Job Description:

**Job Id**


Job Title

RFFE Engineers (RFFE)


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area

Engineering – Hardware


California – San Diego


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.

In this role you will be working on advanced front-end modules for cellular/wireless applications as part of the Qualcomm’s RF Front-End (RFFE) Department. You will play a significant role in designing, characterizing RFIC solutions for rapidly expanding markets in 4G and 5G, bringing competitive RFFE Module solutions and delivering commercial samples according agreed milestones with our customers.

The Qualcomm RFFE Team is seeking experienced RFFE IC Design, RFFE Characterization Engineers, and RFFE Bench test development engineers.

We are looking for motivated engineers who possess industry experience in some of the areas below:

**RFFE IC Design:**

+ Design and development of the next generation of highly integrated RFFE ICs such as RF switches, LNAs, couplers, tuners and controllers which are used in Front End Modules for cellular/wireless applications.

+ RF IC design experience with RF LNA, PA, Switches in GaAs and SOI technology both circuit and physical design and layout extraction/EMIn-depth understanding of RFIC/RF circuit design in CMOS at process nodes of 180nm and smaller, design tools and simulators (Cadence, ADS and similar tools), layout design, functional verification methodologies and characterizations

+ Experience with front-end RF block design used in RF-FEM (front end module) **RFFE Characterization Engineers:**

+ Demonstrated expertise in RF device tuning and characterization

+ Solid understanding of RF fundamentals such as Smith chart and impedance matching

+ Familiar with RF Front-End parameter such as NF, noise circles, IP2/IM2, IP3/IM3, Gain modes, S-parameters, as well as Tx path PAE, Gain, ACLR, power sweep, Rx Band Noise, harmonics, Spectrum Emission Mask, etc.

+ Proficient in use of RF test equipment such as network analyzer, loadpull systems, spectrum analyzer, signal generators, power meters, digitizing oscilloscopes, signal generators, DMMs, and programmable power supplies for characterization and tuning of design RF Front-End components

+ Familiar with Data Analysis Tools **RFFE Bench Test Development Engineer:**

+ Experience in RF test methodology development and implementation using LabVIEW, .NET or C#.

+ Good understanding of electronics engineering fundamentals, RF circuits and RF performance metrics (NF, Sensitivity, Intermodulation, Tx Power, ACLR, EVM, S-parameters)

+ Basic understanding of RF measurement methodology, Bench Test solution architecture, RF component evaluation and Device characterization

+ Hands-on knowledge of RF instrument operation: Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Power meters, Network Analyzers etc.

+ Experience in analyzing RF Transceiver/RF Front-End device datasheets, creating test plans and test execution

Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor’s

Preferred: Master’s

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.

About Qualcomm

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.