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PA Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

MA - Chelmsford, US

Requisition ID:  7620

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.




  • Responsible for module level design and integration of PAs, LNAs, switches and filters into highly compact multi-chip modules (MCM)
  • Thorough understanding of ADS and em tools such as HFSS and Momentum and how they apply to laminate based modules
  • Conducting peer reviews of designs, including expected and/or actual results
  • Writing regular updates on design/evaluation status
  • Committed engineer able to execute to an aggressive schedule



  • Proficiency with Keysight ADS and/or similar simulators for all stages of RFIC design, including Harmonic Balance, S-Parameter, Transient and Envelope Simulation. Detailed transistor-level knowledge of RF and microwave circuit design techniques including linear power amplifier design; high-efficiency power amplifier design, low noise amplifiers, bias circuits, and module design.
  • Knowledge of test and measurement techniques and equipment for RF circuits, such as signal generators, VNAs, and spectrum/signal analyzers.
  • Use of EM simulators such as ADS Momentum, ADS FEM, and/or Ansys HFSS in conjunction with circuit simulators to accurately predict overall circuit performance.
  • Require MS in Electrical Engineering (or foreign equivalent) and up to 3 years' experience in RFIC layout and tape-out, using III-V HBT, III-V HEMT, Si CMOS, SOI, and/or BiCMOS technologies; circuit and EM simulation in Keysight ADS including experience with ADS Momentum, ADS FEM and/or HFSS; discrete power amplifier design for frequencies of 1-5GHz; measurement of designed circuits after tapeout; knowledge of test and measurement techniques for RF circuits; and use of signal generators, vector network analyzers, and spectrum/signal analyzers.
  • Understanding of thermal management in power amplifiers
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly motivated and very interactive team environment
  • Adapt to new customer requirements for ruggedness, ESD, and quality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to convey complex technical information






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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