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Senior RF Design Engineer

Irvine, CA
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Menlo Micro has reinvented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. Menlo Micro’s technology creates a new switch category that eliminates compromises and tradeoffs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches into the best of both worlds with its “Ideal Switch.”

Are you interested in playing a critical, impactful role and work with top electronic systems talent at an exciting startup backed by industry leaders? Do you want to help create truly disruptive and unique products that have the ability to change markets? If you answered yes to both, this may be your opportunity to have a significant impact at a cutting-edge startup with industry-leading technology that will drive electronic systems innovation across a diverse range of industries.

Role Summary and Purpose

You will drive the development of next generation products utilizing innovative MEMS ohmic switch technology. In this role you will be a core member of the New Product Introduction Team (NPI) and responsible for architecture, design, verification, and timely release of your new products into production. You will directly impact critical Roadmaps and support new technology development. This position involves detailed 3D EM modeling, package modeling and co-design, hands-on characterization, and de-bugging of new device designs.

You will work in an innovative team environment supporting the Product Development team goals to deliver industry leading products capable of both a broad frequency range (DC to 60GHz, and beyond) with wide RF power handling capabilities up to 50dBm for both device and microsystem solutions. You will work closely with layout, process, product, and test development engineers to ensure optimum alignment. You will also work closely with early adopting customers to ensure upfront spec alignment and system integration success. In this hands-on role, you will be responsible for the development and timely delivery of innovative products and advancing our design capabilities. You will work in a fast paced and adaptive team environment that is developing innovative technologies with impact on broad industrial and commercial products.

You will:

  • Develop and deliver innovative RF MEMS products utilizing the company’s advanced MEMS switch technology.
  • Use ADS and EMPro 3D for RF MEMS device, package, microsystem design, and simulation.
  • Work with the Technology Team to develop and validate new technologies, device structures, and design rules.
  • Develop bench level RF device level test capabilities, execute device verification, and support product characterization / qualification.
  • Work with customers to design, simulate, and characterize innovate custom RF MEMS devices.
  • Drive advancements in design methodologies and product execution.
  • Comply with all company quality and safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • To be a good fit for the Senior RF Design Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • BS or MS in electrical engineering with a minimum 5 years of professional RF experience. RF MEMS experience is preferred.
  • In depth understanding of RF and EM theory and design.
  • A deep understanding of RF system level architecture development.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, simulate and characterize RF devices.
  • Proficiency with HFSS, ADS, or other similar RF EM simulation platform.
  • Experience using sound DOE practices with device design and characterization.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of time.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Industrial experience in MEMS device design and simulation.
  • A critical problem solver and innovator.
  • Experience with RF device test and test systems.
  • Experience with RF package technologies.
  • A working understanding of MEMS or Semiconductor device fabrication.
  • Experience developing RF process design toolkits.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate, find root cause, and implement appropriate corrective actions.
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