Senior Staff Engineer, Field Applications EMEA

Location: 

Reading, Reading, GB

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.
 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing technical and strategic support to pSemi’s customers for RFIC products within the EMEA region and defining regional technical capabilities to grow the business. The Sr. Staff Engineer, and Field Applications Manager will be required to interface with customers to support design win activity, new product definitions, new technical market trend insights, educating customers about pSemi’s products and the best use of these, as well as providing customer, system, and market feedback to the product lines and management.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Providing technical customer support in a designated geographical region. This includes but it is not limited to:
    • Interfacing with customers to support all design activity using pSemi products
    • Reviewing and recommending improvements to existing customer designs
    • Distilling from customer best practice and technical demands to aid
    • Collaborating with the Sales team on technical issues and new product applications
  • Pre-sale technical promotion to customers with regards to company solutions and technology
  • Performing advanced measurements in an RF laboratory at a component level and understand the implications at a system level
  • Writing application notes and/or developing reference designs
  • Scouting for and providing feedback to Marketing and Design Engineering on product improvements
  • Attending conferences and/or supporting Marketing Communications with the aim to gain system and market intelligence and to promote and represent pSemi
  • Effectively train sales engineers inside and outside pSemi’s direct sales organization on product and system opportunities
  • Staying abreast of current trends within the RF industry and related customer implementation plans
  • Summarize trends, challenges, and opportunities from across the customer base entrusted and from the entire EMEA team to report and align with EMEA RSD as regional engineering strategy

 

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations and offers solutions
  • Working with Ambiguity: Actively drives progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information. Able to define and justify the required course of action and then implement it.
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Championing Customer Needs: Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction; views thing from the perspective of customers; encourages people to think about customers when making decisions
  • Demonstrating Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked

 

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Typically requires 8 to 12+ years in an RF/microwave design environment, depending on education level
  • Extensive knowledge of RF building blocks including LNA’s, mixers, synthesizers, filters, amplifiers, and power amplifiers
  • Thorough understanding of commercial wireless and broadband standards such as 3GPP, Wi-Fi, DOCSIS
  • Hands-on experience in using software tools for Layout, Schematic and Simulation such as Mentor, Allegro, OrCAD, and ADS
  • Extensive knowledge of RF measurement techniques including S-parameters, noise figure, IP3, power compression, ACPR and standard specific requirements with a strong familiarity with lab test equipment associated with these measurements such as Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and Signal Generators for analyzing RF circuits /systems
  • Technical writing skills for application notes and/or customer documentation
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand systems and
  • Good oral communication in English
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with customers, promotes a positive image of the company, strives to solve issues raised by customers
  • Willingness to travel to customer locations within EMEA ~25-35%

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Murata’s business and passive components
  • Demonstrated experience in system design and analysis down to the RF block level

 

Education Requirements

  • BSEE, or local equivalent
  • MSEE is preferred


pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: http://patents.psemi.com

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