IC Resources Ltd

Principal RF/MMIC IC Design Engineer

Excellent base salary
09 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Leon Morrison
Job Function
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent salary on offer plus bonuses

South of France

A multi national Semiconductor manufacture currently seeks a Principal RF/MMIC Design Engineer for their design centre in the sunny South of France. You will be joining an experienced team developing RF and mmwave integrated circuits for next generation cellular solutions, within a multi-site environment and in this role you will design, simulate and evaluate RF and mmwave integrated circuits (from baseband up to 40GHz). Design areas will primarily encompass challenging mmwave circuits for transmit and receive paths (such as LNAs, mixers, PAs, RF VGAs, phase shifters, passive structures). You will work to implement circuits using either an advanced CMOS technology or high performance SiGe BiCMOS technology.

You will work in close collaboration with system engineers to understand the specification requirements. Using these specifications, you will work to identify, select and develop the best architecture to meet the requirements. You will balance creativity with detailed analysis to validate the architecture and circuit implementation of your block. Extensive simulations will be used to complete the validation of circuit performance. You will also work closely with other engineers to ensure your block can be successfully integrated into the top level, and that the interfaces are fully validated.

You will need to understand layout trade-offs to obtain a fully optimized layout for your circuit and run detailed extracted simulations to take account of layout parasitics. You will model accurately EM effects in the layout and during the design of passive structures. You will be responsible for defining the testability of your block and perform evaluation of the silicon. Building accurate models to match silicon measurements with simulations is essential and you will take full responsibility for optimisation of the silicon where this is needed to reach full specification.

Industry degree qualified the successful applicant will have a minimum of 10 years experience in RF/mmwave IC design, preferably covering the design of integrated wireless transceivers, mmwave and RFIC design. Good understanding of radio system architectures and trade-offs is ideal and experience of advanced CMOS technologies and/or SiGe BiCMOS is essential. They are looking for a highly motivated team player who is passionate about developing high performance RF/MMICs for next generation cellular technologies. The ability to bring innovation to their circuits is also important.

This is a great opportunity for the right person, to join a diverse team working on cutting edge technology in a great location. Contact Leon at IC Resources today to apply and find out more.

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