SOI Microwave/RF MMIC Design Engineer


Lowell, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 100 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA, 01851


MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications.

Job Description

MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

MACOM has more than 65 years of application expertise with multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Click here to view our facilities. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


SOI Microwave/RF MMIC Design Engineer

Job Description:

  • In Macom’s MMIC Business Unit, we design MMICs for cellular, aerospace and defense, and other wireless applications. We are looking for an experienced SOI microwave/RF design engineer. You will:
  • Be responsible for the design, layout, test, and release of SOI MMIC control products for microwave and millimeterwave applications. MMIC products include attenuators, phase shifters, and switches.
  • Design both RF and digital circuit portions of the control products.
  • Be responsible for all design activities related product development activities from kickoff through engineering evaluation.
  • Work with our package and assembly teams to develop new and cost-effective packaging and assembly methods.
  • Initiate prototype builds and manage product characterization. You will design evaluation boards and characterization fixtures, then direct or perform measurements. Evaluation data is processed and presented against the product development goals.
  • Work with our Product Engineering group to transfer the product to production.

Job Requirements:

Besides your technical skill set, it is very important to us that you bring the right attitude. You are highly motivated and result oriented. You are the one who makes it work and goes the extra mile. You have a pragmatic approach to solving complex technical problems. You are detail oriented. You are an entrepreneur who wants to work in a company that is going to develop challenging and innovative products. You work well in a tight team atmosphere together with our product engineering, quality, applications and engineering test teams.

  • Degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Electrical Engineering.
  • More than 5 years of experience in microwave design of SOI control MMICs.
  • Experience designing attenuators, phase shifters, or switches.
  • Familiar with digital design and MMIC integration.
  • Skilled with Cadence and ADS design simulation tools.
  • Experience with EM simulations. Understand best practices to set up most accurate EM simulations.
  • Experience designing for high yield and low cost.
  • Operation and calibration of a s-parameter, and nonlinear measurements using industry standard test equipment (spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, power meter, etc.).
  • Experience with the design of microwave evaluation boards including both electrical and thermal aspects.
  • Device modeling experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD or other drawing packages is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build long lasting partnerships.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office products.

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