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Staff RFIC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

MA - Chelmsford, US

Requisition ID:  2885

Site:  NC - Greensboro
Business Title: Staff RFIC Design Engineer
Shift:  Normal Day 



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, mixed signal and analog 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 and Power 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 storage, wearables, compute, USB charging, motor control, broadband, aerospace, defense, automotive and power management applications.  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. 

We are looking for a motivated Principal RFIC Design Engineer with a solid background in RF design, excellent communication skills, and strong drive to produce best in class products.  The candidate will be responsible for designing RF front end modules for Wi-Fi applications. The tasks include RF design of linear and non-linear power amplifiers, LNA’s, switches, and filters, including module integration. Applicant will work closely with a core design engineering team and other cross functional team members to bring cutting edge Wi-Fi 6/6E/7 products to the market.



  • Perform detailed, transistor-level RFIC design and product development focusing on highly-efficient linear and non-linear next generation RF Power Amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, switches, and/or integrated modules for 5-7GHz Wi-Fi applications
  • Work with engineering and marketing managers to define product requirements and create and execute product development plans including design, simulation, layout, and verification testing
  • With your cross-functional team members, bring products from conception to full production release
  • Support Product Marketing and Applications Engineering throughout the product development lifecycle with product prototypes and samples, data and design summaries, and application circuit recommendations



  • Demonstrated history of successfully designing and production-releasing state-of-the art RFIC’s in III-V HBT and HEMT technologies 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
  • Hands-on laboratory work including RF tuning and testing
  • Effectively communicate ideas and progress status in presentations and written reports
  • MSEE with 12+ years of directly applicable experience 


Because this position is part of a business unit that contracts with the US government, qualified candidates must be U.S. persons (generally a US citizen or green card holder). Individuals holding temporary visas, such as F-1 or H-1B, are not U.S. persons.





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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