Qualcomm RFFE R&D Characterisation Design Engineer - Nijmegen, Netherlands in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Job Description:

Job Id E1956714

Job Title RFFE R&D Characterisation Design Engineer - Nijmegen, Netherlands

Post Date 06/29/2017

Company-Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area Engineering - Hardware

Location Netherlands - Nijmegen

Job Overview This position is located within Qualcomm's RF Front-End (RFFE) Engineering Department. The position offers the opportunity to characterise, validate and verify the performance of RF Front-End Modules to ensure design success. The Characterisation Design Engineer is also responsible for analysing the performance of the product under development and provide design feedback to the team. The responsibility also extends to innovating RF/Analog Characterisation techniques for complex products. Qualcomm solutions include highly customised LNAs, PAs, FEMs, antenna tuner and multi-throw switches in standalone and module packages for 4G and 5G wireless cell phone and ultra-mobile devices. The RF Characterisation Design Engineer will deliver Front-End Module designs in a fast-paced team environment, and is required to work closely with RF IC design engineers to optimise a design by extensive data collecting, analysing the data and co-designing the product based on RF system knowledge.

  • Design and develop engineering evaluation test boards for RFFE products

  • Develop Characterisation Test Plans to report the performance of RFFE products in a highly automated RF test set-up

  • Work with LNA test setup such as PNAX, PXA, network analysers, noise figure measurement, sophisticated system tools such ET/DPD, system alignment, transceiver optimisation as well as antenna tuners to optimize the performance

  • Characterisation Report includes all the parametric data from RFFE such as Rx path NF, noise circles, IP2/IM2, IP3/IM3, Gain modes, S-parameters of Rx path components, as well as Tx path PAE, Gain, ACLR, power sweep, Rx Band Noise, Spectrum Emission Mask, s-par, x-par, Load-pull, Out-of-band rejection, frequency sweep, etc. Collect and evaluate data to verify performance over temperature, voltage, and process corners

  • Summarise and create performance reports

  • Select, implement, and maintain test equipment necessary for RFFE product characterisation. Work with IC design team to maintain, optimise, and release chip setting for overall optimised product performances.

Minimum Qualifications A minimum of 3 years of professional experience with the following skills:

  • Test capacity for RF products

  • RF circuitry and mixed signal integrated circuits

  • PCB design/debug skills

  • Lab equipment, including: Spectrum analysers, Network analysers, digitising oscilloscopes, signal generators, DMMs, and programmable power supplies.

  • Data analysis tools

  • Perl or Labview

Preferred Qualifications Wireless communications experience

Education Requirements Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering required, Master's preferred.

EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.