Sr. RFIC Design Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200558256
The Wireless SoC Radio Team architects, designs and delivers state-of-art CMOS radios, from RF-to-bits. To deliver these radios, our team is responsible for the design of a wide range of RF, analog, and mixed-signal blocks such as integrated PAs and LNAs, data converters, mixers, baseband filters, phase-locked loops, crystal oscillators, wideband LDOs and bandgap references. We are working on new radio architectures with every new chip, tailored to the specific requirements of each Apple product. Our design goal is to transform the user experience at the product level, as part of a world-class vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF/Analog architecture and design, Systems/PHY/MAC architecture and design, VLSI/RTL design and integration, Emulation, Design Verification, Test and Validation, and FW/SW engineering. As an RFIC design engineer, you will be at the center of this wireless SoC design group. You will have a critical impact on developing Apple’s state-of-the-art radios and getting them into hundreds of millions of products.


As a RF IC design engineer, you will be a key member of an RFIC team, researching, designing and bringing the next-generation of wireless technologies into high-volume production in advanced CMOS technology nodes. Responsibilities include: - Design of analog and/or RFIC blocks. - Overseeing the layout and verifying the design to ensure a successful tape-out. - Overseeing the test and characterization of the design, and debugging issues that may arise from early development stages through productization. - Working with the system group to define the requirements for RF and baseband blocks based on the system requirements. - Working with the technology team to understand the capabilities and limits of the technology node to achieve the optimum performance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • RF/analog and mixed signal design experience in cutting-edge RF CMOS design.

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSEE and PhD is preferred.
  • RFIC circuit design. Direct tape-out experience with one or more of the following blocks: RF front-end circuits, PA, LNA, mixer, oscillator, PLL, LO, VGA, filter, ADC/DAC, TIA or other baseband analog blocks in deep sub-micron CMOS technology.
  • Deep understanding of analog design concepts such as analysis of noise, linearity, mismatch, stability, and other analog impairments.
  • Deep understanding of CMOS device physics, RF device modeling, device noise parameters, inductor modeling, and circuit layout for optimum RF performance.
  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs
  • Familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso, Spectre RF, EMX and similar tools.
  • Experience in Si characterization and debug.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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