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Over The Air Test Engineer, Devices and Services



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Quality Assurance
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in OTA testing in the lab environment.
  • Experience in OTA testing for GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GNSS.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3 years of experience in testing Antenna systems for consumer electronics products.
  • Experience using antenna test equipment (e.g., OTA chamber, network analyzers, protocol and signaling testers, CSAR).
  • Experience in identifying the root cause of any discrepancies and troubleshooting problems with devices and test platforms.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multitask across various disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to generate meaningful engineering reports to summarize test results.

About the job

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Hardware Testing Engineering team ensures that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable. In the R&D lab, you design test equipment for prototypes of our machinery and develop the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team. Working closely with design engineers, you give input on designs to improve our hardware until you're sure it meets Google's standards of quality and reliability.

With your technical expertise, you create test plans for highly complex platforms (e.g., validating the interaction of multiple pieces of equipment at the networking and subsystem levels), and using your deep knowledge of component design characteristics, you diagnose highly complex hardware or software issues.

As an Over-The-Air (OTA) Test Engineer, you will work with the Antenna team to test, debug and validate the radiated performance of a variety of Pixel devices and services.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $93,000-$136,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
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  • Facilitate OTA testing and debugging for wearable products in different form factors and with different wireless technologies(e.g., 3G/4G/GNSS/WiFi/BT).
  • Understand new system level features and work closely with Antenna, Certification, or Modem Software teams to bring-up, validate, and test Antenna systems and define test plans.
  • Perform passive and active antenna measurements (e.g., Efficiency/Gain, TRP/TIS, EIRP/EIS) and generate meaningful test reports to help the design team to draw conclusions.
  • Operate and maintain test equipment including calibration, inspection, cleaning, repairing, software/hardware updates, vendor engagement, etc.
  • Identify and recommend creative ways to enhance existing test practices.

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