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Durham, North Carolina - USD Full Time Posted: Monday, 19 June 2017
Job Summary

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is seeking Senior RF and mmWave IC system and design engineer focused on system analysis ranging from High performance RF to mmWave including 5G/Cellular and radar systems. This role will include system level analysis, behavioral simulation and IC design using different, innovative architectures to deliver best-in-class performance. Of particular importance will be the design and design enablement of Front End and Transceiver components such as low-noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, T/R Switches, mixers, VCOs, and PLLs in leading edge CMOS technologies such as FD-SOI to FINFET. RF and mmWave Pathfinding involves identifying, designing, and demonstrating circuit and system architectures that are synergistic with GLOBALFOUNDRIES RF/mmWave process technologies and emerging market RFIC requirements.

Essential Responsibilities

. Requires close interaction with the IC design team and an appreciation for implications of design and implementation choices.

. Specification, simulation, and evaluation of system performance for 5G Cellular and mmWave systems.

. Behavioral modeling of wireless systems and their components.

. Development of Innovative architectures suitable for advanced CMOS nodes like FDSOI and FINFET.

. Prepare documentation for the work related to system and architecture.

. Development of state-of-the art RF and mmWave circuit, block and subsystem level designs for highly-integrated transceivers to satisfy emerging market requirements.

. Design, implement and tape-out relevant prototype designs on internal test chips and MPWs.

. Perform electrical simulations on benchmark circuits to insure specifications are met.

. Work with internal and external test resources to characterize initial silicon in sufficient quantities to demonstrate ability to meet critical performance requirements.

. Documentation of all design measurements and correlation of silicon vs simulation.

. Perform all activities in safe and responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety & Security requirements and programs

Required Qualifications

. MS in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in RF and mmWave design.

. 10 years experience

Preferred Qualifications

. Knowledge of millimeter-wave system air interference design.

. Knowledge of Trade-offs between system level design and device level implementations.

. Familiarity with 3GPP or other standards experience a plus (Like WIFI, LTE-A, radar systems, etc.).

. Deep experience with Digital communications, signal processing, and communication theory.

. Experience with design involving frequencies higher than 10GHz.

. Experience with Hands-on laboratory measurements.

. Ability to communicate clearly, organize effectively, and work with groups of designers to build innovative leading edge communication systems and sub-systems.

. PhD in Electrical Engineering or similar.

. Architecture experience with systems and sub-systems related to Transmitter, Receiver and VCO/PLL designs

. Deep understanding of the design of some of the key transceiver system building blocks including LNAs, Mixers, VCOs, Power Amplifier (PA), PA driver, LO generation and distribution, etc.

. Relevant industry experience in transistor-level RFIC design in nanometer scale (40nm to 14nm) CMOS technologies

. Familiarity with 3GPP 5G and other relevant specifications.

. System analysis of 4G/5G cellular and mmWave architectures.

. Knowledge of digital signal processing, EDA simulation tools such as Cadence and Keysight ADS, RFIC layout, circuit simulators, electromagnetic simulators, and Matlab

. Experience with lab characterization of RF, mmWave, Analog, and/or Mixed-Signal integrated circuits

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

An offer of employment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, as applicable and subject to applicable laws and regulations.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Posted by StartWire

Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Global Foundries
Global Foundries
6/19/2017 5:55:53 AM

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