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Sr. MMIC Design Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

TX - Richardson, US

Requisition ID:  4604

Senior MMIC Design Engineer for the World’s Premier Compound Semiconductor Company 


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.


Through innovation and market leadership, we have established our 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 cultural of innovation, diversity, and inclusion.


We are looking for a senior MMIC designer responsible for the development of innovative, leading-edge GaN and GaAs-based RF/Microwave products. This will involve design and development of MMIC-based RF/Microwave products using advanced GaN and/or GaAs technologies. Additionally, depending on experience level, a significant portion of 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. 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Technical lead role for MMIC based product development.
  • MMIC design using linear and nonlinear models and 2.5D and 3D electromagnetic simulators.
  • Integrate MMIC(s) into single or multichip modules.
  • Manage product checkout, optimization, and design verification testing (DVT) in the Microwave Lab.
  • Execute DVT analysis and present results to the internal and/or external customer.
  • 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 (IMS, BCICTS, GOMAC, etc.) to promote Qorvo’s technology and design capabilities.  Submit invention disclosures for potential patents where applicable.


Required Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Recent and relevant experience designing microwave/millimeter-wave MMIC amplifiers, switches, phase shifters, attenuators, hybrid multichip modules, or transmit/receive front-end modules (FEMs).
  • Experience in advanced III-V compound semiconductor technologies, specifically GaN and GaAs. 
  • Expert-level understanding of FET behavioral characteristics is desired.
  • Expert-level user of either ADS or Microwave Office (MWO) nonlinear simulators; and one or more of the following 2.5D or 3D EM simulation tools:  SONNET, Axiem, Momentum, HFSS, or Analyst.
  • Strong understanding of microwave measurements and calibration methods:  S-parameters, power, efficiency, source/load pull, noise figure, linearity, and intermodulation distortion.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to concisely summarize highly technical concepts. 


Desired Experiences:

  • Design of high-performance millimeter wave GaAs or GaN MMIC power amplifiers with simultaneous power, bandwidth, efficiency, and linearity requirements.
  • SiGe and/or CMOS-based RFIC/MMIC, analog, and mixed signal design experience is a plus.
  • Published author in technical journals and/or magazines.
  • Strong ability to meet customer technical needs and schedules.


Required Education & Experience:

  • BS Electrical Engineering with 7 or more years of experience
  • MS Electrical Engineering with 3 or more years of experience
  • PhD Electrical Engineering (with RF/Microwave focus) with relevant experience


Work Location:  Preferred location:  Chelmsford, MA or Richardson, TX.  Other options available pending candidate’s experience


Relocation Eligible:  Yes


Work Authorization:  Must be a U. S. citizen or Green Card holder


Clearance Type:  Must be able to obtain DoD secret clearance





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.


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