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Senior Principal IC Design Engineer


Lowell, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics
  • Post Date: 08/03/2022
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  • Company Address: 100 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA, 01851


MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications.

Job Description

As part of a fast-moving team, the Senior Principal design engineer will design and characterize new RF products. The candidate must be able to architect ICs that comply with initial specifications, thoroughly simulate, manage the project to validation, support the manufacturing release and qualification, be comfortable with frequencies above 30GHz.


  • Act as a subject matter expert in the area of CMOS SOI, SiGe and GaAs ICs
  • Take an IC development from concept to productization
  • Develop innovative company design IP
  • Architecture, schematic design, layout, EM extraction, hands-on laboratory characterization of RF ICs
  • Manage project, support customers, work with test and application engineers

Job Qualifications:

  • Extensive product design and release experience
  • Deep knowledge of silicon RFIC design techniques (SOI, BiCMOS, GaAs )
  • Deep understanding of device physics and operation
    Switch, attenuators and passive component design expertise
  • Knowledge of Silicon and GaAs technology landscape and foundry options
  • Proven track record of mmWave, RF, and analog integrated circuit design
  • Expert knowledge of Cadence and/or ADS design environment
  • Experience with E&M modelling tools (momentum, EMPro, HFSS, Sonnet, etc.)
  • Ability to characterize products hands on in the lab
  • Ability to support a product through the entire product development and release cycle
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the specific ability to speak to various technical and management levels
  • Willingness to travel when required
  • B.S. plus 15 years of IC design experience
  • M.S. plus 13 years of IC design experience
  • Ph.D. plus 10 years of IC design experience

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