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Title:  Sr. Staff Electric Engineer - RF IC

Requisition ID:  38630
Department:  RF Communications Department

Lowell, MA, US

Job Function:  Hardware Engineering


Company Overview

Renesas is a global, multi-billion dollar; publicly-traded company headquartered in Japan, with subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. 


Renesas provides hardware and software solutions for a range of cutting-edge technologies including self-driving cars, robots, automated factory equipment, and smart home applications. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day. You may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas is a dynamic, multi-cultural technology company where employees learn, mentor, innovate and thrive. Renesas is extending our share in fast-growing data economy-related markets such as infrastructure and data center, and strengthening our presence in the industrial/IOT and automotive segments. Our solutions drive products developed by major innovators around the world. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics.


Job Description

Renesas's rapidly growing RF Division is looking for highly motivated RFIC engineers to join our team. At our design centers in Boston and San Diego we have created breakthrough RF products that have shipped over 15 million units over the past 3 years.  We seek very capable individuals to design high performance RFICs for leading-edge transmit and receive products and standalone components for test, cable and next-generation wireless infrastructure markets, leading us to even greater success. Candidates confident in pursuing challenging goals requiring innovative technical solutions and who are capable of learning and sharing ideas within a multi-cultural team will thrive in this environment. If this opportunity appeals to you please read on.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Passive structure designs such as baluns, filters, phase shifter with EMX/Momentum
  • Work with cross-functional groups on EVKit/load-board designs to optimize performance
  • Custom-SPI/I3C/MIPI development – work with cross-functional groups within IDT to design & verify digital interfaces
  • Custom package development – Work together with packaging group to develop custom packages and perform 3D Modeling throughout the design phase. 
  • Learn, on the job, the breadth of the group’s product development cycle and apply that knowledge to lead projects through the engineering development stage
  • Apply IDT’s trademark technologies to design transmit/receive architectures and circuits
  • Perform studies on how to improve standard library elements – ESD clamps, IO buffers and bias controllers – to further enhance the quality and reliability of products.  Design and layout peripherals, such as ESD, IO Buffers, and bias controllers.   Validate improvements once they return from fab.
  • Collaborate with lead engineers to diagnose and correct circuit flaws in new and existing products.  Perform in-depth peer reviews to determine weak links within circuit architectures and advise on how to improve.
  • Manage and share detailed technical results and proactively support cross-functional groups involved with the product



  • BSEE, MSEE or PhD preferred
  • 10+ years of industrial RF/Analog IC design and development experience or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of RF parameters such as S-parameters, NF, P1dB, IP3, IMD, stability
  • Fluent in RFIC design using ADS and Cadence Spectre RF design suite
  • Fluent in the following EM tools: Momentum, EMX, and HFSS
  • Strong hands-on experience using RF test equipment and characterizing RF ICs
  • Must be able to work both independently and together in a team environment
  • Solid organizational skills with attention to details
  • Good communication, presentation skills and effective team work
  • Curious and aspires to overcome design challenges – driven to succeed personality


Renesas Electronics America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Lowell
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston