Electrical Engineer- RF Circuit Design

Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for an Electrical Engineer specializing in RF circuit design, with interest in designing integrated circuits (ICs).

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A strong background in RF circuit analysis and testing is required, including network analysis, dynamic range, noise figure, phase noise, compression, and harmonic distortion. A solid working knowledge of programming related to chip design and test is also required (Cadence Virtuoso, Allegro, ADS, HFSS, Matlab, VHDL).

Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable in:

  • RF, analog, and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit design.
  • Typical circuits include Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS) and Phase-locked Loops (PLLs), custom high-speed (> 1 GHz) digital blocks (in CMOS, CML, and ECL), ADCs, DACs, RF converters, op-amps, voltage regulators, LNAs, PAs.
  • Other circuits include RTL/ standard-cell based digital control and signal processing circuits designed in CMOS, BiCMOS, and/or compound semiconductors.
  • Typical circuit speeds vary from 10MHz digital to >20GHz (both analog and digital).
Candidate must have a good intuitive and mathematical understanding of transistor-level circuit design, and should understand how physical layout drives analog/RF performance. The candidate must be able to identify and evaluate alternative circuit topologies (including novel ones), analyze design trade-offs, and present the results in a clear and concise way. This includes working with the IC CAD tools to optimize the design and layout while simulating/verifying the circuit.

The designer is expected to take their circuits through all phases of design, simulation, layout, verification, and test. The candidate must have good people skills and be able to work with limited supervision as part of a team or in a lead role. The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in technical areas is also important.

BAE Systems offers competitive pay, benefits, and important work-life balance initiatives including every other Friday Off, Flextime, and Telecommuting. BAE also believes in a culture of recognition for the extraordinary contributions of our skilled employees.

Typical Education & Experience

Required Skills and Education
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status
  • BSEE or BSCE required, with mixed-signal, analog, RF/Microwave, and/or VLSI concentration.
  • Matlab experience
  • Proficiency with one or multiple CAD tools: Cadence Virtuoso and Assura; Agilent ADS and Dynamic Link; Synopsis;
  • Experience with IC and/or PCB design from simulation through layout and physical verification
  • Testing experience with Analog, RF, Microwave, and/or digital circuits
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Familiarity with Linux shell environment.
  • Proficiency with one or more programing languages.
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Coursework in Microelectronics, Systems & Controls, Semiconductors, Analog Design, Digital Design, RF & Microwave Design
  • Automated testing (Matlab, GPIB, Labview etc...)
  • Matlab programing and scripting
  • Prior internship/work experience related to analog, RF, mixed-signal, or microwave circuit design
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
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