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Staff IC Technical Lead 1

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

Ireland - Cork, IE

Requisition ID:  2456

Qorvo is All Around You! We make a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the centre of connectivity. We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges.


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



Work with the IC product managers to generate the MRD, PRD and product specification for future roadmap products.  

Lead a cross-functional team to deliver the next generation IC products from concept to volume production. Support concurrent engineering activities to ensure on-going production of quality products with high yield.  





  • Work with the business team on IC requirements and product definition 

  • Maintain the IC specification and supporting documentation 

  • Drive the IC floorplan, package, IO ring. ESD strategy and top-level power management 

  • Work with teams from all disciplines (analog, digital, backend, packaging)  

  • Ensure the IC follows best practice for design and testability (DFM, DFT, production test access etc.) 

  • Interface with the Physical Designer to hand off the synthesised netlist and constraints, and to iterate through layout, floorplan and design changes needed to close post-layout timing. 

  • Ensure that designs follow industry standard design flows, verification techniques, 

  • Create the necessary design and product documentation. 

  • Drive Design reviews and tapeout signoff meetings for spec compliance 


  • Assist in the development of the IC production test suite (Package test, wafer probe, HTOL, Latch-up, ESD) 

  • Execute plans and develops test procedures 

  • Actively participate in silicon bring-up and characterisation testing 



  • Work with the product managers and the IC design team to ensure the IC design is executed to plan 

  • Interact with other engineers in systems, RF/analog subsystems to ensure products are delivered to meet or exceed specifications, on time and where applicable within budget. 

  • Support the applications team in solving customer issues and solving and anticipating potential issues. 

  • Provide direct customer support on IC related issues. 


Main Goals: 

  • Technical leadership for the production of high quality mixed signals ICs using industry best practice methods for design, verification and test 

  • Actively support concurrent engineering activities such as continuous yield improvement 

  • Actively support applications engineering & sales teams to increase revenue 

  • Mentor junior engineers and to share IC skills/experience with other members of the team 




  • Experience in the complete digital ASIC Design flow, from specification, frontend RTL Design, Verification, STA (static timing analyse) through DFT and physical implementation 

  • Experience in the complete analog ASIC Design flow, from specification, schematic entry, layout, post-layout simulation. 

  • An excellent understanding of IC design flow and key productivity / performance metrics 

  • Have experience in multiple high volume tape-outs  

  • Experience in low power IC modelling and design techniques 

  • Experience in IP Evaluation and selection, Analog/Digital partitioning in mixed-signal systems 

  • Experienced in die-size estimation and modelling the trade-offs between functionality and die-size and package selection would be an advantage 

  • Familiarity with designing on nodes of CMOS 40nm or less 

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills 

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work on own initiative to come up with innovative solutions 


Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering or related field and 15+ years of experience in relevant product development. 




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.


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