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Senior Engineer, RFIC Design

Company: KYOCERA International Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Kyocera International, Inc. has an opening for an experienced Senior Principal RFIC Design engineer to lead Synthesizer/PLL Design. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the design and development of high-performance RF (mmWave) synthesizer for our state-of-the-art mmWave solutions. As a Senior Principal RFIC Design engineer you will lead and mentor a team of talented engineers, drive innovative circuit design techniques, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our products' performance and quality. There are multiple opportunities for talented candidates who have focused expertise in transmitter, receiver, synthesizer modules and chip top level.There are multiple opportunities for talented candidates who have focused expertise in transmitter, receiver, synthesizer modules and chip top level.Check out highlights from how we reward our valued team members and make Kyocera a great team to join!

  • Competitive pay based on experience and an annual bonus program for all employees
  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation the first year, higher levels based on years with the company
  • No cap on vacation accruals - employees can cash our or save with no limit
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility - with company match
  • Pension Program (100% paid by employer)
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Generous paid "Sick time" for managing the unexpected and caring for your family
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family with no wait period
  • Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid time off for volunteer activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance benefit
  • Various wellness benefits including reimbursement for massages and many of our work locations have on-site gyms!With nearly 80,000 employees globally, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech Ceramics which are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, Medical applications, and semiconductor processing. You will find our innovative materials in everything from smart phones to space shuttles! We have a wonderful and robust corporate culture and philosophy based on the experiences and writings of our founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, which you can learn more abouthere! Come find out why we have so many long tenured staff (many with over 30 years of service)! We are not only a great place to work but also a great place to retire from! Exempt GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior RFIC (mmWave) Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the design and development of high-performance RFIC transceiver for our state-of-the-art mmWave solution. As a Senior RFIC Design Engineer, you will oversee the design, implementation, and characterization of high-performance RF/mmW/analog circuit blocks. Further, you will have the opportunity to drive innovative circuit design techniques and contribute to the continuous improvement of our products' performance and quality.There are multiple opportunities for talented candidates who have focused expertise in transmitter, receiver, synthesizer modules and chip top level.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Implement end-to-end RFIC design, from concept to implementation, ensuring competitive KPIs for mmWave base station applications.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate RFIC block-level and system-level architecture, understanding and balancing performance, area, and power consumption requirements.
    • Provide feedback to package and PCB design/layout, importing models to simulation environment and run extensive simulations to capture the impacts of package and PCB on RFIC performance
    • Full IC Design Flow: In-depth understanding of overall IC design and verification flow, compensation, and calibration, bias circuit, power supply, power management, product yield and reliability analysis, design kits, foundry process, PDK and related design documents, production variations, support of evaluation board design, and design validation
    • IC Circuit Architecture and Tradeoff: Deep understanding of device physics and models, circuit architecture, and design tradeoffs.
    • Experienced in IC circuit design and analysis and critical layout for some of the following: power amplifier, Low noise amplifier, variable gain amplifier, mixer, filter, opamps, PLL/VCO.
    • EM structure: In-depth knowledge of EM structures: microstrip, combiners, coupler, transformer, directional coupler, mutual coupling and shielding analysis.
    • Product Support: Work with Applications, Product, Test and Manufacturing Engineers to help answer customer questions, assess field failures, support yield improvements, etc.
    • Simulation and Validation: Conduct extensive simulations, modeling, and validation of circuits using industry-standard EDA tools such as AMS and System Verilog to ensure robust performance and functionality across various operating conditions.
    • Silicon Characterization: Collaborate with the test team to define test plans and support silicon characterization efforts to validate and debug the chip's performance.
    • Design Documentation: Prepare comprehensive design documentation, including specifications, design reviews, and data reviews ensuring efficient knowledge transfer within the team.
    • Intellectual Property: Contribute to the creation and protection of intellectual property through patents, solidifying our Kyocera's position as an industry leader.QUALIFICATIONS
      • PH.D. in Electrical Engineering, or related fields, with a focus on RF/analog/mm-wave design or M.Sc. with 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
      • Expertise in CMOS and SOI process technologies, deep sub-micron nodes, and RFIC layout techniques.
      • Proficiency in EDA tools such as Cadence, Spectre, Virtuoso, AMS, EMX, HFSS and familiarity with hardware description languages (e.g. Verilog).
      • Experience in automation (e.g. Python, SKILL, etc) is a plus
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
      • Effective communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change and other duties may be assigned or removed at any time. This position may require exposure to information subject to US Export Control regulations, i.e.: the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be US persons within the meaning of US regulations.

        Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

        If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Kyocera International, Inc. Human Resources team directly.
        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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