RF / Telecom Programmer

Electro Rent Corporation
Van Nuys, CA
$55,000 - $70,000 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description

RF / Telecom Programmer – Van Nuys, CA

Company Profile:

Electro Rent is a leading global provider of test and technology solutions that enable its customers to accelerate innovation and optimize investments. Electro Rent’s rental, lease, sales, and asset management solutions serve industry-leading innovators in communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, education, and general electronics and have done so since 1965.

As the world’s largest resource for testing and technology, we offer equipment from more than 300 brands – ensuring our customers access to equipment that fits their exact need and specifications. Electro Rent is proud to partner with the leading manufacturers who strive to deliver against the latest technologies with quality and reliability.

Electro Rent Leaders Excel at Designing the Solutions that Expedite Equipment Value. When You Want to Move From Design to Delivery in Less Time, Electro Rent Expertise is Unequaled.

Business Profile:

Electro Rent Americas is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

With a deep understanding of test equipment life cycles and utilization, our team of test equipment specialists offer comprehensive strategies that lower the cost of test. Our team, including highly skilled engineers, responsive customer service representatives and excellent global logistics professionals, make sure you get the right test equipment right when you need it. Electro Rent helps design an acquisition approach that helps minimize the cost of acquiring equipment, optimize its use, and maximize return after use, saving time and money at each stage.

Location Profile:

Headquartered in West Hills, California, Electro Rent has locations globally, with key locations throughout the U.K. and North America. Electro Rent is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time supplier, delivering the highest value to its customer while continually pursuing strategic, sustainable and profitable growth.

Position Summary:

The RF/Telecom Programmer position is responsible for developing programs in the calibration lab that will extend internal capabilities and provide improved work flow. The RF/Telecom Programmer will work in multiple programming languages and have a strong understanding of metrology. The success of the RF/Telecom Programmer's product will provide a consistent quality product that the customer may rely upon. Development of higher end programs to meet Z540-1 and 17025 accredited calibrations will extend our reach of customers.

Primary Duties Responsibilities:

Write and deploy test and verification programs around the RF and Telecommunications areas of the lab.

Verify manufacturer and contract programs before they are deployed by the lab with the assistance of lab technicians.

Work with technical staff to specify test equipment required: software controllers, drivers, interfaces and all components required to run the verification and/or test programs.

Verify programs are controlled and archived to the server and only approved programs available for use.

Automating test procedures for instrumentation set-up, checks, verification and programming assistance

Analyze internally developed procedure, bug fix and edit as necessary to incorporate available standards to develop workable solutions


Knowledge of Metrology and the ability to calculate measurement uncertainties.

BS. degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or other related science preferred.

Experience in programming Visual Basic, Fluke MetCal, ESI Mudcats and Metrology.Net preferred. Understanding and experience with automation process controls and instrumentation drivers is a plus.

Prior experience programming controllers to calibration or test Agilent, Fluke, Tektronix, Keysight, Viavi, EXFO, and Rhode Schwartz Performance Verification Software (RSPVS) Instruments is preferred.

Understand electronic instrumentation and their applications and possess the ability to troubleshoot in a calibration and/or test environment.

Ability to work in an electronic laboratory with application engineers and technicians.

Strong computer skills including programming languages, Word, Excel, and ability to learn proprietary database software.

Ability to perform the required physical elements of the job (listed below).

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience Education

1 year experience in Metrology and the ability to calculate measurement uncertainties.

BS. degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or other related science preferred.

1 years’ experience in programming Visual Basic, Fluke MetCal, ESI Mudcats and Metrology.Net preferred.

ITAR Requirements

Due to possible access to product/s or technology that may be controlled by the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other U.S. federal export regulations, a successful candidate for this position will be a “U.S. Person” as defined under 22 CFR § 120.15.

Under this definition, a U.S. Person is a person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). In other words, this includes a U.S. Citizen or U.S. national, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an individual admitted to the United States as an asylee or refugee

Physical Requirements

All positions will require, to some degree, the physical abilities described below to perform the essential functions of the job

Work the expected hours, consistently arrive at work at the agreed time and follow Company rules and guidelines regarding breaks and meal periods. Full time is typically considered to be 40 hours per week

Communicate effectively, both oral (in person and on the phone) and written.

Move around and through all work areas as needed, may include climbing stairs or ladders

Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds (i.e. books, reports, binders etc.)

Regularly sit at the assigned workstation

Use keyboard or equivalent equipment, to access the computer,

Use hands to manipulate documents and general paperwork to view contents

Read documents, reports, files etc.

Communicate effectively using the telephone

*This is a salaried position earning between $55,000 and $65,000 per year depending on experience

Electro Rent is the largest, most comprehensive test equipment services provider for market-leading customers around the world. We are focused on delivering outstanding service for customers across a broad range of industries including Aerospace/Defense, Telecommunications, Mobile/Computing, Power Industrial, Automotive, Medical, Education, New Space, Data Products Rental and more. With 1.1 billion of inventory, immediate shipping to over 100 countries, and a world-class accredited calibration and repair lab, our team of experts solve tough technical and financial challenges related to testing.

Electro Rent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a pre-employment background investigation that may consist of, but is not limited to, a: pre-employment drug alcohol screen, criminal background investigation, and documentation required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 or other applicable regulations. During the background investigation process, a record of conviction or other adverse issues will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from employment. Electro Rent will consider factors such as 1) the length of time that has passed since the offense or adverse issue; 2) age at the time of the offense or adverse issue; 3) the severity and nature of the offense or adverse issue; 4) the relationship of the offense or adverse issue to the position for which you have applied, and 5) evidence of rehabilitation. Additionally, candidates who refuse to submit to a drug and alcohol test or who fail to show up for a drug test within the required time will no longer be considered for employment, and any offer of employment will be rescinded.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 1 year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Van Nuys, CA 91411: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Metrology: 1 year (Required)
  • Programming Visual Basic: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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