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EDA PDK Engineer

Experience Level:  Recent College Grad
Job Type:  Full-Time

Spain - Barcelona, ES

Requisition ID:  7643

Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) supplies innovative semiconductor solutions that make a better world possible. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including consumer electronics, smart home/IoT, automotive, EVs, battery-powered appliances, network infrastructure, healthcare and aerospace/defense. Visit to learn how our diverse and innovative team is helping connect, protect and power our planet.


Qorvo is All Around You! We manufacture innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity to enable high-performance applications for advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications for 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications. We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Our people are always at the core of Qorvo’s innovation. Qorvo is a place to stretch your imagination and push boundaries to achieve success.


Qorvo's Electronic Design Automation (EDA) team is at the heart of nearly every design activity in the company.  As an engineer developing semiconductor design tools, you'll be working directly with design engineers in each of our business units to deliver complex applications and development kits that enable Qorvo's innovative semiconductor products.  Learning our processes from the ground up, you'll build valuable experience learning how real-world semiconductor manufacturing processes are implemented.  You'll build on your understanding of solid-state theory and applications; learn how modeling and simulation practices are put to use in the product design flow; and also refine your software development skills using best practices, based on agile methodology, AI applications, and object-oriented development.


As a Process Design Kit (PDK) Engineer in our EDA team, you'll be responsible for the following:

  • Implementing design kits per process and product requirements
  • Developing, testing, and deploying software packages and other design tools 
  • Developing and supporting code to perform physical verification checking (DRC and LVS)
  • Implementing, testing, and deploying scripts and other design automations and tool integrations
  • Supporting internal and external customers
  • Building out a robust quality assurance (QA) infrastructure to support testing of EDA tools and applications
  • Building and maintaining portions of the EDA intranet site(s) for our internal products


To be successful in this role, you'll have an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree, but you'll bring a solid background in computer science fundamentals and programming:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering required.  MS and/or up to a year of relevant internship/work experience strongly preferred
  • EE coursework or work experience in analog circuits, solid state, RF, and/or semiconductor manufacturing
  • CS coursework or work experience in object-oriented (OO) design, data structures, analysis of algorithms, databases, networking
  • Excellent programming skills in C, C++, and Python
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles:  agile methodology; requirements analysis; testing and test case generation; verification & validation; documentation
  • Comfortable and proficient in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Experience with modern development tools:  git, IDEs (PyCharm, Visual Studio, and/or VS Code)
  • Strong problem solving and debugging mindset



This position is based in Barcelona, Spain.








We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF and Power solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.


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