RF/Analog IC Design Engineer

RF/Analog IC Design Engineer—IoT RF Connectivity Group

Boston, MA 


We are Silicon Labs.  We are the leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.


How Silicon Labs Works

We are an elite team of IC Design, IC Validation, Software and HW/Tools engineers focused on developing and validating key components of the Silicon Labs IoT product portfolio. Our team has a deep understanding of all aspects of our MCU and Wireless products, from design to delivering a complete customer friendly system. Silicon Labs EFR32 and EFM32 MCU and Wireless product portfolios both originate from the Norway team. We take great pride in the technology that we deliver. We have a passion for what we do and always seek out better ways to serve our customers.


Why this position matters

The Internet of Things is a fast growing, innovative market.  Silicon Labs has invested in a number of exciting and market-leading highly integrated mixed signal SoCs aimed at IoT. The low power Gecko MCUs and Wireless MCUs that we develop will be deployed in literally millions of products worldwide. The IoT is the future of Silicon Labs and the RF Connectivity team is at the forefront of that initiative. As an RF/Analog Design Engineer you will work with our others to define and deliver key features within the low power wireless MCU platform.


Is this a great match for you?

It is if you are a highly motivated, self-driven, talented RF/Analog Engineer with demonstrated knowledge of the IC design flow, all the way from initial idea to implementation. Engineers inquiring about this position should be familiar with analog/mixed-signal circuits, design capture, layout, test, evaluation and debugging of prototype ICs, and design support for mass production. Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and will be comfortable explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences, including senior engineering leaders.


Essential Functions


  • Architects, designs and verifies circuits, logic, systems, algorithms, etc. to meet product requirements. Rigorously pursues superior implementations in terms of performance, power, silicon area, robustness against process changes
  • Determines design approaches and parameters, based on theoretical analysis, and verify design with simulation tools
  • Develops innovative new designs for patenting or protecting as trade secret
  • Responsible for custom layout, including interaction with layout designers
  • Conducts evaluation of design results by laboratory measurements of ICs
  • Researches design techniques through technical publications and seminars
  • Supports marketing in product definition
  • Supports efficient test program development
  • Supports product engineering to meet manufacturing/production needs
  • Supports applications engineering to meet customer needs
  • Works under general supervision of project lead and/or senior project team members
  • Interacts with internal and external personnel


Experience and Education:

  • A technology-related Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree
  • 3+ years of industry experience required, a PhD may eliminate years of experience required



Desired Skills


  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals and basic signal analysis
  • Knowledge of MOS transistors and analog/digital circuit design
  • Ability to model designs and system in Matlab, C, etc.
  • Well skilled in implementation, design for testability, and verification
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Building blocks: OPAMP, gm-C filters, switch capacitors, ADC, and DAC, state-machines, bus interfaces
    • RF circuits: LNAs, mixers, and PAs
    • Frequency synthesis: phase detectors, ring oscillators, LC-VCOs, PLLs
    • DSPs, microcontrollers, memories
  • Ability to oversee and guide layout efforts
  • Knowledge of scripting/language (perl, shell, python, skill)
  • Good laboratory measurement skills (analog and digital)


More About Us

We hire the most innovative talent in the world through professional and university channels and then solve the industry’s toughest problems, providing our customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity.  Silicon Labs’ mixed signal and software engineering teams create solutions for customers in diverse markets including Internet of Things, internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive. We take pride in our products and in our people, and that’s one of the many reasons we continue to be awarded Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company. Learn more at www.silabs.com/careers

Silicon Labs
Full time
Boston, Texas 78701, US