RF IC Design Engineer

Blue Danube Systems

Warren, NJ, US / Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 02/23/2021
  • Website: bluedanube.com
  • Company Address: 3131 Jay Street Suite 201, Santa Clara, CA, 95054

About Blue Danube Systems

Blue Danube Systems designs next generation wireless solutions for mobile networks and other applications. Our Coherent Massive MIMO solution brings 5G beamforming to today’s networks dramatically increasing network capacity and end user experience. Together with cloud-based software suite utilizing machine learning techniques, our technology enables up to a 10X capacity increase in cellular networks with today’s smartphones. Blue Danube Systems is a privately held start-up backed by Sequoia Capital and Silver Lake along with other investors including AT&T.

Job Description

This position will be responsible for developing advanced mixed signal/RF ICs for Blue Danube wireless system products. These ICs include classical RF/IF/analog circuits such as LNA, PA, mixers, VGAs, analog/digital PLLs and filters, and proprietary mixed-signal circuits. Other responsibilities include lab characterization and system performance tests and system development activities.

Preferred Experience

Required skills and experience include:

  • Fundamental understanding of analog/RF integrated circuits
  • Excellent knowledge of analog/RF IC design, layout, and verification methodologies
  • Experience with CMOS and BiCMOS IC design and lab characterization
  • At least one substantive IC product or prototype development project (6+ months)
  • Ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of highly motivated engineers
  • Tenacity and propensity to do what it takes to deliver results and meet delivery dates

Strong candidates will possess some or all of the following:

  • Excellent understanding of wireless transceiver architectures and design tradeoffs
  • Fluency in RF system-level specifications
  • Extensive experience in lab characterization
  • 3+ year experience in analog/RF IC R&D
  • Experience with IC production and a demonstrated track record delivering quality products in complete product cycles.
  • Knowledge of active antennas
  • Knowledge of wireless chipsets
  • Enthusiasm to participate in an exciting startup developing revolutionary wireless solutions.


An MS EE or equivalent is required and a PhD is a plus.


We offer benefits that are competitive and comprehensive including the following:

  • Performance-based annual bonus
  • 401K with performance-backed employer match
  • Early stage equity
  • Medical, dental and vision care programs
  • Flexible and subsidized vacation policy
  • Regular company-sponsored team lunches, unlimited beverages & snacks, etc.

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