Role Description

Forefront RF’s products comprise our adaptive passive cancellation (APC) RF hardware, and software algorithms which control the signal cancellation. 

The RF IC Design Team Leader’s role is to build and lead the team which designs the silicon devices in Forefront RF’s products.


Main responsibilities

  • Designing performance critical circuit blocks to meet the overall system requirements
  • Semiconductor process evaluation and selection
  • Interpreting system specifications into IC design specifications
  • Project planning and estimation
  • Floor planning and chip size estimation
  • Recruiting and leading the IC development team

Key Skills

  • Designing high performance circuits in RF CMOS
  • Overseeing IC top level simulation and verification
  • Recruiting and managing technical staff
  • Communicating project progress with a range of stakeholders
  • Managing the foundry interface from design kit evaluation through to tape out

Key relationships

  • This role reports to and takes direction from the CTO
  • Filter Engineer – For understanding circuit limitations and collaborating on system modelling
  • RF System Architect – To understand how the RFIC fits into the overall system


Essential Experience

  • Leading the development of an RF CMOS device from initial concept through to mass production
  • Familiarity with the range of RF IC EDA tools available including Cadence Virtuoso

Desirable Experience

  • Design of on chip electromagnetic structures
  • Working in 3GPP based RF Systems

Academic Qualifications

Essential Academic Qualifications

  • BSc grade 2.i or above in Electronics, Communication systems or similar subject

Desirable Academic Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD in Electronics, Communication systems or similar subject