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Sr. RF Circuit Design Engineer
Ref No.: 18-50996
Location: Holtsville, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/19/2018
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Sr. RF Circuit Design Engineer. BSEE minimum. 7-10 years exp. Qualcomm handheld/smartphone device experience is a must
  • 8-12 years of practical industry experience in designing with RF circuits using the latest Smartphone chipsets (i.e., Qualcomm, Client, MediaTek, etc.) with a deep understanding of electromagnetic fields and microwaves
  • Relevant working experience in RF system integration for handheld, battery-operated mobile device applications is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Link Budget, Blocking and jamming analysis
  • Familiarity with RF/EM CAD simulation (i.e., ADS, CST, etc.) to perform PCB simulation of RF circuits & electronic assemblies
  • Hands-on experience with dense PCB board layout of RF circuits & modules; in-depth knowledge of design techniques used in designing for consideration of co-located, high-power transceivers and highly-sensitive radio receivers for RF coexistence & EMI/ESD compliance
  • Ability to successfully work in a cross-functional development environment, as well as independently with motivation and self-direction
Experience Required Preference given to practical experience in:
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of a complete mobile wirelessly-enabled product development lifecycle; concept through mass production
  • RF/EM CAD simulation (i.e., ADS, CST, etc.) including RF simulation of circuits, PCBs, cascaded RF link analysis, etc.
  • Hands-on RF circuit/system testing experience including cabled and radiated methods; standalone and accessory modalities
  • Noise / RF interference mitigation and troubleshooting methods
  • RF system integration (radio/antenna) design, debugging and optimization
  • Demonstrated RF design competency to achieve FCC/ETSI/3GPP compliance with recent success cases
  • Demonstrated competency to achieve Carrier compliance (i.e., AT&T, Telecommunication, etc.) with recent success cases
  • Prior leadership role within a cross-functional product development team
  • Project management of RF/radio development and RF system integration
Roles & Responsibilities As Senior RF Design Engineer you would primarily be responsible for leading the research, design & development of mobile device RF circuits, radios, and/or RF-subsystems for handheld battery-operated Enterprise-class, data & voice enabled smart-devices.  You would be working in a global situated, cross-functional project development team environment, where your primary responsibilities shall include:
  • Specifying and reviewing the product RF technical requirements from Product Marketing
  • As the RF Lead on cross-functional product team you would be representing the core RF team; scoping out the RF project's level of effort and communicating: development status to schedule milestones, technical and/or schedule issues and problem resolution plans to the program team
  • Selecting chipset architectures & components for multiple wireless technologies over multiple frequency bands (i.e., 13.56MHz; 700MHz to 6GHz, including but not limited to: GSM, LTE, CDMA, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac, NFC, BT)
  • Ensuring the overall RF/antenna system solution will fully satisfy target customer/Regulatory/Carrier performance requirements
  • Creating RF Link Budgets, Blocking & Jamming analyses and performing RF circuit/system simulations
  • Creating highly-efficient and thorough RF/system test plans & procedures
  • Performing hands-on RF integration and debug experiments of RF circuitry using commercial lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, base station emulators, signal simulators, network analyzers and OTA/MIMO measurement chambers, etc.
  • Directing & overseeing all aspects of associated RF/system testing in-House or at an external 3rd-parties
  • Providing RF technical management of third-party designers of RF circuits and sub-system solutions
  • Efficiently expedite responses & solutions to Customer queries & issues on Fielded products
Additionally as a Senior RF Design Engineer within EMV you will also:
  • Research Client RF subsystem technologies & solutions leading to patentable ideas
  • Continuously looking to improve the RF process and R&D tools using the latest software & testing methods
  • Provide guidance to other groups in resolving RF/system performance issues pertaining to either the RF/radio/antenna design elements or their integration within the target embodiments
  • Mentor & train jr.engineers in best practices in design & test methods
Generic Managerial Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • In addition to speaking fluent English, it would be advantageous to have the ability to converse & write in Chinese or Mandarin
  • Education: Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent); MSEE preferred