Senior EMC / Wireless Engineer - Compliance

National Instruments   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Telecommunications.


5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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Position Description This position is responsible for:

  • Performing independent testing and evaluation on a variety of products to the provisions of U.S., Canadian and otherInternational product EMC/Wireless standards; writing reports; and communicating with clients. 
  • Providing local expertise for Test and Measurement Equipment, ITE, and Radio Equipment, including complex systems, and mentoring and training less senior technical personnel.
  • Conducting independent evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s).


The Sr. EMC/Wireless Engineer is responsible for more complex projects. To do this, the person must:

  • Read and determine applicability of codes and standards clauses for the EUT (equipment under test)
  • Read and understand schematics, assembly drawings, manuals, etc.
  • Validate the project scope and sample applicability
  • Project manage products through 3rd party certification agencies, mitigating issues, and staying within budget and completion dates
  • Under scope of the project, identify and locate test instruments and equipment required for testing; Follow established test plan; Set up and operate EUT;
  • Conduct thorough construction review; document results
  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests Radiated/Conducted Emissions and Immunity tests; testing of Wifi/Bluetooth products
  • Provide local technical expertise and maintain reviewer status for other engineers and technicians work
  • Proactively develop and communicate test procedures, test plans, new test fixtures and report shells
  • Investigate technical complaints and product failures and support accreditations efforts by engaging in technical audits locally
  • Demonstrate enough product and/or standards knowledge to be considered a subject matter expert (SME)
  • Actively represent NI by participating on standards/industry committees and/or associations.
  • Perform preliminary design reviews (PDR)
  • Follow quality control procedures and follow Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Communicate project status and test results to R&D client, sales personnel, and management throughout testing.
  • Provide on-going support to clients as needed




Basic Qualifications: 

  • 5years’ experience in Regulatory EMC/Wireless Compliance, including testing, report generation, and working with or at a 3rd party certification agency or lab
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) plus 5years’ experience OR Associates Degree or 2year technical degree plus 7years’ experience in EMC/Wireless Compliance


  • Bachelor's degree in ElectricalEngineering
  • Strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills to interact with Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, 3rd Parties and external customers
  • Attention to detail with high aptitude for quality control, documentation, and repeatability
  • Strong understanding of electronics, engineering, and safety compliance principles, theories and concepts in accordance with national and international standards
  • ISO GUM measurement uncertainty analysis experience
  • Knowledge of ISO17025 (Previous accreditation implementation a plus) and preferably IEC 80079-34
  • Strong understanding of IEC 61326-1, IEC 61000 series, EN 55011, and EN 55022 standards
  • Preferable understanding of wireless radio testing and certification, the RED, FCC requirements, and 301489 series of host devices
  • Software programming in LabVIEW a plus
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions