Senior Technician, RF Lab Applications

Industry: Semiconductors

Reference: BH-217

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Head Of Desk Jaimie Javier

Phone +44 (0) 203 9 606393

Email [email protected]

Job description


Builds on 30-year legacy of technology advancements and 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, team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.


This position is responsible for providing laboratory technical and strategic support to Sales & Marketing business unit for all RFIC products targeted towards the RF and Microwave markets. It is also required to provide measurement support the RF design, production and QA as requested.


  • Performing advanced measurements in an RF laboratory at a component level
  • Configuring custom bench test setups from diagrams and instructions
  • Documenting and reporting collected data in a usable format
  • Supporting all Corporate Applications Engineering competitive analysis & bench-marking activities
  • Supporting Business Unit Applications Engineering as requested
  • Maintaining Applications and Design Engineering lab benches and associated test equipment
  • Collaborating with cross-functional Engineering teams on optimizing advanced measurement techniques
  • Supporting Design Engineering with RF measurements as requested
  • Maintaining an inventory / catalog of Evaluation Kits, test boards, and lab assembly and test supplies


  • ASEE or ASEET preferred
  • 5 years related experience in product development laboratory environment (preferably RF IC)
  • Demonstrated test and measurement skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong troubleshooting / problem solving skills at a board / component level
  • Good interpersonal interaction skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with test and diagnostic equipment including, but not limited to, oscilloscopes, vector
  • network analyzers, spectrum analyzers and signal generators
  • Experience with all RF building blocks including switches, digital step attenuators, PLLs, mixers, and amplifiers
  • Strong experience making RF measurements such as S-parameters, harmonics, IP2/IP3, phase noise, and switching/settling time
  • Good understanding of commercial wireless standards including GSM through 3G and WLAN
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.


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]