Principal RFIC Design Engineer, US – Burnsville, MN or remote Work


We are searching for a Principal level radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design engineer to join a strong group of RFIC designers to help lead us in the development of RF transceivers to address the IoT and 5G markets. Working within a dynamic design team you will participate in the development of next generation RFIC products for IoT and 5G wireless communication networks.


  • Specify, design and verify key circuits and sub-systems of integrated RF transceivers
  • Work closely with other teams to facilitate the design and production process,e.g. Software, Signal Processing, Product Integration, Sales & Marketing
  • Provide broad technical expertise and mentor junior engineers within the team


  • Highly motivated, pro-active self-starter
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Team oriented attitude with ability to thrive in a multicultural environment and to communicate well with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Required Experience:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant discipline. BSc, MSc or equivalent
  • 7 to 15 years’ experience of relevant IC development
  • Recent successful RFIC project contributions on highly integrated RF transceivers, ideally related to broadband wireless communication systems, e.g. WiFi or LTE, on a nanometer scale RF-CMOS technology
  • Understanding of Low power / low noise design techniques for Analog and RF
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacture considerations on cutting edge processes
  • Full appreciation of RF and baseband layout techniques

Required Detailed Knowledge at Circuit Level:

  • Multi-Band RF circuit design in the 700MHz to 7GHz range
  • Proficiency in Cadence and/or Mentor frontend and backend tools are absolutely required
  • Familiarity with RF lab equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and vector signal analyzers is required

Additional Useful Experience May Include:

  • RFIC Sub-system and block level definition & specification
  • Integrated single chip RF + Digital baseband projects
  • Top level chip simulation and functional verification
  • Analog behavioral language modeling (e.g. Verilog-AMS)
  • Mixed-mode simulation environments (e.g. mixed verilog and device level )
  • Direct conversion Rx and Tx architectures and associated considerations
  • DFT and BIST for Analog and RF circuits
  • Silicon test and de-bugging


Certified by Operators Worldwide