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Power Amplifier Design Engineer

New Providence, NJ

Job Description

The power amplifier design engineer will develop high power PA circuits for use in 5G ORAN active antenna and radio products.

Responsibilities include

  • Architect cost-efficient, high-performance PA architectures for Radio Units
  • Derive PA stage design specifications from system requirements
  • Performance simulations to give high level of confidence in designs
  • Create PA designs with DFx principles including Design for Manufacturability, Design for Test, Design for Cost
  • Perform hardware verification, including integration with DPD to ensure performance
  • Collaborate with supply chain and product engineering to ensure supplier and component selections are best in class performance, quality, and cost
  • Provide production build support for the manufacturing partners of prototypes and volume ramp to production
  • Actively follow latest industry PA component technologies to apply the latest innovations into the designs

Preferred Experience

  • Proven track record from PA design engineering for 4G and 5G base stations in particular frequency ranges of <1GHz to 4GHz, and average power levels from 1w to 40w
  • Working knowledge of 3GPP and FCC LTE/4G/5G standards and in particular emissions limits
  • In-depth knowledge of linearization technologies such as Digital Predistortion and relation to PA characteristics
  • Solid knowledge of PA design tools and methodologies, microstrip, stripline, lumped element and distributed matching networks
  • Practical knowledge of PA testing and verification
  • Experience designing cost-efficient manufacturing methodologies and technologies including board attach and PCB technologies for high power amplifier applications
  • In-depth knowledge of LDMOS and GaN device technologies and Doherty amplifier and other efficiency enhancement techniques
  • At least 5 years experience in the wireless telecommunication industry in leading or working level roles in radio development

Education

An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred with concentration in RF/Microwave circuits

Benefits

We offer benefits that are competitive and comprehensive including the following:

  • Performance-based annual bonus
  • 401K with employer match
  • Medical, dental and vision care programs
  • Flexible vacation policy

Contact us at jobs@bluedanube.com about the above position(s) or other potential career opportunities and please include your resume.