Company:Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > RFIC Design

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age – and this is where you come in.


Define, design and develop complex radio frequency integrated circuits in complex SoC’s and discrete RFIC’s. Perform radio signal path and circuit topology analysis and detailed transistor-level design of highly-integrated transceivers and associated blocks for wireless applications, 4G, 5G, WLAN, BT and GPS standards using advanced process technologies. Utilize complex analysis, simulation, engineering, science and mathematical principles to compose algorithm structures to solve problems. Assess processing requirements and select devices to meet requirements. Debug and assess performance of algorithms in actual application hardware.

The responsibilities of this role include: • Working under some supervision & p roviding some guidance to others. • Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct). • Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area. • Working within prescribed budget and resources. • Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions). • Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively • Exercising creativity to draft original documents, imagery, or work products within established guidelines. • Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; intermediate data analysis/interpretation skills may be required. • May be solicited during strategic planning period. Principal Duties and Responsibilities • I ndependently determines circuit-level specifications based on system-level requirements. • Uses technical expertise with advanced tools/applications to develop module-level architecture and design of multiple complex blocks based on specifications. • Effectively utilizes advanced RFIC engineering practices to resolve complex architecture and design problems. • Runs complex simulations to determine how circuits perform under various circumstances. • Lead others to floor-plan layout; collaborates with layout engineers to generate the layout of circuits and conduct physical verification on the layout; perform review of generated layout. • Reviews block-level test plans and reviews test results and provides instructions for test engineers; helps more junior team members do the same. • Ensure that bugs are fully understood and analyzed; responsible for helping to resolve internal and end-customer issues. • Seeks advanced knowledge of industry trends, previous generation’s advances, competitors’ products, and advances related to RFICs. • Contributes to conversations to generate new ideas for next generation RFICs; provides recommendations for new directions to explore. • Reviews and writes clear and detailed technical documentation and feature descriptions for complex projects to guide users; reviews and provides feedback on more junior engineers’ documentation.


· Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field OR Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and 3+ years experience with designing RF/Analog circuits for wireless products (e.g., LNA’s, PLL’s)

· 5+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.

· 2+ years of academic or professional experience using two or more of the following software: CADENCE, Virtuoso, ADS.

Physical Requirements• Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).• Monitors and utilizes computers for more than 6 hours a day and/or test equipment for more than 3 hours a day.• Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and/or vendors both in person and remotely.

Minimum Qualifications


Masters – Electrical Engineering, See the required degree associated with years of work experience

Work Experiences:

2+ years of academic or professional experience using two or more of the following software: CADENCE, Virtuoso, ADS., 3+ years experience with designing RF/Analog circuits for wireless products (e.g., LNA’s, PLL’s), 5+ years ASIC/RF design, verification, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Design of receiver and transmitter RF/Analog circuits, Design of high-performance RF frequency synthesizers, Digital control and signal processing, Product experience from conception, design, and product commercialization, Electro Magnetic simulation/modeling ,Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with internship or publication ,1+ year of product experience with post silicon characterization ,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,3+ years experience in the transistor level design of RF analog integrated circuits. with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineer,1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports). ,3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.



Analog Circuits Design, Oscillator, RF Equipment, RF Simulations, RF System Design

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