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RF Engineer - Military Veterans

at Applied Materials
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Bengaluru, KA

General Profile: Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects

Key Responsibilities

  • Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects, including development of key suppliers
  • Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of complex RF problems with limited to no supervision
  • Specify the development of design or modify engineering assemblies, layout/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of complex scope
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers regarding complex RF issues for specific projects
  • Implement concepts for wide range of complex product issues and solutions
  • Generate product specifications with limited to no supervision
  • Specify and/or perform engineering analysis of complex scope
  • Define, coordinate, perform and generate engineering test reports
  • This technical staff position leads and/or develops and executes exceptionally complex technology and engineering projects and leads research and development of new technologies as appropriate. Works on difficult issues that impact design and product success and/or addresses future concepts, products or technologies.  Success is measured by one or more of the following: incremental revenue growth, market share increases, key customer penetrations, time to market improvement and commercial value of the work.
  • Within safety guidelines design, perform, collect data, analyze and compile reports on unusually complex engineering experiments and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. 
  • Develop innovative solutions as part of proven track record of significant technology contributions.  Recognized for technical expertise.
  • Conceive and implement new technology, normally participate in at least one critical patent, and received recognition through at least one award and/or published paper within the last five years.
  • Collaborates to work on difficult issues that impact design and product success and/or addresses future concepts, products and technologies. 

Skills/Proficiency Preferred:

  • Design experience in High power RF generation and matching.
  • Ability to rapidly generate design concepts and implement them.
  • Experience in electromagnetic simulations using software like Ansys-HFSS
  • Experience working with vendors to implement your designs in a timely and cost-effective fashion.
  • Technically lead and execute testing of a variety of Electrical and Electronics products; responsibilities including setting product goals, develop test plans, prepare and execute lab testing, prepare test reports, perform failure analysis and recommend corrective actions.
  • Hands-on development of highly customized test benches for testing of a variety of RF components like RF Match & RF Generator.
  • Knowledge in Matching network topologies L, inverse L, T and Pi topologies
  • Selection of RF components (e.g vacuum capacitors, different RF connectors,) and their specifications with engineering optimization.
  • Experience in using network analyzer and spectrum analyzer, RF power meters, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Tuning algorithm with FPGA program.
  • Experience in matching the impedance using smith chart for a typical plasma loads
  • Experience to plot impedance tuning range of a Matching network on a network analyzer
  • Experience of phase and magnitude detectors, VI sensors and directional couplers
  • Knowledge of transmission lines, impact of transmission line length on generator-matching network-plasma dynamic interactions
  • Knowledge of phase and magnitude detectors, voltage and current sensors
  • Knowledge of impedance tuning control systems, path independent tuning algorithms, modeling software
  • Knowledge of high power and low power RF filters, common mode chokes, transmission line transformers, circulators
  • Knowledge in RF power amplifier architectures with dc power supplies
  • Knowledge of two ports schematics, scattering matrix, network analyzer, spectrum analyzers.
  • Expertise on low frequency (less than 1 MHz) high power matching networks schemes
  • Expertise on high frequency (1-27MHz) matching networks.
  • Expertise on matching networks for VHF frequencies (>40Mhz) (transmission line-based circuit elements)
  • Expertise on resonant circuits, three stub tuners at microwaves frequencies (>660Mhz), circulators, isolators
  • Experience in developing topology for RF Match & RF Generator
  • Knowledge in Speedgoat
  • Excellent analysis and trouble-shooting skills

Software Skill

  • High frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS)
  • Advanced Design System (ADS) – Circuit Simulator
  • PSpice and LTSpice Circuit simulator
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • VHDL
  • LabVIEW

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services

Leadership

  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions

Impact

  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Qualifications:

  • PhD/MS in RF Engineering or MS/PhD in Microwave Engineering.

Experience:

  • 10 to 15years in RF/Microwave design, testing & validation.
  • Knowledge of the Semiconductor industry, plasma, and capital equipment experience a plus.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Skills

Certifications:

Languages:

Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:

Yes

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Bengaluru, KA

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A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.