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Director, Design Engineering

Experience Level:  Manager
Job Type:  Full-Time

CA - San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  5180

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 seeking an experienced technical leader with an extensive RF design engineering background for our open Design Engineering Director position in San Jose, CA.



  • Lead teams in the design and development of highly innovative, industry-leading multi-technology module solutions that meet customer specifications regarding performance, quality, support, and schedule
  • Lead teams responsible for designing modules across multiple design sites including the development of PAs, LNAs, RF Switches, Power Management chips, and Digital blocks and Layout for these.
  • Coordinate design activities with other functions to ensure the products are developed within an aggressive schedule to be first to market
  • Ensure the technical integrity of all design activities through adherence to Qorvo Design Processes, best practices, etc.
  • Drive operational efficiency initiatives related to functional block re-use and reductions in cycle time throughout design teams
  • Work closely with R&D, facilitating rapid and trouble-free transition of new technologies into products
  • Provide direction to engineering management; responsible for hiring, leading, developing, and managing the performance of those reporting to this position
  • Develop an organization that values taking ownership and holds team accountable for performance
  • Promote a CPI (continuous process improvement) culture in Design Engineering as well as other cross-functional support areas




  • Strong leadership and change management skills to lead teams through various change initiatives aimed at improving product quality and performance
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills to manage individual/team performance and motivation at different engineering career levels
  • Advanced analytical skills to analyze problems and technical situations leading to optimal solutions
  • Organizational skills to develop teams necessary to meet the group mission and interface with other units within the company
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to articulate technical information in presentation format in front of large audiences of internal and external customers
  • 5+ years of experience in leading engineering teams
  • BSEE required; MSEE preferred
  • RF design management experience, preferably in the cellular handset market
  • RF module design experience with a comprehensive understanding of RF module product development and manufacturing
  • Proven track record of bringing new products to market


Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $196,700 - $255,800, relevant for the California Bay Area (subject to change dependent on physical location).

Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. Qorvo reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as external competitiveness and internal comparability. Base compensation is one element of Total Rewards offered at Qorvo. More information on the Total Rewards package can be shared upon request. 





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.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.

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

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