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Sr SW Applications Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

Netherlands - Utrecht, NL

Requisition ID:  3363

Qorvo is All Around You! We manufacture innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity to enable high-performance applications for advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications for 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications. We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion.  Our people are always at the core of Qorvo’s innovation. Qorvo is a place to stretch your imagination and push boundaries to achieve success.


It is an exciting time to be a part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products. Qorvo’s IDP manufactures and markets high performance RF and mixed signal integrated circuits for the communications markets that connect, protect and power the world. Our customers trust Qorvo to meet and exceed requirements and deliver advanced RF technologies to enable their most complex technical challenges and applications. Our products address connectivity both wired and wireless networks, the smart home and the IoT, broadband, aerospace, defense, and automotive.  Our customers rely on us to solve the industry’s most complex engineering problems. And that takes brain power and willingness to create and innovate.  Join us and help us continue to create cutting edge technologies for a more connected world all around you.



  • You guide and assist our customers from project start to mass production with implementation of the Qorvo IoT silicon and SW into their products. You contribute by writing embedded SW (firmware) for these devices, ranging from small stand-alone examples to full-featured applications.
  • Your efforts are highly visible in the product and make the difference for our customers. Our customers include major US and EU operators, consumer electronics manufacturers and other worldwide recognized technology leaders. You cooperate with engineering teams of corporate OEMs to develop IoT products from prototyping through to mass production.
  • As part of the Application SW team, you define and build reference applications for our ZigBee/Thread/Bluetooth Low Energy IoT silicon. You bundle these reference applications in Software Development Kits and support the engineering departments of Qorvo’s customers when integrating the Qorvo SW into their product. Your focus will be on the embedded SW, either running on bare metal (no OS) or in a Linux operating system. You will work on firmware, low-level drivers, reference applications and new features and introduce these with Qorvo’s customers.
  • Our customers will look at you as the expert on the Qorvo IoT chips, IoT standards and technologies (IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy, etc.). Using standard tools and by cross-referencing standards and documentation you will debug SW and interoperability issues in the wireless protocol stacks in specific customer platforms.



  • Experienced Embedded SW engineer (>5 year), with solid, hands-on experience in embedded C programming
  • Experience with different microcontroller platforms (ARM Cortex-M), tools (Keil, IAR, GCC, make) and/or with embedded Linux (kernel driver development, userspace applications in C)
  • Experience with co-debugging software and HW issues, using oscilloscope, logic analyzer, digital multimeter, etc.
  • Familiar with working in a customer-oriented environment. Open to communication with customers, both from a technical sales perspective as a customer support perspective
  • Willing to travel worldwide occasionally (max. 10%)
  • Experience with coaching junior SW engineers, defining SW architecture and managing small SW project teams
  • Problem solver, exhibits a natural tendency to anticipate on customer needs
  • Excellent knowledge of English, strong communicator, both in writing and speaking
  • Experience with wireless standards like ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy or Thread is an asset


Our offering:

  • Work for a global leader in scalable and dynamic RF solutions
  • Great team of enthusiastic co-workers
  • Exiting job in a strongly growing, international high-tech company
  • New ideas are born and implemented as fast as you can manage
  • A highly visible internationally oriented position
  • A competitive salary package, in line with your expertise




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.


Qorvo is an E-Verify Employer. For more information, please see the Right to Work and E-Verify Participation posters.

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