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Senior Level - DPD/RF System Engineer

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San Jose, CA, United States
Nov 15, 2021

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At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

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Job Description

Xilinx is looking for a talented individual to join the DFE Technology Team team in the position of DPD Applications Engineer. This team develops high performance and low cost digital front end (DFE) Radio designs for 5G base stations and DOCSIS RemotePHY applications with Xilinx’s unique RFSoC DFE and Versal products and influences future device architectures. As DPD (Digital Predistortion) Applications Engineer, you will have the opportunity to enable Xilinx DPD solution at wireless and cable customers and PA vendors, help architect, develop and test industry leading predistortion solutions which are critical to Xilinx’s growth in sub-6GHz and mmwave 5G and cable communications applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Static and signal dynamics testing in RF laboratory with 3GPP standards compliance with DPD and state of the art power amplifiers
  • Tuning RF and PA line-ups to optimize DPD and PA performance/efficiency
  • Build 4G/5G PHY matlab models to emulate real-traffic like scenarios for DFE/DPD and UL Rx testing
  • Guide customers through DPD IP integration and deployment
  • Assist with RF board design and bring up for 5G NR FR1 and FR2 applications
  • Work closely with algorithm and design teams in US, Europe and India offices
  • Assist in DFE design and custom solution development
  • Candidate will participate in different phases of a project, including architecture, system design, coding, unit testing, integration and maintenance and customer support
  • Create internal and external facing detailed documentation and presentations (test specifications, test reports, user guides, field training etc.)

Technical Skill Requirements

  • PhD or MSEE preferred
  • 5+ years of hands on experience in validating wireless radio designs on hardware in the lab
  • 5+ years of strong experience working on digital radio solutions with FPGA, DFE SoC, DSP processors and/or SIMD and VLIW processor architectures
  • 5+ years of experience of systems’ engineering/applications role, supporting digital communication algorithms and solution with a strong emphasis on digital front end Radio (DFE) for 4G/5G PHY including Digital Predistortion (DPD), Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) and Passive Intermodulation Correction (PIMC)
  • Hands-on experience with amplifier tuning, Data converter tuning, and/or RF board tuning is mandatory
  • Experience with mmwave technology is plus
  • Experience with designing in HDL and C/C++ for DSP processors or VLIW/SIMD architectures is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience creating internal and external facing detailed documentation and presentations (test specifications, test reports, user guides, field training etc.)

Xilinx is a US federal government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved accommodation by December 8, 2021.

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