OTA Test Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Cisco’s Corporate Compliance organization is looking for an OTA engineer. As an OTA engineer, you will be responsible for validating and analyzing antenna performance of cellular routers, calibrating OTA chambers, preparing reports or related documents, in order to provide support for the certification process. You will closely work with design team for RF design change activities and troubleshooting. The expectation of an OTA engineer at this level is the appropriate application of the following Cisco Leadership Success Factors:

  • Influence through Applied Knowledge
  • Influence through Superior People Skills
  • Contribute to Results
  • Focus on the people and customer
  • Build Business Partnerships
  • Long Range Planning

Who You'll Work With

The Cisco Corporate Compliance OTA team's mission is to champion, facilitate and influence worldwide OTA approvals and market access. As OTA Engineer, you'll provide the highest level of OTA technical expertise while enabling the relevant business processes to ensure compliance engagement throughout the entire product life cycle. You'll ensure the expedient regulatory assessment of products to facilitate required country certifications aligned with business priorities and sustain accreditations for Cisco's extraordinary test laboratories. You'll provide expert guidance to business units to facilitate OTA compliance of Cisco products.

Who You Are

Qualified candidates should possess:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent work experience. MS preferred
  • Knowledge of cellular technologies such as GSM, GPRS, EGPRS, CDMA, 1xRTT, 1xEVDO, UMTS, MIMO, LTE, 5G and Wi-Fi
  • Experience in interpreting global OTA standards including CTIA OTA Test Plan, 3GPP TS 34.114, 3GPP TS 37.554 and etc.
  • Experience in OTA chamber range calibrations and ripple test
  • Experience in carrier certifications such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and etc.
  • Experience in RF test equipment such as CMX500, CMW500, MT8000A, MT8821C, Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Channel Emulator and etc.
  • Experience in OTA test software such as EMQuest and AMS32
  • Configure RF Test equipment for specified conducted and OTA test plans of GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiFi, and/or mmWave systems
  • Fix RF related issues
  • Generate test summaries as well as related documentations

Perform technical reviews of OTA performance data

  • Collaborate with a design team for hardware improvements
  • Tracking testing for multiple projects on tight schedule while providing support to complete projects within deadlines
  • Experience working with external auditors on compliance initiatives, particularly in relation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Why Cisco 


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box! 

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) 

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. 

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.