RF/Analog Functional Verification Engineer, Senior - San Jose
San Jose
hace 2 días

Company :

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Job Area :

Engineering Group, Engineering Group >

General Summary

Qualcomm’s Connectivity functional verification team is looking for an enthusiastic new team member to participate in the pre-silicon verification of high performance RFICs for WIFI radio and personal navigation applications.

Responsibilities include :

Based on analog circuit design, developing, and debugging behavioral models for event driven simulation, as well as models for mixed signal simulation.

Developing and maintaining self-checking test benches

Define and develop test coverages and test sequences for design verification

Maintaining scripts that streamline release of netlists and generation of programming instructions.

Diagnosing failed tests

Verifying chip level functionality, tracking result, and logging bugs.

Participate in methodology development.

Skills / experience

At least 3 years of experience in digital design or functional verification, preferably of RF or mixed signal chips.

Solid understanding of RF-analog circuit design

Solid understanding of digital logic design Solid knowledge of behavioral modeling

Working knowledge of Cadence’s AMS designers / XCelium (setup, netlisting, error messages ).

Proficient at System Verilog

Proficient at scripting, preferably with Python, Perl, C-Shell and Cadence SKILL

Familiarity with serial bus interfaces, register controllers, and state machines.

Familiarity with RF transceiver architectures, phase lock loops (PLLs), analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters (ADCs and DACs) would be extremely helpful.

Familiarity with verification methodologies like UVM are a plus.


A master’s degree, or higher, in EE and / or computer science, or equivalent experience is required.

Physical Requirements

  • Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).
  • Monitors and utilizes computers for more than 6 hours a day and / or test equipment for more than 3 hours a day.
  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and / or vendors both in person and remotely.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education :

    Masters - Electrical Engineering, See the required degree associated with years of work experience

    Work Experiences :

    3+ years experience with designing RF / Analog circuits for wireless products (e.g., LNA's, PLL's) with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

    2+ years ASIC / RF design, verification, or related work experience.2+ years of academic or professional experience using two or more of the following software : CADENCE, Virtuoso, ADS.

    Certifications : Skills :

    Skills :

    Preferred Qualifications

    Education : Work Experiences :

    Work Experiences :

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with internship or publication ,3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas : Design of receiver and transmitter RF / Analog circuits, Design of high-performance RF frequency synthesizers, Digital control and signal processing, Product experience from conception, design, and product commercialization, Electro Magnetic simulation / modeling with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineer,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.

    g., Director level and above). ,2+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.

    Certifications : Skills :

    Skills :

    Analog Circuits Design, Oscillator, RF Equipment, RF Simulations, RF System Design

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