Engineer, RFIC Design

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18
Arlington Heights, IL
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Product Definition: Partner with Marketing to define new products through feasibility studies and technical competitive analyses.
  • Product Design and Evaluation: Schematic Capture, IC layout, Simulation, Package Analysis, Design Validation.
  • Product Documentation: Document all relevant product and design information to educate others on novel design techniques and provide guidance on product usage.
  • Product Characterization: Work independently or with Characterization Engineers to define test plan, conduct characterization and analyze performance data.
  • Production ATE Development: Work with Test Engineers to define, develop and ramp production ATE solutions.

Knowledge, Skill and Competency Requirements

Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information. 
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results:  Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Familiarity with analog & RF IC layout
  • Familiarity with cadence verification, ocean scripts
  • Measurement understanding of S-parameters, NF, Linearity, timing etc

The following traits are highly valued:

  • Strength in documentation clarity and completeness
  • Team player with a strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements on schedule
  • Hands on use of lab equipment to validate performance

 Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BSEE with 2 years of IC Design; or advance degree in Electrical Engineering without experience
  • Analog IC design – good understanding of  bandgap voltage references, low-drop out voltage regulators, operational amplifiers etc.
  • RF IC design – good understanding of  RFswitches, Low Noise Amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers etc.
  • Basic knowledge of IC fabrication and how this impacts circuit performance. Good understanding of non-linear effects in transistors

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