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RF Desense Hardware Engineer, Google Nest



Other Engineering
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a hardware engineering role.
  • Experience using common RF test equipment (signaling/non-signaling tester, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers).
  • Experience with RF/Desense/Antenna fundamentals and wireless/circuit design, and associated MLB/FATP and firmware/system debug.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience on cellular or WiFi wireless systems for consumer electronics including prototyping, testing and manufacturing support
  • Experience with PCB and EM simulation tools, CST, HFSS, AWS…etc.
  • Experience with RF test equipment call box; UXM, CMW500, MT8000, IQ…etc.
  • Familiar with carrier desense requirements and process.

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and integrating high quality wireless subsystems for the wide variety of Google Nest next generation products. You will be a member of a talented and diverse team of other desense engineers and will work with the product hardware. At the front line of wireless system integration, we need to work with antenna, RF, EE, and MFG teams to develop the best tools to satisfy speed, accuracy, repeatability, and quantity requirements. Our work directly impacts the system performance, certification, and user experience.

The Google Nest team focuses on hardware, software and services offerings for the home, ranging from Nest thermostats to Nest smart displays. The Nest team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make users’ homes more helpful. Our mission is the helpful home: to create a home that cares for the people inside it and the world around it.


  • Support internal, cross-functional, or external collaborations for Desense-related issues, including Design, validation, execution, FA, and manufacturing. EM simulation for initial performance prediction or issue debugging.
  • Review designs of grounding architectures, schematics, and layouts from Desense perspective. Author SOPs, document findings, generate reports, propose and experiment on solutions.
  • Execute DOEs, analyze lab and factory data, and perform FA to root-cause failures and improve Desense performance. Execute and verify desense test plans to ensure the consistent, high performing products that Nest customers expect.
  • Attend factory production meetings and collaborate with counterparts to help on validation and test issue debugging.
  • Travel in business trips for project bringup and lab/factory onsite debugging if needed.

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