Principal Engineer, mmWave Systems (Remote)

Industry: Semiconductors

Reference: BH-280

Location: San Diego, United States

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Head Of Desk Jaimie Javier

Phone +44 (0) 203 9 606393

Email [email protected]

Job description


Builds on a 30-year legacy of technology advancements and a strong IP portfolio but with a new mission— to enhance world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, their product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning, and RF frontends.

These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices, and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, the team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster, and better.

The Principal Systems Engineer possesses an excellent understanding of 4G/5G Cellular Systems, cross-functional leadership, and customer communication skills. The Principal Systems Engineer will be responsible for shaping the future of the RF Front-End market by driving our long-term architecture roadmap, setting device specifications & validation requirements, and driving our customers towards our vision of the future.

The Principal Systems Engineer will be an experienced RF and Analog/Mixed-Signal hardware engineer who is adept at system design and analysis in support of Mobile Wireless Communications, and other applications such as Wireless Infrastructure, Wi-Fi, and Broadband Communications. This person will define new products based upon system constraints enabling profitable growth of the Company. Key functional responsibilities will include System architecture analysis, RF link budget analysis, control system definition, product performance requirements, assisting in product and technology road mapping, and competitor analysis. In this position, the Principal Systems Engineer will lead the effort in defining new product specifications and guide technology planning to support the growth of the business.

Key Responsibilities And Activities Include
  • Define and document complete radio architecture definitions that expand core competencies and technologies
  • Provide definition and roadmaps for architectures, RF Front Ends, and RF/AMS ICs, and any supporting algorithms
  • Identify technical core competencies and functional capability that need to be developed to make product lines successful
  • Support marketing and design engineering with insights concerning technical requirements of wireless markets and industry standards
  • Conduct system and sub-system analyses to define functionality and specification requirements of highly integrated products
  • Technical interface with customer engineering teams and system architects
  • Support IP generation activities and develop and apply novel concepts
  • Assist in defining requirements of automated test equipment
Education And Experience Requirements
  • BS Degree in electrical engineering required and 20+ years of experience in RF Systems
  • Or MS or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering required and 12+ years of experience in RF Systems
  • 12+ years in work experience in RF systems and applications engineering
  • Ability to maintain technical expertise/competence with the ever-changing technology and dynamic industry landscape
  • In-depth understanding of 3GPP mobile wireless RF requirements - Involvement with a relevant standards body a plus
  • Solid overall knowledge of wireless architectures and considerations including distributed antenna architectures, high-efficiency PA architectures, DPD, MIMO, and active antennas
  • Ability to develop system models and perform complex simulations using MATLAB and other system and circuit-level simulation tools
  • Experience working with an RFIC, FEM, and/or radio design team and successfully introducing new products to the commercial market
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, a passion to win/contribute, ability to work in and thrive in a team environment
  • Willing to travel >20% of the time
Competency requirements
  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal-driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoid making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides a clear rationale for decisions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Detailed knowledge of Cellular standards and how they impact products
  • Good understanding of Radio architectures and how they impact product requirements
  • Good planning, organization, and time management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of multiple communication standards, such as 3GPP NB-IoT, Bluetooth, 802.11
  • In-depth understanding of product life cycle concepts and the impact of system architecting on meeting product cost and manufacturability goals
  • Antenna design experience and understanding

We are committed to submitting suitable candidates for this vacancy to our client ASAP, for more information contact Georgie at PER Recruitment or send your CV at [email protected]