RFIC Design Research Scientist
- Sunnyvale, CA
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We are looking for a RFIC Design Research Scientist within the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). In this role, you will be involved in the definition, design and test of novel systems on a chip for mmWave applications. We will look for you to define system and chip specifications, work with packaging engineers, and mentor junior engineers.
We are seeking a colleague with excellent communication skills who enjoys working independently, but also thrives within a larger team. Ideally, you will have a relevant publication history in the field. You should demonstrate deep knowledge of system trade-offs and electronics performance, as well as layout experience through tape-out without supervision.
ATC is the research lab for Lockheed Martin Space. Through our own skills and those of our partners-including universities and research labs around the world-we're able to put vision in motion. We are a part of LM's space division, but our technologies are far-reaching across domains. Napkin sketches of lasers that can shoot down UAVs-we made it real. Changing molecules so metals behave differently? We invented that. ATC's story is written in the success of missions here on Earth and far, far into space. Our innovation extends beyond incremental change. We strive for first-of-a-kind capability with enduring impact. Whatever the application, our charter is to create game-changing technologies. At the ATC, we're inspiring change in our endless pursuit of what's next.
You would typically have a Bachelors degree and 5-10 years of professional experience, a Masters and 3-8 years, or a PhD and 0-5 years.
Keywords: RFIC, CMOS, SiGe, Phased Arrays, Beamformer
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• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition
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• Fundamentals of microwave circuits (e.g. noise, linearity analysis), analog circuits, device
• Solid understanding of RFIC design flow in the Cadence Virtuoso environment
• Proven track record of RFIC, Analog IC design in CMOS and/or SiGe at mmWave frequencies
• Strong knowledge of systems design of transceivers for communications, radar, and/or integrated phased arrays
• Design experience in key blocks: LNA, PA, VGA, Phase Shifters, VCO, IF amplifiers, Mixers, etc.
• Experience in the design of passive components, such as inductors, transformers, transmission lines using 2.5D and 3D EM solvers (EMX, Peakview, HFSS, etc.)
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance to the TS/SCI level
• Publication history
• Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or other related field
• Experience in chip and package co-design
• 8-10 years of professional experience
• Current TS/SCI clearance
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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