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RF Systems Engineer

RF System Development Engineer
Business Line Description
NXP is a leader in NFC contactless technology and building eco-system partners in the global adaption of NFC mobile payment, mobile transport ticketing and access control. The NFC System team within the business line Secure Mobile Transaction is taking care of the required architectures and RF technology to support the eco-system. The system team is taking care from early customer requirements discussions to production ramp-up and is working together with the global NFC IC and software development teams.
As part of the RF System team you will be working with a team to integrate and optimize NXP's NFC solutions to enable world leading customers to deliver outstanding NFC user-experience to the market. The team’s goal is to design, debug and integration NFC into leading large volume platform. You will have and develop expertise in RF (NFC) Wireless technology and be the first to work on leading edge RF design for next generation wireless customer production platforms.   
Job Summary:

  • System Design-in and validation of RF (NFC) sub-systems
  • RF related NFC system design and validation activities for RF and system performance per RF Specifications (i.e. NFC Forum specifications and ISO/IEC standards (14443-A, B, 18092, 15693), Felica, MIFARE and EMVCo. Mobile payment)
  • execution, reporting, debugging and tracking of validation tasks in a global product development team
  • optimization of the RF performance of our contactless products with respect to existing standards, interoperability and product requirements
  • improving of contactless compliance test systems in terms of execution speed and functionality
  • providing technical inputs in reports for test specification, design document, application notes, key customer support and design-in activities
Key Challenges:

  • Author, Script and execute complex RF test bench to confirm system level performance and requirement
  • Debug, root cause and solve complex system level problems in Ecosystem
  • optimization of the RF performance of our RF (NFC) contactless products with respect to existing standards and product requirements
  • providing detail reports with both bench measurement and system level simulation analysis
  • assist in key customers development; leading to front line customer interactions
  • PCB design and RF system level simulation experience is a strong plus
Cross functional aspects:

  • Candidate will work in group environment with regular interaction with Internal RF team, Digital Signal processing R&D, design architecture, and FW team
  • Teams are spread in global environment with regular touch point cross team and cross site
Job Qualifications:

  • a degree from Technical College or University in the field of electrical engineering, communications, computer engineering, or similar
  • Up to 2 years work experience, including internships desired
  • have basic understanding of RF communication systems (transmitter / receiver architecture know how is a plus)
  • knowledge of electrical schematic design
  • basic operation of lab equipment: oscilloscope, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer
  • desired software skills: MatLab, ADS, scripting language i.e. Python
  • have good communication and documentation skills
Job location:
       San Jose, CA