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Title:  mm-Wave / RF IC Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  39762
Department:  RF Communications Department

San Diego, CA, 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. 


We provide 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.


Ours is a dynamic, multicultural 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 centers, 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.


Staff Millimeter-Wave/RF Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA

Relocation eligible: yes

H1B eligible: yes



Millimeter-wave/RF engineer will have a critical role in developing innovative circuits for 5G and Satcom networks. In this highly visible position, the mm-wave/RF engineer will oversee the system-level development of the-state-of-the-art millimeter-wave front-ends and determine the system architectures for next generation communication circuits. We are looking for highly motivated and talented problem-solvers with strong IC design skills as well as solid EM and communication systems background.



  • Design mm-wave/RF IC’s such as power amplifiers, LNA’s, phase shifters, up/down converters and frequency multipliers.
  • Interpret the system-level requirements and translate those to the IC level specifications.
  • Design and simulate on-chip EM structures as well as IC/package interfaces.
  • Support full-cycle test & design validation, and hardware-to-simulation correlation studies in the lab.


Requirements- Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Design and Analysis of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, including amplifiers, frequency converters, oscillators, attenuators, phase shifters, etc.
  • Solid understanding of RF system analysis such as link budget, frequency mixing and spurs, sampling theorem, FFT etc. Knowledge and experience with phased arrays are plus.
  • Proficiency in Schematic, Layout, Verification in Cadence Virtuoso and ADS.
  • Experience in EM simulations both for on-chip and package parts.
  • Hands-on experience in the lab, operating essential test equipment such as VNA, Spectrum analyzer.
  • Experience in programming in Matlab/Python or similar
  • Good communication skills and effective team work



  • Master's (or equivalent) in Electronics/ Electrical Engineering




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: San Diego