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Senior System Design Engineer at NXP Semiconductors

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Irvine, California





Job Description:

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. 

Company Description

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Business Unit Description

NXP’s Security & Connectivity business unit offers best-in-class security, contactless performance and the most complete solutions to produce unmatched mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Job Summary

The candidate will be responsible for systems design and implementation tasks associated with next generation wireless products. The candidate will work within the systems development team to develop algorithms as well as practical implementations of these algorithms in hardware. Resposibilities include:


  • Developing practical implementations of high-speed transceiver algorithms, carefully architected for low-power, high-throughput, and robustness.

  • Simulating and verifying the performance of these implementations with other teams.

  • Development and debugging of bit and cycle accurate models of these algorithms.

  • Chip bring-up, performance testing/evaluation, and trouble-shooting problems.

Job Qualifications


  • Electrical engineering or computer science degrees: typically, a BS degree and 9 years of experience, an MS degree and 6 years of experience, or a PhD degree or equivalent.

  • Strong fundamentals in digital communications, signal processing, and hardware design.

  • Design and implementation experience in wireless communication architectures.

  • Proficiency in C/C++ and Matlab/Simulink are required.

  • Background in RTL design and analog/RF is desirable.

  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl, TcL, and Python is a plus.

  • Experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, etc. is desirable.

  • Good communication skills and willingness to interact with various groups within the company.

Job Location

Irvine, California, USA.

NXP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, NXP will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.