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RF (mmWave) IC Design Engineer

Updated: Mar 25

About Metawave: Metawave is solving today’s real-world problems in highly automated driving and in high-speed wireless communications by using advanced beam focusing and steering technologies. Our mission is to make driving safer and communications faster and more reliable. We develop our technology from ground up to highly scalable and modular platforms that cater to various radar sensing applications. Leveraging artificial intelligence and highly integrated analog front-end modules, Metawave is advancing automotive radar to the next-level to meet customers’ metrics and enabling mobile carriers to rollout high-capacity networks seamlessly , economically and more efficiently. Metawave demonstrated the first beamsteering radar system capable of distinguishing objects in all-weather and difficult driving conditions, SPEKTRA™ radar platform, making travel safer and smarter. Metawave technology will bring high-speed connectivity to billions of users though our high-speed state-of-the-art 5G platforms, TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive relays, enabling connection in bustling cities, busy office buildings, crowded concerts and sporting events, and under-serviced pockets all around the world. Metawave is conquering the millimeter wave world of sensing and communication. Your Role: We are currently seeking millimeter-wave IC design engineers to develop circuits for next generation radar and communication systems in leading edge silicon process. As part of our fast-growing team, you will be involved from initial IC conception to manufacturing qualification and ramp. We have multiple openings and are open to multiple experience levels. ​ Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with antenna and systems engineering to define sub-systems and block-level specifications.

  • Perform transistor-level design and layout of PA, LNA, mixer, VGA, VCO, combiner/divider, phase shifter, and coupler circuits, along with complete transmitter, receiver and PLL sub-systems in SiGe BiCMOS and/or RF CMOS process in various frequency bands from 24 - 81 GHz.

  • Perform electro-magnetic (EM) modeling and design of matching networks and tuning structures for circuits.

  • Perform PVT corner/Monte Carlo simulations and post-layout optimizations.

  • Collaborate with teammates to optimize critical transceiver chain gain, NF and linearity.

  • Participate in top-level simulations, verifications, layout checks and tape outs.

  • Participate in evaluating, measuring, and debugging silicon until high volume production.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience of mmWave IC design

  • Deep knowledge and a proven track record of mmWave and/or RF IC design in SiGe BiCMOS and/or RF CMOS process.

  • Familiarity with various transceiver architectures and their trade-offs.

  • Thorough understanding of fundamental microwave theories and concepts including transmission-lines concepts, scattering parameters, gain, noise, linearity and return loss design trade-offs.

  • Extensive experience in analysis, design, and implementation of mmWave PA, LNA, mixer, VGA, and VCO circuits.

  • Solid experience in design and simulation of lumped and distributed passive structures, including transmission lines, coupled lines, transformers, matching networks, directional couplers, dividers/combiners, phase shifters, inductors, and capacitors.

  • Proficient with various EDA tools: Cadence Virtuoso/ADE/Spectre/EMX, and Keysight ADS.

  • Hands-on experience with mmWave test equipment and on-wafer calibration for silicon characterization and debug.

  • Work well independently and as part of a team with good communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong individual contributor and ability to work with a team.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Close attention to detail.

Education

  • MS Electrical Engineering or Physics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ mmWave IC design experience in industry

  • Experience with HFSS simulations

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry

  • Automotive radar experience is a plus, ideally for automotive grade radar

  • Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond

Perks + Benefits:​

  • Competitive salary package

  • Stock options for every employee

  • Hybrid in office and work from home plan

  • Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance

  • 401k plan

  • Flexible time off & paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement

  • Fitness Reimbursement


​​Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.



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