Principal Design Engineer

Qorvo - Greensboro, NC3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
Reporting into the Infrastructure division of Qorvo supporting automotive markets
Drive leading edge automotive radio front end module architectures for LTE, 5G and C-V2X systems.
Design laminate based RF front end modules with HBT, SOI, and CMOS technologies.
Familiar with APT and ET power management and the impact on PA design.
Design and perform layout of SiGe and GaAs HBT power amplifiers.
Perform EM simulation at the die and module level. Interface with external customers to show periodic technical status.
Travel a few times a year to support customer meetings.
Lead a small team of designers contributing SOI switches, filters and CMOS controller designs into the modules.
Direct technicians in the tuning and optimization of module hardware in the lab.
Some hands-on work will be required to solve challenging issues.
Work with your cross-functional team members, bring products from conception to full production release.
Support Product Marketing and Applications Engineering throughout the product development lifecycle with product prototypes and samples, data and design summaries, and application circuit recommendations.

12 years in cellular front-end modules and IC design.
Good communication skills written and verbal.
Comfortable interfacing with internal marketing and external customers.
Demonstrated history of successfully designing and production-releasing state-of-the art RFIC’s in III-V HBT and HEMT technologies and/or in RF CMOS, RF SOI and/or BiCMOS technologies.
Proficiency with RFIC EDA tools such as Keysight ADS and/or Cadence.
Experience with EM simulators such as ADS Momentum, FEM, and/or HFSS.
Detailed transistor-level knowledge of RF and microwave integrated circuit design techniques including linear power amplifier design, RF switching, low noise amplifiers, bias circuits, and multi-chip module design.
Understanding of thermal management in power amplifiers.
Ability to work in a fast paced, highly motivated and very interactive team environment.
Hands-on laboratory work including RF tuning and testing.
Must be familiar with most RF test equipment.
Effectively communicate ideas and progress status in presentations and written reports