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Analog/RF IC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

Ireland - Cork, IE

Requisition ID:  2308

About Qorvo

Be a part of a team that’s delivering a new tomorrow. Qorvo manufactures 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.


Decawave is a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive and IoT applications. Decawave was founded in 2007 and has deployed more than 8 million chipsets in more than 40 different market verticals – from smartphones to drones. In February 2020 the company became part of Qorvo and with that the Ultra-Wideband Business Unit (UWBU) within Qorvo Mobile Products.



As Analog/RF IC Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and verification of RF/Analog blocks/subsystems from DC up to 10GHz.  You will work as part of a cross-functional team to deliver the next generation products from concept to volume production.  You will be expected to support concurrent engineering activities to ensure on-going production of quality products with high yield.




Design & Verification

  • Actively contribute to the generation of product specifications (ICs, evaluation system etc.)
  • Design, verify and document RF/Analog blocks/subsystems (e.g. LNA, PA, VCO, PLL, mixers, bandgaps, LDO, DC-DC, ADC, DAC etc), up to an operating frequency of 10GHz, using industry standard tools and design flows
  • Work with IC Layout Design Engineers to optimise design and layout
  • Ensure that designs follow industry best practice design flows, verification techniques, Design For Test (DFT), isolation, power optimisation etc.
  • Create the necessary design and product documentation and host design reviews



  • Interact with other engineers in the mixed signal, systems, digital/baseband/SW teams to ensure products are delivered to meet or exceed specifications, on time and where applicable within budget.
  • Support IC Applications team in solving customer issues and solving and anticipating potential issues.
  • Support concurrent engineering teams to ensure issues with current products are resolved in a timely manner and to ensure their on-going high yield in volume production.
  • Produce high quality RF/Analog systems/sub-systems using industry best practice methods for design, verification and test according to project plans
  • Produce block specifications and verification reports
  • Actively participate in developing ICs targeted for high volume automotive by collaboration with the entire product team




  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering or related field and 8+ years of experience in relevant product development preferred.
  • Experience in designing any of DC-DC’s, LNA’s, PA’s, VCO’s and mixers.
  • Experience with high temp design practices and layout DFM.
  • High frequency CMOS RF design up to 10 GHz
  • High frequency CMOS analog design  up to 2GHz preferred
  • Low power IC design techniques
  • Complete IC Design Flow: Analog IC Architecture Design and Modelling; IP Evaluation and Selection, Analog/Digital partitioning in mixed-signal systems
  • Design in CMOS 40nm or less nodes
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative to come up with innovative solutions
  • Good communication skills, verbal & written
  • Good working knowledge of Cadence suite of analog design tools.



We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF 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.


Qorvo is an E-Verify Employer. For more information, please see the Right to Work and E-Verify Participation posters.

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