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Staff Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

CA - San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  712

Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) is All Around You! We make a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges.


Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) revenue grew double digits for 13 consecutive quarters over 2016-2019 as it expanded into diverse, high-growth markets. Today, Qorvo IDP serves large markets including wireless connectivity, broadband, aerospace, defense, the IoT, and programmable power management. Through innovation and market leadership, IDP has established Qorvo's technology and product leadership in Gallium Nitride (GaN), expanding its use from defense radar and electronic warfare to commercial markets including 5G base stations and broadband cable networks.  We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion.


We are looking for a designer responsible for the development of innovative, leading-edge integrated circuits used in Qorvo’s diversified RF products. This will involve designing analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits using CMOS, BCD and/or BiCMOS process technologies. The senior designer will implement designs such power management, control systems, and circuits for products supporting diverse product segments such as Mobile Infrastructure, WiFi Networking, Broadband Infrastructure and upcoming 5G networks among others. The position will use design tools such as Cadence Virtuoso and simulation analysis tools such as Cadence Spectre and AMS. The senior designer must have good communication and presentation skills to hold design reviews and discuss design architectures and approaches with the team. Depending on experience level, a portion of your time could be involved in mentoring other team members in contributing new and innovative design ideas. You will be a key member of an integrated product development team that includes marketing, program management, mechanical engineering, product engineering, package engineering, test engineering, applications engineering, manufacturing, operations, quality and reliability, and senior management. 



  • Specify, design, analyze and simulate analog/mixed-signal electronic integrated circuits
  • Implement analog/mixed-signal circuit designs in silicon technologies
  • Evaluate, test and characterize fabricated hardware
  • Design and implement required evaluation hardware, test plans and assembly documents
  • Summarize and document work in written and verbal reviews, support peer design reviews
  • As member of product teams, work with technicians, product engineers, quality engineers, project managers to support design transition into production
  • Support product through critical lifecycle stages including concept/feasibility, development, qualification, and production
    • Mentor others in design concepts and best practices
    • Publish novel design work internally or externally to promote Qorvo’s technology and design capabilities and submit invention disclosures for potential patents where applicable



  • Experience with CMOS, BCD and/or BiCMOS based process technologies
  • Experience designing analog circuits such as bandgap references, operational amplifiers, comparators, Digital to Analog converters, Analog to Digital converters
  • Knowledge of control system and feedback theory, loop and noise analysis
  • Knowledge of mixed signal design and analysis using tools such as Cadence Virtuoso AMS
  • Proficient with linear and non-linear analog circuit simulation using Cadence Virtuoso tools
  • Proficient in circuit layout using Cadence Virtuoso or ability to guide layout designer to generate layouts using proper analog layout techniques
  • Experience performing hardware evaluation using electronic lab test equipment such as oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signals sources, arbitrary waveform generator
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Power Management IC circuit design a plus
  • Knowledge of serial bus protocols such as I2C, I3C, RFFE and SPI a plus
  • Knowledge or exposure to digital circuit design, analysis and synthesis using Verilog and/or VHDL a plus
  • BS Electrical Engineering with ten (10) or more years of relevant design experience
  • MS or PhD Electrical Engineering with five (5) or more years of relevant design experience


Work Location:  San Jose, CA


Relocation Eligible:  Yes


Work Authorization:  Must be able to work in the U.S.





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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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