RFIC Engineer



Reporting to the Hardware Engineering Manager and based in the Company’s headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, the RFIC Engineer:

  • Educated to BE or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of industrial experience in relevant product development
  • Is responsible for the design, implementation and verification of RF PLL blocks/subsystems up to 10 GHz and contributes to the design of evaluation systems, test harnesses, IC test boards etc.
  • Works as part of a cross-functional team to deliver the next generation products from concept to volume production
  • Supports concurrent engineering activities to ensure on-going production of quality products with high yield

Duties include:

  • Design, verify and document RF PLL subsystems (e.g. PLL, VCO’s, Mixers, LO Drivers), up to an operating frequency of 10GHz, using industry standard tools and design flows
  • Work with IC Layout Design Engineers to optimise design and layout
  • Create the necessary design and product documentation and host design reviews
  • Characterise prototypes, developing test specifications and coordinate with test/product engineering to drive product releases
  • Contribute to the development of the IC production test programme for RF blocks
  • Actively participate in silicon bring-up and characterisation testing
  • Support silicon debug activities such as FIB edits and metal revisions

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Proven RF CMOS track record in volume production
  • Experience in PLLs, VCO’s, LO Drivers and Mixers design
  • In depth knowledge of complete IC Design Flow: Analog IC Architecture Design and Modelling; IP Evaluation and Selection, Analog/Digital partitioning in mixed-signal systems
  • Knowledge of:
    • High frequency CMOS RF design up to 10GHz
    • Low power IC design techniques
    • Design in CMOS 40nm node
  • Good working knowledge of Cadence suite of Analog design tools
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work on own initiative to come up with innovative solutions