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      October 17,2021
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    RFFE R&D Characterization Lead - QCT/RFFE, Nijmegen, Netherlands (w/m/d)


    Qualcomm Technologies Netherlands B.V.

    Job Area:

    Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware Engineering

    General Summary

    Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G, ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform its potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age and this is where you come in. Qualcomm BU RFFE enables the delivery of RF front-end modules in fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast growing business segments, such as IoT, drones, robotics, automotive applications and more.

    This position is located within Qualcomm's RF Front-End (RFFE) Engineering Department. The position offers the opportunity to characterize, validate and verify the performance of RF Front-End Modules to ensure design success. The Characterization Manager is responsible for analyzing the performance of the product under development and provide feedback to the design team. This responsibility also extends to innovating RF/Analog Characterization techniques for complex products. Qualcomm solutions include highly customized LNAs, PAs, FEMs, antenna tuner and multi-throw switches in standalone and module packages for 4G and 5G wireless cell phone and ultra-mobile devices. The RF Characterization Manager will deliver Front-End Module designs in a fast-paced team environment and is required to work closely with RF IC/Modules design engineers to optimize a design by extensive data collecting, analyzing the data and optimizing the product based on RF system knowledge.


    • Develop Characterization Test Plans to report the performance of RFFE products in a highly automated RF test set-up

    • Ensure that Software and Lab equipment is up to date and calibrated, this includes capex planning and roll out of new setups in line with company strategy. When needed special setups need to be developed within the local team

    • Summarize and create performance reports: Characterization Report includes all the parametric data from RFFE such as Rx path NF, noise circles, IP2/IM2, IP3/IM3, Gain modes, S-parameters of Rx path components, as well as Tx path PAE, Gain, ACLR, power sweep, Rx Band Noise, Spectrum Emission Mask, s-par, x-par, Load-pull, Out-of-band rejection, frequency sweep, etc. Collect and evaluate data to verify performance over temperature, voltage, and sample variation

    • Work with design team to maintain, optimize, and release digital register setting for overall optimized product performances.

    • Design and develop engineering evaluation test boards for RFFE products

    • Manage a team of characterization design engineers (people management)

    Minimum Qualifications

    A minimum of 8 years of professional experience with the following skills:

    • Testing for RF products

    • Understanding of RF circuitry and 3GPP wireless standards

    • PCB design/debug skills

    • Familiar with Lab equipment, including: Spectrum analyzers, Network analyzers, digitizing oscilloscopes, signal generators, DMMs, and programmable power supplies.

    • Data analysis tools; SW knowledge: Perl, C# or Labview

    • Proven people management skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Wireless communications experience, leadership skills


    RF, Front End Module, Validation, Characterization, Wireless, Test, TX, RX, PA, LNA, Management

    Educational Requirements

    Min BSCEE, preferred MSCEE

    Minimum Qualifications


    Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Information Systems

    Work Experiences:

    7+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.



    Preferred Qualifications


    Masters - Computer Science, Masters - Engineering, Masters - Information Systems

    Work Experiences:

    3+ years experience with hardware design and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF tools, etc. ,3+ years experience utilizing schematic capture and circuit simulation software. ,3+ years experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF). ,12+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience. ,1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.



    Computer Science, DSP Architectures, Electrical Engineering, Optical Systems, Packaging Systems

    *References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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