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Senior RFIC ASIC Designer

  • Full Time
  • Expires 2024-03-12
  • This position has been filled

What we do at Acconeer 

Acconeer is a young and innovative company developing the world´s smallest 60 GHz/mmW pulsed coherent radar sensors. The Acconeer radar sensors combines extremely low power consumption with sub-mm distance estimation accuracy. It enables distance measurements, micro-motion detection, material classification and much more, all within a sensor sized 5×5 mm including antennas.

We are currently a group of around 50 people with high R&D focus in our brand-new office in Västra Hamnen, Malmö. We are working closely together over the R&D disciplines – ASIC, PCB & antenna design, embedded SW and algorithm research.  

Acconeer has a large and growing international customer base in the consumer, industrial and automotive segments which means our sensors are integrated in everything from robotic lawn mowers and touchless buttons to industrial tank-level gauges and parking sensors for smart cities. 

We are looking for a Senior RFIC ASIC Designer to our growing Analog ASIC team! 

ASIC development at Acconeer includes analog, RF and digital ASIC design as well as SW development for validation, production test and the lowest level of SW. Our Analog ASIC team is now looking for a Senior RFIC ASIC Designer to help us build this complex multi-channel radar chip and to be a mentor for junior engineers.   

Together with your colleagues, you will work in all ASIC development phases including requirement breakdown, system modelling, circuit design, layout, top-level integration and simulation. When the chip comes back from manufacturing you will be involved in validation, production test, yield optimization and customer questions. You will work in a team of highly skilled engineers with varied backgrounds and experience, developing the core of our radar sensor. Therefore, we believe you have the following background and experiences:   

  • MS and 4+ years of relevant industry experience. Preferably PhD with 2+ years of experience. 
  • Experience leading/designing complex Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) from concept to volume production. 
  • At least 2 tapeouts in 65nm CMOS and more advanced CMOS technology nodes. 
  • Deep understanding of transistor-level design, RF device modeling, inductor modeling and analog design concepts such as analysis of noise, linearity, mismatch, stability and other analog impairments. 
  • Familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso, Spectre RF, Matlab, python, EM simulation (EMX, momentum) and similar tools. 
  • Direct tape out experience with one or more of the following blocks: on-chip LNAs and PAs, PLL/VCO/DCO/LOGEN blocks, mixers, baseband filters and amplifiers in deep sub-micron CMOS technology. 
  • Familiarity with packaging effects, supply isolations, high frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout for optimum RF performance. 
  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs, as well as calibration methods used for different transceiver architectures. 
  • Understanding of system specifications and ability to work with system architects to translate system requirements into circuit requirements at IC level. 
  • Knowledge of desense issues and able to work closely with HW/Antenna teams to optimize layouts for desense mitigation. Experience with desense mitigation with integrated PMUs/DSPs (i.e. substrate isolation, return loops, package isolation, frequency planning, etc.) 

Who we are at Acconeer 

At Acconeer we depend on and love new ideas and initiatives. The company has been created out of innovation and we encourage this to be part of our daily work. As we are a small company with open-minded employees it is always easy to discuss with people outside your team to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. We love working in a scaleup where we have real possibilities to influence both the product and the ways of working. We get to work with cutting edge technology in close collaboration with our colleagues.

We believe that people are most efficient when we are allowed to plan our work life in a way that suits our individual needs and circumstances. So even though we all have our personal desk in our lovely office, working from home is a natural part of our way of working at Acconeer.

If you feel the same way about teamwork and amazing technology, we´d love to meet you! Please apply through the button below, we will evaluate applications continuously. For questions, contact Team Lead Sunny Sharma at