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Sr. RF Engineer - Discrete Circuit Design: Custom Products (R11521_Schaumburg)

Architecture and Engineering



Full Time


Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department OverviewOur Applied Technology organization puts some of Motorola Solutions' brightest minds on unique, highly challenging projects. Based on decades of experience with our customers, we apply leading-edge technologies to support security and safety throughout the world. We engineer our products from start to finish and manufacture them in-house. We're known for low volume and high capability with focused specialization in areas including software-defined radios, advanced antenna solutions, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, signals intelligence and more. We can't tell you much more about what we do, but we can tell you it's amazing.
Job Description

Applied Technology is seeking a highly talented and technically strong individual to fulfill an RF Circuit Design Engineering role. In this technical position, the role will have unique and varied responsibilities. Candidates for this position are engineers with diverse knowledge and a wide variety of interests. As a key resource across multiple products, the successful candidate will handle these type of tasks:

  • Generate schematics that include RF, Analog, power circuits, interface logic, sensors, peripherals, etc.

  • Create hardware designs with a focus on Discrete RF circuits, PAs, LNAs, backend, etc.

  • Develop RF front ends operating from sub-GHz up to mmWave

  • Simulate circuit performance using ADS, CST, Spice, and other simulation software.

  • Perform RF lineup calculation for both Rx (Noise Figure, IM, etc.) and Tx (Multiple PA technologies and modes of operation, harmonic suppression, etc).

  • Design and optimize circuits for minimal current drain to maximize battery life

  • Implement analog circuits (A/D & D/A converters, op-amps, LEDs, etc), power supplies & voltage regulators

  • Use schematic and layout tools (Cadence a plus) for PCB routing, high speed interface, impedance matching, power routing, etc.

  • Drive product and feature requirements, architecture, design, and test strategy with customers and engineering teams

  • Write test procedures, interface control documents and other documentation

  • Support full product development life-cycle: architecture, design, bring-up, integration of initial HW/SW, factory support, test & validation, and customer support

  • Seek out opinions and build trust & buy-in across all functional teams (hardware, software, FPGA, mechanical, etc), as well as management and customers

You must be a flexible, results-oriented problem-solver who requires minimal supervision. Projects can vary greatly from one to the next, so you must thrive on variety and enjoy taking on new challenges.

You will be a member of a small (1-6 person) multi-disciplinary team, and will work directly and regularly with customers to develop product requirements and will communicate technical status verbally, written, and in regular customer meetings.

Specific Skills/Knowledge:

  • Discrete RF circuit design experience required including amplifiers, transmitters, receivers, synthesizers, etc.

  • 5+ years RF Circuit design experience

  • Thorough understanding of RF test equipment and measurement tools,such as signal analyzers, signal generators, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, soldering stations, etc.

  • Detailed understanding of RF circuits simulation tools (ADS, MATLAB, HFSS, CST, PSPICE, etc.), and lab automation (Python, LabView).

  • Experience with Schematic capture and layout tools, Cadence Allegro a plus

  • Wide breadth of Hardware design preferred - including power supplies, A/D's, peripherals, batteries, charging circuits, etc

  • Product & feature architecture, requirements, design, and development experience

  • Understanding of Antennas - design, simulation tools and measurements preferred

  • Self starter who can work independently and as a member of a team

  • As you will be working in a small project team and regularly interacting with customers, excellent communication and teamwork skills are essential.


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Master's Degree preferred

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearance as required by government contracts. Some contracts may have higher-level clearance requirements.

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Any employee who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when at a Motorola Solutions site or otherwise meeting with other Motorola Solutions employees or customers. Employees who have submitted proof of vaccination must follow site-specific or local mask requirements. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.

Travel RequirementsUnder 10%
Relocation ProvidedNone
Position TypeExperienced
Referral Payment PlanYes

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.