Senior Principal RF Systems Engineer @ NXP Semiconductors - San Jose, CA

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Senior Principal RF Systems Engineer

NXP Semiconductors - San Jose, CA

As a technology leader, NXP is re-imagining how we connect and interact with our advanced portfolio of wireless solutions . Our in-house experts build on decades of leadership in RF technology to not only guide the ongoing expansion of wireless, but also innovate across the entirety of the wireless spectrum. From such short range technologies like NFC and Ultra-Wideband, to Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, the NXP team is driving global market adoption of these cutting-edge technologies. When combined with the processing power of the EdgeVerse platform, NXP is uniquely positioned to enable smart connected devices for IoT, industrial, auto and communication infrastructure applications—making lives easier, safer, and more convenient.

Joining the NXP Wireless Connectivity team means you will have unparalleled opportunities to develop the best-in-class products with the latest IEEE standards in advanced processing nodes; it means you will work with a group of passionate and talented engineers to tackle the most crucial tasks leading the next-generation of innovations including Wi-Fi 7 technologies.

NXP’s Wireless Connectivity team has an open and inclusive work environment that promotes excellence, innovation, collaboration, and integrity. An expanding business comes with tremendous career opportunities which will challenge and grow your talents. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your career in the wireless area, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to join a world leader in this technology.

NXPs’ Wireless Connectivity team currently have job opening(s) in the following area(s):

Senior Principal RF Systems Engineer

In this role you will participate in the development of next-generation Wireless Connectivity SoCs. The responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

- Create simulation models for RF/circuit impairments and quantify their impact in terms of PHY performance metrics

- Develop signal processing algorithms for RF impairment estimation and correction, calibration procedures

- Translate connectivity protocol feature requirements and performance targets into design specifications for RF/circuit designers

- Develop cross-layer algorithms to enhance multi-radio PHY coexistence

- Validate and characterize PHY algorithms on silicon, utilizing diagnostic interfaces and laboratory test equipment


- Master’s in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 8 years of industry experience, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 5 years of industry experience

- Must understand the fundamentals of signal processing and digital communications

- Must be familiar with the RF performance metrics for a wireless communications system

- Must be familiar with RF design principles for a wireless transceiver

- Must be familiar with digital modulation technologies: spread spectrum, OFDM

- Must be fluent in C/C++, MATLAB

- Desirable to have knowledge of MIMO technology and wireless connectivity protocols such as 802.11, 802.15.4, Bluetooth

- Desirable to have hands-on experience with bring-up and characterization of SoCs

NXP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, NXP will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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