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Sr. MMIC Design Engineer

We are looking for a senior MMIC designer responsible for the development of innovative, leading-edge GaN and GaAs-based RF/Microwave products. This will involve design and development of MMIC-based RF/Microwave products using advanced GaN and/or GaAs technologies. Additionally, depending on experience level, a significant portion of time could be involved in mentoring other team members in contributing new and innovative design ideas. You will be a key member of an integrated product development team that includes marketing, program management, mechanical engineering, product engineering, package engineering, test engineering, applications engineering, manufacturing, operations, quality and reliability, and senior management. 
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Technical lead role for MMIC based product development.
  • MMIC design using linear and nonlinear models and 2.5D and 3D electromagnetic simulators.
  • Integrate MMIC(s) into single or multichip modules.
  • Manage product checkout, optimization, and design verification testing (DVT) in the Microwave Lab.
  • Execute DVT analysis and present results to the internal and/or external customer.
  • Support product through critical lifecycle stages including concept/feasibility, development, qualification, and production.
  • Mentor others in design concepts and best practices.
  • Publish novel design work internally or externally (IMS, BCICTS, GOMAC, etc.) to promote Qorvo’s technology and design capabilities.  Submit invention disclosures for potential patents where applicable.
Required Technical Skills and Experience:
  • Recent and relevant experience designing microwave/millimeter-wave MMIC amplifiers, switches, phase shifters, attenuators, hybrid multichip modules, or transmit/receive front-end modules (FEMs).
  • Experience in advanced III-V compound semiconductor technologies, specifically GaN and GaAs. 
  • Expert-level understanding of FET behavioral characteristics is desired.
  • Expert-level user of either ADS or Microwave Office (MWO) nonlinear simulators; and one or more of the following 2.5D or 3D EM simulation tools:  SONNET, Axiem, Momentum, HFSS, or Analyst.
  • Strong understanding of microwave measurements and calibration methods:  S-parameters, power, efficiency, source/load pull, noise figure, linearity, and intermodulation distortion.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to concisely summarize highly technical concepts.
Desired Experiences:
  • Design of high-performance millimeter wave GaAs or GaN MMIC power amplifiers with simultaneous power, bandwidth, efficiency, and linearity requirements.
  • SiGe and/or CMOS-based RFIC/MMIC, analog, and mixed signal design experience is a plus.
  • Published author in technical journals and/or magazines.
  • Strong ability to meet customer technical needs and schedules.
Required Education & Experience:
  • BS Electrical Engineering with 7 or more years of experience
  • MS Electrical Engineering with 3 or more years of experience
  • PhD Electrical Engineering (with RF/Microwave focus) with relevant experience
Work Location:  Richardson, TX (preferred location); other options available pending candidate’s experience.
Relocation Eligible:  Yes
Work Authorization:  Must be a U. S. citizen or Green Card holder
Clearance Type:  Must be able to obtain DoD secret clearance
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Location: Richardson, TX, US
Company: Qorvo, Inc.

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