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RFIC Systems Test Engineer
Silicon Engineering
Posted on 4/23/2022
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science
  • Experience with RF engineering
  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering with emphasis in RF/microwave integrated circuits
  • 2+ years of experience with circuits at a frequency greater than 10 GHz
  • 2+ years of experience in simulation tools such as ADS, HFSS or Momentum
  • Experience characterizing radio performance at microwave frequencies
  • Strong RF/microwave modeling skills, and ability to characterize and model both linear and non-linear circuits such as phase-locked loops, vector modulators/demodulators, oscillators, mixers, filters, low noise and power amplifiers
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems and modulation types such as QPSK, APSK and QAM
  • Knowledge of RF transceiver architectures
  • RF/Microwave design in the Ku-band, K-band and Ka-band frequency range
  • Expert on radio related test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator and network analyzers
  • Familiar with wafer probe testing
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Model high frequency circuits
  • Develop RF/microwave system using standalone blocks
  • Supervise modeling of package and external parasitic components
  • Perform PCB floor planning and guide the layout
  • Evaluate and characterize prototypes of the design
  • Characterize and analyze full radio performance
  • Work with the antenna team to optimize the radio performance
  • Develop automated test lab equipment for lab measurements
  • Work with manufacturing engineers on production testing and qualification of the RFIC components and systems
  • Create specification to compliance (STC) files that define all required tests
  • Create and modify general unified test solution (GUTS) programs that drive automated test solutions
  • Drives design verification test (DVT) testing and actively provide feedback to design

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.