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Sr RFIC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

NC - Greensboro (HQ), US

Requisition ID:  3216

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.


It is an exciting time to be a part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products. Qorvo’s IDP manufactures and markets high performance RF and mixed signal integrated circuits for the communications markets that connect, protect and power the world. Our customers trust Qorvo to meet and exceed requirements and deliver advanced RF technologies to enable their most complex technical challenges and applications. Our products address connectivity both wired and wireless networks, the smart home and the IoT, broadband, aerospace, defense, and automotive.  Our customers rely on us to solve the industry’s most complex engineering problems. And that takes brain power and willingness to create and innovate.  Join us and help us continue to create cutting edge technologies for a more connected world all around you.



Applicant will primarily develop cutting edge High Efficiency Power Amplifiers and work closely with a core design engineering team and other cross functional team members to transfer this knowledge and design knowhow to the product development engineering team.



  • Perform detailed, transistor-level RFIC design and advanced development focusing on highly efficient linear and non-linear next generation RF Power Amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, switches, and/or integrated modules.
  • Work with other engineering personnel to create and execute advanced development plans including design, simulation, layout, and verification testing
  • With your cross-functional team members, bring advanced developments from conception to full transfer to the product development team
  • It will be necessary to support Product Marketing and Applications Engineering with product prototypes and samples, data and design summaries, and application circuit recommendations
  • Publish novel design work internally or externally (IMS, RFIC, etc.) to promote Qorvo’s technology and design capabilities.  Submit invention disclosures for potential patents where applicable



  • Demonstrated history of successfully designing state-of-the art RFIC’s in advanced III-V compound semiconductor technologies, specifically GaN or GaAs and/or in RF CMOS, RF SOI and/or BiCMOS technologies
  • Proficiency with RFIC EDA tools such as Keysight ADS and/or Cadence
  • Experience with nonlinear power amplifier architectures for digital predistortion applications
  • Experience with EM simulators such as ADS Momentum, FEM, and/or HFSS
  • Detailed transistor-level knowledge of RF and microwave integrated circuit design techniques including linear power amplifier design, RF switching, low noise amplifiers, bias circuits, and multi-chip module design
  • Understanding of thermal management in power amplifiers
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly motivated and very interactive team environment
  • Strong understanding of microwave measurements and calibration methods:  S-parameters, power, efficiency, source/load pull, noise figure, linearity, and intermodulation distortion
  • Hands-on laboratory work including RF tuning and testing
  • Effectively communicate ideas and progress status with the ability to concisely summarize highly technical concepts in presentations and written reports
  • Published author in technical journals and/or magazines strongly desired


Required Education & Experience:

  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • PhD Electrical Engineering (with RF/Microwave focus) with relevant experience





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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