RF/Microwave IC Design Engineer (4879)
To apply: Please apply to requisition 4879 on our website: http://www.viasat.com/careers
Location: Phoenix AZ
Job Responsibilities: Perform microwave/mixed-signal IC design of complex circuits. These circuits include: analog baseband, microwave (>5GHz) and digital subsystems such as: mixers, VGAs, LNAs, DACs, etc.
Perform custom IC design on SiGe and CMOS processes, particularly at 0.18um process technologies and below.
Independently plan and implement RF ICs from top-level floor planning down to complex microwave circuit blocks. Design circuits adhering to specifications and guidelines set by system level parameters.
Debug, Test, & Verification of the designed RF/microwave chipset(s) using equipment such as VNAs & Spectrum Analyzers.
Work closely and communicate with design and layout engineers on a day-to-day basis.
Assist with tapeout activities and deal with post-tapeout activities such as documentation
Full-chip design, layout, and simulation verification to meet a fixed scheduled tapeout date(s).
Experience/Skills Required Microwave/RF IC design experience.
Circuit/ASIC design in SiGe & CMOS process(es).
Design & verification using Agilent ADS and Cadence tools. Strong IC design skills in bipolar technologies.
Test/Measurement/Debug capability for microwave chipset(s).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills & team collaboration.
Skills that are a plus:
Knowledge of design & verification in ADS.
Experience with EM simulator(s) (HFSS, Momentum, Sonnet).
Previous circuit design experience for frequencies above 10GHz.
Previous design experience in 0.18um Jazz SiGe process.
Top Specific Skills Required: Experience in BiCMOS design using Cadence Virtuoso. Good understanding of RF/microwave circuit fundamentals. Experience with CAD tools such as ADS, Cadence and EM simulation tools. Good teamwork, communication and problem solving skills.
Citizenship requirements: US Citizenship Required
Travel Required: Up to 10 percent
Years of Experience Required: 8 plus years
Minimum Education Requirements: BA/BS
Employment Category: Full-time