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RF/ Mixed signal/ Digital Systems Architect

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

NC - Greensboro (HQ), US

Requisition ID:  5000

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.


Qorvo is looking for an RF, mixed signal, and digital systems architect responsible to drive advanced development, new technologies, and cellular architectures. This position involves working with product development, R&D, and marketing to develop innovative architectural solutions that will position Qorvo’s products for inclusion in the design of next generation 5G and 6G wireless mobile handsets. This position reports to Mobile Products CTO & VP Engineering


·         Lead cross-functional RF, digital, mixed-signal and software team in the analysis, architecture and design of solutions to address next generation systems

·         Understand competitor’s offerings for next generation systems, and analyze benchmarked performance of competitor devices relative to Qorvo’s offering     

·         Present to Qorvo management new network topologies, architectures and trends aimed at delivering the optimum performance for various key performance indicators and how company technology should be focused to address these increasing bandwidth requirements

·         Review customer’s roadmaps and technology proposals to identify potential applicable company products & technology

·         Attend and support key customer technical meetings and presentations on a regular basis to develop relationships with their system level architects and roadmap designers

·         Assess the impact of changing government regulatory requirements and spectrum allocation relative to product specifications and portfolio offerings.

·         Use data driven processes to recommend technology and product areas of investment or M&A activity to strengthen and grow Qorvo’s product footprint

Specific Job Duties:

·         Work with Marketing, Engineering and company partners in industry to ensure that products are market leaders that provide clear differentiation from a system level perspective

·         Support key customer technical meetings, presentations and proposals to determine future product definitions, technology roadmaps and system level architectures

·         Develop strong technical working relationships with key technical contacts and influencers at targeted customer accounts in assigned applications areas

·         Develop detailed proposals and support the sales team to secure new reference design wins in next generation systems

·         Benchmark and analyze data of competitive discrete RF devices and multi-function RFIC components

·         Influence emerging communication standards such as 5G by actively participating in IEEE and industry working committees that are tasked with the developing standards for future systems

·         Generate and deliver technical presentations to customers, outside sales personnel, and Qorvo internal sales, engineering, and management groups

·         Travel to visit customers, company design centers and industry partners in US, Europe and Asia required, up to 10% of your time.

·         Develop demonstrators of new architecture/technologies



·         MSEE minimum, PhD in EE preferred

·         15+ years’ experience in Wireless infrastructure communications systems and RF industry

·         Previous employment history with OEM and/or chipset companies. For example: HW, NSN, E///, ALU, Qualcomm, Broadcom, ADI, TI, Samsung, Motorola, Commscope

·         Understanding of existing Wireless 3G/4G standards (WCDMA, LTE, HSPA, etc.) and 5G standards

·         Proven track record in patent generation

·         Understanding 5G mmwave

·         Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams

·         Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

·         Well known in industry through patents, publications, and participation in technical activities sponsored by professional & industry organizations

·         Proven track record and ability to architect mixed technology systems including digital processing, software, mixed-signal and RF

·         Experience with CMOS and Bipolar transistor level RF, analog, and digital transistor level design including understanding of Verilog RTL implementations

·         Familiar with RF cellular system line-ups and with the RF components commonly used (RF amplifiers, mixers, attenuators, filters, VCOs, Synthesizers)

·         Experience defining system architectures that employ distortion correction and efficiency improvements

·         Understanding of how component specifications such as noise figure, phase noise, quantization error, ADC SNR, filter group delay, isolation, and amplifier linearity impact system performance

·         Understanding and experience with system simulation tools such as experience with MATLAB, ADS, AWR, VSS and SystemVue

·         Additional Technical expertise desired:

o    Understanding of III-V semiconductor devices.

o    Background in high efficiency RF power amplifier design - Familiar with digital linearization and pre-distortion techniques

o    Experience with silicon-based Baseband transceivers, DACs, ADCs, Clocking, Digital and Analog functions

o    Familiarity with other connectivity standards like existing Wi-Fi , UWB

  • Experience with high capacity millimeter wave radios





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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