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Qorvo Staff Design Engineer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts


Qorvo is an E-Verify employer.

Site: MA - ChelmsfordBusiness Title: Staff Design EngineerShift: Normal Day


  • Perform detailed transistor-level RFIC design and development, focusing on highly efficient and linear RF power amplifiers, primarily between 2 and 7 GHz for next-generation WiFi and 5G NR applications

  • Design and run detailed circuit and EM simulations using RFIC EDA tools (e.g. Keysight ADS, Cadence) to accurately predict performance of final product

  • Implement RF integrated circuits including layout of all active and passive circuit elements, along with design verification (design rule checking and layout-versus-schematic)

  • Coordinate with other members of a team to integrate RFIC designs into multi-chip modules. Draft packaging and assembly drawings for modules

  • Plan and support test and measurement for evaluation of prototype designs. Document and summarize design data to support team members

  • Support Product Marketing and Applications Engineering throughout the product development lifecycle with product prototypes and samples, data and design summaries, and application circuit recommendations


  • BSEE degree required; MSEE preferred

  • 7+ year experience in RFIC design

  • Proficiency with Keysight ADS and/or Cadence for all stages of RFIC design, including Harmonic Balance, S-Parameter, Transient and Envelope Simulation. Detailed transistor-level knowledge of RF and microwave circuit design techniques including linear power amplifier design; high-efficiency power amplifier design, low noise amplifiers, bias circuits, and module design

  • Knowledge of test and measurement techniques and equipment for RF circuits, such as signal generators, VNAs, and spectrum/signal analyzers

  • Use of EM simulators such as ADS Momentum, ADS FEM, and/or Ansys HFSS in conjunction with circuit simulators to accurately predict overall circuit performance

  • Require MS in Electrical Engineering (or foreign equivalent) and five years of experience in RFIC layout and tape-out, using III-V HBT, III-V HEMT, Si CMOS, SOI, and/or BiCMOS technologies; use of DRC and LVS in Cadence and/or Keysight ADS; circuit and EM simulation in Cadence and Keysight ADS including experience with ADS Momentum, ADS FEM and/or HFSS; discrete power amplifier design for frequencies of 2-7GHz; measurement of designed circuits after tapeout; knowledge of test and measurement techniques for RF circuits; and use of signal generators, vector network analyzers, and spectrum/signal analyzers

  • Understanding of thermal management in power amplifiers

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly motivated and very interactive team environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and progress status in presentations and written reports

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT QORVO Your car. Your smartphone. Your wrist. Your heart. Even outer space. All around you, Qorvo products are at work, connecting and protecting the world. We bring core technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions to mobile, infrastructure, defense/aerospace and Internet of Things markets. Transforming the way you live, work, play and communicate — that's what inspires us.

At Qorvo, we are driven by the possibility of discovery — of new technologies and advancements in design, manufacturing and communications that make the world a better, more connected place. We've been working on that for more than 30 years, both as innovators and as stewards of our global community. And we are just getting started.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.

Location: MA - Chelmsford

Activation Date: Monday, June 29, 2020

Expiration Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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