Principal MMIC Engineer, West Yorkshire

Principal MMIC Engineer, West Yorkshire

Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job Type: Permanent
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The Principal MMIC Engineer is a senior position at Spirit Semiconductor. The role requires close teamwork with the rest of the Spirit team to ensure alignment of GaAs MMIC PA design activity with the business needs. As well as driving design activity the role is also responsible for considering all aspects of product development such as semiconductor and packaging technology selection, tool sets, close liaison with systems, verification and product engineering functions, and will provide technical leadership and mentoring to the design team. This position reports to the Managing Director and is located at our new Leeds design centre. The successful candidate will play an important role in establishing the new centre. International and domestic travel will be required.

Roles and responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Working as lead design engineer on GaAs MMIC PA development projects. Primarily responsible for product specification compliance whilst ensuring that product development methodologies are met, the design tasks are defined, resourced and scheduled from initial specification through design validation on the bench.

  • Establishing the Leeds design team and ensuring the day-to-day activities of the team

  • Supporting other product development activity such as test development and qualification.

  • Assisting with hiring, developing and mentoring the Leeds GaAs design team, including defining job duties, setting and reviewing performance targets, monitoring training requirements and employee development.

  • Identification and extraction of IP from design activity that is suitable for patenting.

  • Assisting in the development of technology roadmaps including semiconductors and packaging.

  • Working with external contract design when necessary to define and review tasks.

Minimum education and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required.

  • 12+ years of experience years of experience working in the semiconductor industry.

  • Experience designing RF amplifier MMICs using GaAs HBT, HEMT and MESFET technology.

  • Proven commercial experience through high volume manufacture of designs.

  • Experience in broadband high efficiency topologies such as Doherty.

The following traits and skills are highly valued:

  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate maturity, integrity, high energy, and team spirit.
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Understand principles of all semiconductor technologies and their specific relationship to RFIC products and RF communications systems.
  • Good documentation skills.

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