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RF Systems Engineer (Entry Level/Recent graduates) -...
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Qualcomm | San Diego, CA
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Job Description

Job Function:

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, a.k.a. QCT - http://www.qualcomm.com/qct/, is the largest developer of 3G and 4G communication technology in the world and is consistently voted to Fortune Magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." QCT's RF Systems team is in search of candidates to develop and support RF Systems for cellular phone applications(LTE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, CDMA) from concept phase to customer sampling. This system is comprised of chipset, SW and HW, and analysis of RF performance is analyzed with Matlab, spreadsheets, and other tools.


Masters degree in RF/Systems engineering plus 4 years industry experience; Academic project experience in the form of a PHD in Electrical Engineering can be substituted.

Experience/expertise in some of the following areas: Receiver/transmitter spreadsheet analysis, physical layer modeling, PLL/synthesizer design, GPS receiver design, frequency planning, PA design, cellular handset design, and circuit design is required.

Candidate must have knowledge of Stochastic processes (e.g. AWGN), basic electromagnetics (especially fading, antenna theory, and propagation), Fourier analysis, and RF theory (S parameters, matching, noise figure, stability, etc.)

Proficiency with Matlab and Excel is required.

Knowledge of C programming language is a plus.


Develop IC specifications and system algorithms working with ASIC designers and System Engineers.

Sustaining efforts for on-going chip designs including spreadsheet analysis.

Candidate must be comfortable presenting to technical audiences and able to write technical reports.

Chipset integration of HW/SW/Firmware.

Support Applications Engineering team through customer visits for marketing and training purposes.

About Qualcomm

QUALCOMM Incorporated, incorporated in 1985, designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and other technologies. The Company operates through four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). QCT is a developer and supplier of integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning. QTL grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights essential to and/or useful in the manufacture and sale of CDMA products. In December 2007, the Company acquired San SoftMax Inc. In March 2008, the Company acquired Xiam Technologies Limited (Xiam), an Ireland-based provider of wireless content targeting solutions.