RF/mm-Wave IC Design Engineer

Job Description / Skills Required


Uhnder has developed the world’s first automotive digital Radar on Chip (RoC). Sensors based on Uhnder’s Digitally Coded Modulation (DCM) technology achieve new and unprecedented levels of performance for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving solutions. Founded in 2015, its main engineering operations center is in Austin, Texas, USA with design facilities in India and China.

As a RF/mm-Wave IC Design Engineer, you will join a team of industry-leading experts spanning across multiple engineering domains to develop the next generation of touchless sensors impacting us in our everyday lives. You will be a key contributor to the evolution of Uhnder radar sensing product roadmap. As part of the core technology R&D team, you will independently drive the design of high-performance CMOS integrated circuits. The ideal candidate will have excellent fundamentals and understand the pros and cons of different RF implementations, as well as possess the creativity to apply / modify standard devices in nontraditional and innovative ways

Essential Functions:

Transistor Level Design of a variety of RF/mm-wave blocks such as Power-Amplifiers, Mixers, Low-Noise-Amplifiers, Oscillators, Attenuators and Phase Shifters, Couplers and Splitters, Baluns, RF switches.

Discuss block and system performance with System Engineers and develop adequate circuit topologies and architectures to fulfill the system requirements.

Perform/supervise the chip floor-planning and layout, post-layout extractions and verifications.

Perform/supervise silicon characterization, reliability evaluation and the development of automated measurements.

Communicate technical goals and work with management to develop a schedule and to track and execute a project to meet deadlines.

Prepare and maintain project documentation including general specification, circuit description, and measurement reports.

Required Education and Experience:

MSEE with 4+ years of industrial experience or PhD on relevant mm-wave subject.

Proven track record of mm-Wave/RF integrated circuit design in CMOS technologies with several completed project from architecture to tape-out and silicon characterization.

Experience with standard/FinFET CMOS RF. Deep understanding of mm-Wave device modeling; insights into packaging effects, integrated antenna arrays, supply isolations, high frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout for optimum performance.

Deep understanding in system specification and the ability to work with system architects to translate system requirement into circuit requirement at IC level. Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs is critical to have. Familiarity with system and behavioral modeling using Matlab, System Verilog, Verilog-A/AMS, is a plus.

Deep understanding of fundamental microwave theories and concepts, such as transmission-lines concepts, scattering parameters, power gain expressions, gain, noise, stability, and VSWR design trade-offs.

Advanced Experience with Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre-RF, ADS and 2.5D/3D EM extraction tools such as EMX, Momentum.

Hands-on experience in mm-wave silicon characterization and debug. Knowledge of Python and/or C (for test and analysis scripting). Knowledge of RF test parameters and test equipment; oscilloscope, VNA, spectrum analyzer, RF sources, hands-on experience in RF testing.

Familiar with Automotive qualification and reliability requirements and documentation. Expertise using Electromigration and IR verification tools as well as reliability in CMOS.


Must possess good communication and presentation skills and the desire to be part of a dynamic team.