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EDA/PDK Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

TX - Richardson, US

Requisition ID:  4571

EDA/PDK Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor

Job Type:  Full-Time

Location:  TX - Richardson, US

Requisition ID:  4571


  • Must be US Citizen


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.



The successful candidate will join a small team of EDA/PDK engineers enabling software tools used in the design flow for RF-ICs, modules and packages. The position will involve development and maintenance of custom utilities, quality assurance and construction of Process Design Kits (PDKs) and Assembly Design Kits (ADKs), and providing design verification services. 



  • Develop and maintain PDKs/ADKs and support infrastructure for use with Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS), Cadence's Virtuoso and MicroWave Office (MWO) for design of custom Radio Frequency & mixed signal Integrated Circuits (RFICs), and custom laminates/modules/packages.
  • Module technologies include SAW/BAW IC, Laminate, GaAs/GaN IC & Si IC
  • Implement Calibre DRC and LVS rule sets
  • Develop and manage IP Block Library structure
  • Support and enhance the engineering design flow from schematic design entry and simulation to layout, Electromagnetic simulation, design verification and tape out
  • Create project specifications and requirements in cooperation with engineering teams
  • Provide training, assistance and direct interface with external and internal customer designers/users of the EDA infrastructure (PDK/ADK/DRC/LVS) working in a heterogeneous environment (Windows and Linux)
  • Maintain EDA infrastructure and assist engineers in the installation and setup of EDA tools
  • Develop scripts to automate design engineering problems
  • Build and maintain SharePoint sites for the EDA team



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science (or equivalent and relevant experience)
  • 2 or more years of experience in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is required
  • Proficiency in writing Linux shell scripts, VB, C/C++, PERL, Python and general programming is required
  • Effective interpersonal communication and documentation skills are required
  • Familiarity with any or all of the following design tools is required: Cadence MicroWave Office (MWO), Cadence® AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), Ansys HFSS, Keysight ADS, Cadence Virtuoso, Mentor Pyxis.
  • Experience developing and supporting programming infrastructure for any or all of the following design tools is desired:   Keysight ADS, Cadence Virtuoso, Cadence MWO, Ansys HFSS etc.
  • Experience with high performance RF IC and/or module design verification, including DRC and LVS for Calibre or PVS, is required
  • Experience with writing SKILL, Ample and/or AEL scripts is required
  • Prior experience with EDA development and support of packaging technologies will be a plus
  • Experience with system administration for heterogeneous computing (Linux/UNIX) is desired
  • Experience in developing process design kits for Cadence Virtuoso, ADS and/or MWO
  • Experience in developing Calibre and/or Assura DRC or LVS rule sets for IC processes is required.





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.


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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