Beats Lead RF Design Engineer

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200361336
Do you have a passion for taking on big challenges? Do you love pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? As part of our Wireless Hardware group, you’ll be responsible for bringing groundbreaking wireless connectivity to the world. On this team, you’ll help improve the performance of our products through innovative system-on-chip designs. You and your team will build platform architecture that paves the way for all-new experiences, including the ones that allow people to take advantage of our innovations in sensor technology. Together, our goal is to ensure nothing stands in the way of our customers’ connections with their devices. Join us and help build world-renowned wireless systems that connect customers to their world like never before. The Lead RF Design Engineer role is an in-region position to design, develop, and implement Wireless products in the Beats wireless audio portfolio, while helping support other wireless functions including Antenna Design, RF systems Design, RF test station HW/SW bring up, Desense, Regulatory, EMC/ESD, and Wireless Human Engineering in USA. This role cooperates with internal teams including other various teams in Product Development, EPM, Wireless Design team, NPI, and Operations / Planning groups to drive the RF test stations in CMs during design phases and engage with multi-function teams to work out solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • 10 + years of experience working with wireless products, wearables, cell phone/smartphone RF schematic designs.
  • Expertise in Antenna and RF Impedance matching circuit design with Microwave-office & ADS simulation and running in OTA RF chambers (Example ETC, Satimo).
  • Expertise in LTE, WCDMA, HSUPA, HSPA, GSM, GPS, WLAN, NFC and Bluetooth schematic design development.
  • MLB RF Fixture design for LTE, WCDMA, GPS, WLAN, Bluetooth systems
  • OTA RF fixture & shielding box design for LTE, WCDMA, GPS, WLAN, Bluetooth systems
  • Assist global and regulatory certifications (FCC/CE/China, and etc.)
  • OTA RF fixture & shielding box design for LTE, WCDMA, GPS, WLAN, Bluetooth systems
  • Great connections with various tier 1 ODM/CM in China and Taiwan and RF chipset vendors.
  • Acoustic Electronics Experience and Human Engineering testing is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and writing English communication required.


• Develop system/component level RF requirements for Beats products based on chipset and wireless product requirements. • Collaborate, proactively and reactively, with internal wireless functional teams such as Antenna, RF Test, Regulatory, Desense, Human Engineering, product development, manufacturing operations and NPI to facilitate and drive wireless design, debug, and test station bring up at CMs during design phases. • Travel to USA, and other Asia test sites such as Taiwan, China, Vietnam, etc. • On-site bring up and debug test stations and Development Kits during the prototype builds. • Define RF test conditions and requirements which are performed by CMs for customized products • On-site audit CMs RF/wireless labs, including test facility, test procedure, operational process, GRR, test flows.

Education & Experience

BSEE or equivalent required; MSEE is preferred. Major in wireless/antenna/communication related field.

Additional Requirements

  • • Must be proficient in RF test equipment such as Litepoint IQ, R&S CMW500/270, VNA, and Anritsu MT8852
  • • Must have some knowledge of Antenna Simulation Software and Antenna Impedance
  • • Matching/Circuit Impedance Matching Software) such as Ansys HFSS/IE3D, Advance Design System, Si9000 , etc.
  • • Must be proficient with EE design tools-   Allegro PCB/Cadences (PCB Layout/Circuit Design Software)
  • • Must be proficient with vendor wireless test tools such as IQFACT+/CBT GO/CMW GO
  • • Mastery of Apple hardware and software preferred
  • • Software development skills with C/C++, Python is a plus