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Precision Measurement Scientist

Malibu, CA, USA Req #359
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Precision Measurement Scientist - Engineer V

We are seeking a Precision Measurement Scientist to focus on the development of new complex measurement and characterization techniques by building novel test beds and procedures. You will be an expert and leader in the field of measurement science and work closely with other scientists and design engineers.


-Research and development of new complex measurement and characterization techniques.

-Build and develop new test beds and methods for scientific measurements.

-Collect and analyze measurement data manually, or produce methods for automated data collection.

-Be a leader and mentor to other junior test engineers and scientists.

-Work with other scientist and design engineers to develop test strategies and measurement techniques.

-Must be comfortable working in a research laboratory environment.

-Able to work on multiple projects and interact with multiple project leads.


-Experience with developing complex scientific test beds and using complex measurement and characterization methods.

-Strong experience with high-frequency RF/microwave components and measurement techniques.

-Understanding of RF design practices such as controlled impedance transmission lines, crosstalk minimization, signal integrity, and power integrity.

-Knowledge of EM and time-domain simulation software such Spice, HSS, or ADS.

-Understanding of advanced high density multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs), ceramic substrates, and single and multi-chip packages.

-Experience using a wide variety of measurement equipment such as High-Speed Oscilloscopes, VNAs, Spectrum Analyzers, Time Domain Reflectometry TDR, Semiconductor Analyzers, Function/Waveform Generators, etc.

-Experience with the latest test equipment and most advanced measurement methods.

-Knowledge of analog/mixed-signal/digital circuits and semiconductor device physics.

-Good understanding of coding languages such as Matlab, Labview, Python, C, C++, etc.

-Able to multi task among different projects.


-10+ years of experience in measurement and development of test beds.

-Bachelor, Master’s, or PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related scientific discipline.

Special Requirements (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions):

-U.S. citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Active SSBI is a plus.

Key words:

Measurement, Characterization, Scientist, Test Bed, Measurement technique, Measurement method, RF measurement, Signal integrity

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA