RF IC Layout Designer

Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Date Posted: 12-10-2018
Position Title: RFIC Layout Designer
Location: Bay Area, CA
Status: Full-time

About the Team:

In support of the high-growth in Wireless development, the Analog & RF Design group is expanding and recruiting additional team members. The focus of this team is to implement complex, high-frequency, low power SoC designs across multiple application areas.  We partner with the top-tier SoC companies to implement designs from architecture and design to tapeout, on today’s most complex process technologies, using the latest EDA tools and design methodologies.

About the Project:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• 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.

Education Requirements:

• Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering
• Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering


About Encore Semi:

Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company. We build Centers of Expertise to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software. We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.

Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies & tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners. Learn more about the company’s great benefits and career path on our website.
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