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Integrated Circuit Design Engineer IV

Company: Cobham
Location: richardson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.
Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.


We are seeking a Principal MMIC Engineer for either our Richardson, TC or Forsythe, MO location. Please review and apply today!! This role reports the MMIC Design Center organization under CAES Integrated Defense Systems. The ideal candidate is someone who can d evelop innovative, leading-edge GaN and GaAs-based Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs); provide technical expertise and guidance to engineering staff; customer interface through the design cycle; perform MMIC technology down-selection and performance trade-offs, system analysis for highly-integrated MMICs and/or modules, assist in proposal writing, develop budgets and schedules; hold design reviews; apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle.


Leads design activity for MMIC products for microwave and millimeter-wave systems Interface with customers in status reporting of performance trade-offs and compliance position Proficient in using RF circuit simulation tools such as AWR, ADS, Sonnet, or HFSS Project lead for IR&D and product roadmaps Hands-on experience in RF/Microwave measurements in the lab environment Perform other related duties as assigned.

Core Competencies: Ability to apply sound technical and engineering judgment, making impactful decisions in complex and ambiguous situations, often with incomplete data, reaching out to Subject Matter Experts when necessary Strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to analyze data, create reports, and present findings to panels, groups, teams, or departments as required Good engineering work practice/ethic, self-motivated, and reliable Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and work well with multi-discipline team members and organizations Ability to effectively interact and communicate with Cobham senior management, as well as internal and external customers Ability to adhere to Cobham's SPIRIT values



Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related field.

Eight (8) + years of design experience in advanced compound semiconductor technologies such as GaN and or GaAs including experience with microwave measurements and calibration methods: S-parameters, power, efficiency, source/load pull, noise figure, linearity and intermodulation distortion.

This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws. In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a "US Person" under US export laws (or eligible for approval under a U.S. Government export license).


Advanced Engineering or Physics Degree.

Ability to effectively communicate across functions, to management, and to customers

Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to successfully design GaAs and GaN MMICs.

Ten (10) or more years of experience in advanced compound semiconductor technologies.

Proficient user of Cadence AWR simulation tools.

Broad background in theory and techniques of mmW/microwave circuits, design, and test.

Detailed transistor-level knowledge of RF and microwave integrated circuit design techniques including linear power amplifier design, RF switching, low noise amplifiers, bias circuits, and multi-chip module design.

Understanding of thermal management in MMICs.

RF systems knowledge.

DOD work experience.

Employment Transparency: CAES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of CAES to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. CAES will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.
The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here .
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here .
CAES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: Cobham, Richardson , Integrated Circuit Design Engineer IV, Other , richardson, Texas

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