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Principal RFIC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

CA - San Diego, US

Requisition ID:  7187

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.


We are looking for an ambitious, conscientious, and thorough Principal RFIC Design Engineer to join the Qorvo team in San Diego, CA. You will work in a fast pace, highly co-operative environment with a world-class team. You will be responsible for designing highly-integrated microwave and millimeter-wave RFICs in state of the art technologies. You will work with others to invent new circuit design and simulation techniques and will play an instrumental role in the growth and excellence of Qorvo's IP portfolio.




  • RF/mixed signal design experience in advanced silicon processes
  • Deep understanding of analog, RF and mmW design techniques including parasitic modeling and EM analysis
  • Solid understanding of front-end PA/LNA/switch circuits including impact of transition and package
  • Familiarity of RF/mmWave beamforming architectures and circuit blocks (ie. phase shifters, VGA) and ability to work with system engineers to translate system requirement into IC level specification
  • Design experience in analog or digital PLLs with block level expertise in PFD, Charge Pumps, Dividers, VCOs etc.
  • Experienced with LDO and power supply design for low noise
  • Knowledge of verification methodologies including behavioral, analog, RF, AMS and basic Verilog/VerilogA
  • Knowledge of packaging technologies and their impact on circuit design and ability to perform EM analysis on packages is a plus
  • Knowledgeable about foundry processes and ability to perform trade-studies to select appropriate processes for specific RFIC applications 
  • Experienced in silicon characterization and debugging
  • Proven track record of design for first time success
  • Capable to mentor others in advanced circuit design and simulation techniques 
  • Participates in defining design process improvements and implementation of such improvements.




  • MSEE/PhD with 10 to 15 years of IC design experience





Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $158,400-$205,800 (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.

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