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Salary: Market related

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 06 Jul 2020

Reference: 4609

Role:  RFIC Design Director
Location: Sheffield
Contract type:  Permanent
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 per annum

Role & Responsibilities:

As the RFIC (Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit) Design Director, you will be responsible for providing RFIC wireless solutions for high frequency up to 30Ghz and driving them to mass production.  You will be hands-on and work collaboratively with an experienced team to conceive and design innovative product solutions. You must be responsive, flexible and have a strong eye for detail.

  • Deliver and lead on the RFIC (Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit) design methodology. System-level mixed-signal verification, RF chip/package/board de-sense.
  • Working across departments to determine RFIC requirements.
  • Leading the architectural definition, design, simulation, layout, extracted simulation for transmit and receive front ends from the data converters to LNAs and PAs.
  • Work with cross-functional teams including platform architecture, wireless design, SW to define radio features enabling wireless innovation
  • Actively engage with various technology vendors to decide on the process node
  • Perform detailed radio bring-up/characterization and work with systems integration/test to solve issues and optimize wireless system performance

Personal Specification:

  • Ideally Educated to master’s or PhD level in Electrical or Communications Engineering or related field.
  • Proven track record of Chip inception to mass production
  • Deep understanding of RF CMOS implementation fundamentals, and basic building blocks, including LNAs, mixers, VCOs and DCOs, LO and PAs.
  • Deep understanding of RF device modelling, including device noise parameters, inductor modelling. Insights into packaging effects, supply isolation, high frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout techniques for optimum RF performance.
  • mm-wave layout techniques and optimisation
  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs; demonstrated capability to work with digital design group for an optimum partition between digital and analogue domain.
  • Experience with physical design and verification, passive component design using industry-standard tools such as Cadence Virtuoso and HFSS, EMX
  • Familiarity with digital flow (synthesis, static timing, place and route) particularly in the context of state machines for mixed-signal control systems.
  • RF test equipment such as network analysers, spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, and probe-stations
  • Experience leading teams, line management experience


For more information, please contact Stephen on 01926 424 154 or email Stephen@apex-recruitment.co.uk

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