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RF IC Engineer

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Cincinnati, OH

RF IC Engineer

8243

Job Description

RF IC Engineer

Design, analyze, verify, and document RF Front End Modules, including filters, switches, and LNAs. Develop custom integrated circuits, PWBs, & thin film assemblies.

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Design high performance RF products; responsible for projects from start to finish

Design for low loss, high linearity, EMI/EMC, reliability, and thermal performance by utilizing advanced models or computer simulations
Design to accomplish cost, size, weight, power and manufacturability objectives
Interface with third-party ASIC design, fabrication & packaging partners
Conduct preliminary evaluation of prototype assemblies
Champion new product thrusts and technologies
Spearhead internal research and development efforts. This includes the research and development of topologies, physical implementation, concept models as well as identification of all electrical operating parameters and production test requirements. The focus is on wideband, dynamically tunable designs in microwave bands.
Provide technical leadership
High self-motivation and organization; willingness to challenge current-state methodologies and thinking
Support sales and marketing closely in new product definition and development
Respond to technical support questions pre-sale and post-sale
Support bid and proposal efforts
Ability to translate requirements into production-ready hardware
Develop performance validation methodology and production test/alignment processes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience in RFIC and MMIC design (SOI, GaAs, GaN, CMOS, InGaP, SiGe, etc.)

Experience in lumped and distributed RF/microwave design, supporting circuitry, evaluation of performance tradeoffs, and analysis at frequencies up to 26 GHz
Experience with RF & Microwave design tools (Cadence Virtuoso, AWR, ADS, etc.)
Experience using AWR Microwave Office software or similar
Solid knowledge of electromagnetic theory including transmission lines, impedance matching, and resonant structures
Knowledge of microelectronic fabrication and die packaging methods
3D EM simulation experience (HFSS, CST, Analyst)
Experience designing highly integrated RF modules (switches, filters, LNAs, LOs, mixers, phase shifters, attenuators, ADCs, etc.)
Experience with die level assembly and test (engineering & production) is a plus
Experience working with third-party foundry service providers is a plus
Experience in design to cost and manufacturability objectives
Communicate clearly and effectively in verbal and written formats with business development, engineering, manufacturing, management and customers
Proactive, responsive approach to projects and customer timelines

Education and/or Experience

Must be a US person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)

BSEE from an ABET accredited college or university and 10+ years of relevant experience required OR accredited MSEE and 6+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent
Experience with RF modeling and simulation software highly desired
Antenna and switching experience are highly desired
Experience with military environments and specifications highly desired
Experience developing new technology and processes highly desired


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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation