Senior MMIC Designer

Job Locations US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Requisition ID
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RF Engineering

Job Description

This Senior MMIC Design Engineer for Wolfspeed (Cree’s Power & RF division) will be responsible for the design of custom microwave MMICs in our GaN HEMT processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of design, including specification, electrical design, layout, test and documentation.


What can Wolfspeed do for you?


Wolfspeed is an industry leader in the design, development, and production of GaN high power RF integrated circuits and components.  Come be a part of this dynamic team and find out how you can contribute to cutting edge, state-of-the-art product development in a wide array of challenging applications supporting the Telecom, Sat Com, Military, and numerous other diverse industries.  This will be an opportunity to not only help address distinct customer needs, but help influence the direction and development of this exciting technology for the future.


What can you do for Wolfspeed?


  • Design saturated and linear HPAs, Gain Blocks, LNAs, switches, and other RF and microwave MMICs
  • Design and specification of applicable test fixtures and associated materials
  • Development of test plans and hands on trouble shooting of circuits during test
  • Documentation of design and characterization and support of design reviews, final data review, back-fitting and other analysis
  • Interact with process development, operations, business development and other technical and business roles in order to ensure successful results


What you need for success:


  • B.S.E.E with 5+ years MMIC design experience using large signal models
  • Proficiency with non-linear circuit simulators (Agilent ADS and/or AWR Microwave Office)
  • Proficiency with electromagnetic simulators (Sonnet, Momentum, etc.)
  • Proficiency with circuit layout (ADS, AWR, DW2000)
  • Thorough understanding of device physics and behavior
  • Hands on experience with both on-wafer and fixtured microwave testing (e.g. Small signal, power, efficiency, linearity, noise-figure, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to meet schedules and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have the ability to obtain a Secret U.S. security clearance


Highly Preferred Skills and Certifications:


  • M.S.E.E with 10+ years microwave circuit design experience with specific experience in high efficiency HPAs and Linear HPAs
  • Experience designing with GaN transistors
  • Experience with device characterization and parameter extraction
  • Experience with analog circuit design (CMOS, direct coupled logic, e/d mode, etc.)
  • Experience with modern linearity enhancement techniques and industry standard modulation schemes.


Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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