RFIC Design Engineer

4G, Architecture, BSC, Broadband, Budget, CMOS, Cadence, Circuit design, Communication skills, Creativity, Cross-functional, DFT, Design engineering, Engineering, English, Fluency, IC, Integrated circuit, Integration, IoT, LTE, Laboratory equipment, Language models, Layout, Leadership, MSC, Marketing, Mentorship, Mobile, Networking, OFDM, Problem solving, Production, QA, RF, RFIC, Sales, Self motivated, Signal processing, Simulation, Software, Specification, Spectrum, UI, Verilog, WiMAX, Wireless communication
Full Time
$140,000 - $180,000

Job Description

Senior/Principal RFIC Design Engineer

We are searching for a Principal level radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design engineer to join a strong group of RFIC designers to help lead Sequans Communications, Ltd. in the development of RF transceivers to address the LTE (4G) IoT markets. Sequans Communications is a leading provider of chips for the LTE IoT market and is the top producer of WiMAX chips in the world for the mobile phone industry.  Working within a dynamic design team you will participate in the development of next generation RFIC products for 5G wireless communication networks. 


  • Specify, design and verify key circuits and sub-systems of integrated RF transceivers
  • Work closely with other teams to facilitate the design and production process,
  • g. Software, Signal Processing, Product Integration, Sales & Marketing
  • Provide broad technical expertise and mentor junior engineers within the team


  • Highly motivated, pro-active self-starter
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Team oriented attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to communicate well with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills


  • Engineering degree in a relevant discipline. BSc, MSc or equivalent
  • 7 to 15 years’ experience of relevant IC development
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Recent successful RFIC project contributions on highly integrated RF transceivers,
  • ideally related to broadband wireless communication systems, e.g. WiFi or LTE,
  • on a nano-metre scale RF-CMOS technology
  • Understanding of Low power / low noise design techniques for Analogue and RF
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacture considerations on cutting edge processes
  • Full appreciation of RF and baseband layout techniques


  • Multi-Band RF circuit design in the 700MHz to 5GHz range
  • High Power Amplifiers are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Cadence and/or Mentor frontend and backend tools are absolutely required.
  • Familiarity with RF lab equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and vector signal analyzers is required.


  • RFIC System and architecture design, ideally for OFDM applications
  • RFIC Sub-system and block level definition & specification
  • RFIC Link Budget / Level Plan analysis
  • System simulation


  • Integrated single chip RF + Digital baseband projects
  • Top level chip simulation and functional verification
  • Analogue behavioral language modeling (e.g. Verilog-AMS)
  • Mixed-mode simulation environments (e.g. mixed verilog and device level )
  • Direct conversion Rx and Tx architectures and associated considerations
  • DFT and BIST for Analogue and RF circuits
  • Silicon test and de-bugging


  • CMOS
  • LTE
  • 5G
  • RF and analogue
  • RFIC Designer
  • Cadence
  • +7yrs experience in Design
  • MsSc
Dice Id : 10308440
Position Id : 6600301
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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