independently in an engineering environment

  • Proficient in performing RF characterization of GaN/GaAs MMICs (s-parameters, large-signal measurements, two-tone tests and stability testing); experience with RF test through Ka-band

  • Experience in PCB design and/or RF test fixtures

  • Experience with DoD/military qualification test requirements

  • Ability to wire bond MMIC assemblies to prepare for test.

  • Software programming skills with LabView, C, C++ and/or Visual Basic

  • Experienced using CAD tools such as AutoCAD of Gerber Viewers

  • Perform MMIC layout tasks associated with design submission to foundry

  • Experience with MySQL Database administrative functions

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Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Advertising Title: Test Engineer III

Requisition ID: 2020-4073

Street: 405 International Parkway