At DIRECTV, we're connecting the world through the latest tech, top-of-the-line communications and the best in entertainment. Innovation powers all that we do, and our groundbreaking solutions deliver compelling communication and entertainment experiences to millions of customers worldwide. As part of our team, your next big idea could be our newest innovation. Here's your opportunity to combine your passions for entertainment, media and technology to transform our company and your career. Help deliver the ultimate in video entertainment with an engineering career at DIRECTV. DIRECTV engineers develop world-class technologies that enable an unparalleled entertainment experience for our customers in the United States and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET, and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for twelve years running. In addition to revolutionizing the in-home entertainment experience (with 8 Emmy® Awards for technical achievement), DIRECTV engineers are driving innovations that deliver video beyond the home and even beyond the TV. DIRECTV is seeking a RF subject matter expert to work within a small team of hardware design validation engineers. From DIRECTV product and industry standard specifications, candidate will collaborate with cross functional teams and OEM, SOC, and 3 rd party test vendors to develop and validate hardware tests for implementation in DIRECTV labs and 3 rd party test facilities. Qualified candidates shall have extensive experience in RF and working understanding of industry standard product certification processes and tests with specific experience in MoCA, Wi-Fi, RF4CE, DVB, ATSC, and ISDB-T. Primary Responsibilities: • Collaborate with DIRECTV technical review board to develop hardware validation plans and tests from product and industry specifications for DIRECTV and/or 3 rd party labs • Interface with internal software team and OEM vendors to develop requirements necessary for validation tests • Design test fixtures for DIRECTV and/or 3 rd party labs • Lead test automation efforts • Conduct sourcing of 3 rd party test services • Train test engineers and provide hands on support in test lab • Keep up-to-date on developing technologies, industry trends and standards • Function as Subject Matter Expert and provide technical guidance to management and junior engineers Minimum Qualifications: • BS in Electrical Engineering or similar, MS preferred. • Extensive experience of hardware development and hardware design validation • 7+ years of experience with consumer hardware system design validation including work experiences in the following areas: • Solid understanding of satellite and terrestrial tuners and demodulator including testing methodologies and equipment. RF modulation concept, BER, RX sensitivity, Digital and Analog Filters, RF Power concept. • Solid understanding of antenna theory including antenna characterization (TRP, TIS), RX sensitivity, TX quality, MIMO, antenna diversity and spatial multiplexing. • Solid understanding of wired and wireless networking communication concepts including protocol level communication and MoCA, WiFi, RF4CE technologies. • Relevant and extensive experience of validation in RF system designs and RF circuit designs • Recent experience of RF techniques and RF laboratory test equipment • Good knowledge of the product development process through to manufacturing • A proven record of getting designs right first time • Good written and oral communication skills • The ability to interact effectively at all levels Desired Qualifications: Working design and testing knowledge of the following:
- External Power Supplies.
- Circuit level design experience.