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Qualcomm RFIC Power Amplifier Designer in Seoul, South Korea


Qualcomm Korea YH

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Engineering

Qualcomm Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

General Summary:

General Summary

Qualcomm is the world leader in wireless chipsets powering WAN and Connectivity devices, the largest fabless semiconductor in the world, and is widely regarded as one of the most employee friendly companies in the world. Qualcomm designs the most advanced radio technology in the commercial wireless marketplace, from LTE to Connectivity, and our RF/Analog IC Design Team is actively seeking several experienced RFIC/RFFE IC designers with Senior, Staff and Sr. Staff Engineer experience levels with demonstrated experience in the latest designs and design tools.

  • Define, design and develop complex high performance radio frequency integrated circuits for discrete RFIC’s, Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) circuits and SoC’s.

  • The selected candidate should have experience in RFIC design of high-power amplifier (PA) to be used as stand-alone circuits, RFFE modules, RFA Transceivers or SoC’s.

  • Perform circuit topology analysis and integration of the RFIC in the RFFE modules, RFA Transceivers and SoC’s

  • A strong knowledge on power amplifier design, RF IC design, smith chart utilization, Electro Magnetic (EM) simulation and transmitter specifications is required.

  • Knowledge on PA optimized process technology (SiGe, GaAs HBT, CMOS, RFSOI LDMOS…) and its PDK and thermal simulation is a plus

  • The ideal candidate would also have a good understanding of best power amplifier or transmitter test practices and debug skills in the lab.


We will also consider candidates with 3+ years experience with designing RF/Analog circuits for wireless products (e.g., PA, RF driver amplifier) paired with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering as a minimum qualification in lieu of a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications


Masters - Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years Power Amplifier design on RFIC or related work experience.

2+ years ASIC/RF design, verification, or related work experience.

2+ years of academic or professional experience using two or more of the following software: ADS, CADENCE Virtuoso, EM simulator, Thermal simulator

Preferred Qualifications


See the required degree associated with years of work experience

Work Experiences:

2+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with internship or publication

3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Design of RFIC power amplifier, transmitter RF/Analog circuits

Product experience from conception, design, characterization and product commercialization

Electro Magnetic (EM) or Thermal simulation with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above).

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