Senior RF IC Layout Design

Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
Position Title: Senior RF IC Layout Designer/Engineer

Status: Full-Time Employment (W2)
Work Location: Bay Area, CA
Full Benefits:

Job Description:

As part of growing our Analog & RF Development team, and in support of a customer partnership, we are hiring additional RF and Analog Layout Engineers.  You’ll be a member of the RFIC team focusing on custom layout of designs at both blocks and chip-level, and working closely with designers to ensure area and performance constraints are met.  In this role, you will also contribute advanced RF-specific layout techniques, such as waveguides, L/C impedance mismatch compensation and trade-offs with distortion.  A successful candidate is creative and enjoys working independently, operate as a self-starter, and has strong layout experience in various analog/RF configurations, including tough matching, impedance mismatch, compensation for test-points and I/O pads/ESD structures.

Required Experience & Qualification:

• Expertise in CMOS custom IC layout in several of the following of the following: ADCs/DACs, PLLs, Filters (both CT and SC), LNAs, Quadrature LO Generators, Up-Conversion Mixers, VGAs, PAs, RF Switches.
• Good understanding of the issues and challenges related to signal distortion / linearity.
• Demonstrated deep understanding and prior experience in custom IC layout for various analog and RF blocks and chips -- DRC/LVS, parasitic extractions of the layouts, parasitic implications/minimization, all the checks as needed to release a chip to manufacturing.
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills, developing/driving concepts and ideas with other team members and across other parts of a large organization.
• BSEE/MSEE (or related discipline) preferred, but not required.

Company Profile:

Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company headquartered in San Diego, California. We build Centers of Expertise to support the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts enable leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software life-cycle. We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation. Working at Encore Semi means a continuous exposure to the most advanced technologies and tools, collaborating with industry-leading teams which are our customers and long-term partners, and making the difference in challenging but exciting projects.

Encore Semi Career Path:

Sri Ram
Talent Acquisition
Encore Semi, Inc.
Saratoga CA

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