• Senior PDK Development Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Research Triangle Park
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    RF Engineering
  • Job Description

    Wolfspeed (Cree's Power & RF division) is one of the world's leading suppliers of gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices for RF communications, radar and electronic warfare. We are currently looking for an experienced PDK development engineer to provide development and support of process design kits for Wolfspeed’s RF GaN HEMT technology. The engineer would be part of Wolfspeed’s RF Device Modeling/PDK team, and will be responsible for the development, generation, delivery, and support of PDKs for both packaged and die level discrete devices, and complete foundry MMIC services. The engineer will work with other modeling engineers, RF MMIC designers, the product development team, and external customers to ensure successful implementation of the PDK and nonlinear model with their designs.


    What can Wolfspeed do for you? 

    We are an industry leader in GaN RF devices and circuits, providing state-of-the-art solutions for high power, high efficiency RF applications in a wide array of industries, including telecom, satcom, defense, and others. Come work with experts in the field, help solve challenging technical problems, and lead the way in developing these cutting-edge technologies. This position will allow you to work with our unique technology, learn about the nuances of our processes, and take part in developing and enabling the next technologies as we continue to grow and improve our technology.


    What can you do for Wolfspeed?

    • Develop and maintain Keysight ADS and AWR MWO process design kits to support discrete devices, packaged devices, and full MMIC processes, including implementation of linear components and Wolfspeed’s proprietary nonlinear HEMT models
    • Work closely with design, layout, and process engineers to understand and incorporate process and technology requirements into the models and PDKs.
    • Develop, qualify, and support physical verification decks for DRC/LVS to support design tape out.
    • Provide NPI product model integration for ADS and MWO, including development, compiling, and support of nonlinear models.
    • Provide application support for PDK usage to external customers
    • Create and maintain documentation to support PDK usage and requirements, including updates to foundry manuals, as well as general applications support for the PDK and device models

    What you need for success: (Minimum qualifications-quantifiable qualifications)

    • Minimum B.S in electrical engineering or related field
    • Proficiency with EDA software, specifically ADS and/or MWO, required. Familiarity with other CAD tools such as DW2000 will be beneficial.
    • Prior experience with PDK development, including coding, debugging, DRC development, etc. is strongly desired
    • Customer oriented communication skills
    • Should be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision
    • Strong interpersonal and professional relationship skills
    • Strong organization skills
    • US Citizen or green card holder

    Highly preferred skills and certifications (Preferred Qualifications, still quantifiable):

    • M.S in electrical engineering with work in a related field.
    • At least 5 years’ experience of PDK development, GaN HEMT related is preferred.
    • Familiar with III-V technology with process, simulation and design.
    • Related experience of working within semiconductor foundry companies.
    • Some related RF design experience with MMIC or discrete devices.


    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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