RF IC Design Engineer (F/H) 100%


Facing the challenges of our time

Help us grow and be more impactful!

The “Integrated and Wireless Systems” Business Unit, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland is looking for a RF IC Design Engineer.

Your mission

Join our dynamic team of experienced and emerging RF and Timing IC designers in the role of an RF IC design engineer. Design RF integrated circuits as part of our different platforms covering narrowband and ultrawideband communications, RADAR, and precision time keeping. Be part of our group's mission to pave the way for industry technology transfer while actively contributing to our research and development initiatives. Join us in shaping the future of RF ICs!


Your responsibilities

  • Specification, modeling, design, schematic capture, simulation, layout, validation, documentation and characterization of analog, RF and mixed-signal circuits. Occasionally, perform the chip assembly, top-level verification, and related documentation.
  • Spontaneously interaction with other members within a project team and with customers or design partners when needed.
  • Support to acquisition process by providing technical information for business proposals and effort estimation of the project tasks.
  • Participation on the definition of the strategy and technical roadmap of the group.
  • Reporting of project results and status in a clear and concise manner, both internally and externally.
  • Internal and external disseminate, through publications, talks and patent submissions.


Your profile


  • MSc or PhD degree in EE (electronics, microelectronics)
  • Strong academic record, with a history of outstanding performance in relevant coursework.
  • Foundational understanding of IC design and RF principles, with the potential to learn and apply these concepts effectively.
  • Experience with IC design simulation tools, showcasing an ability to work with relevant software for design and analysis.
  • Familiarity with fundamental signal processing concepts, demonstrating the capacity for further development.
  • Basic proficiency in programming languages like Python or MATLAB for basic data analysis and simulations.
  • Experience with the complete ASIC design flow (specification, architecture choice, design and layout, verification, and characterization) and documentation best practices.
  • Experience with low-power and low-noise analog and RF integrated circuits design


Interpersonal skills

  • An innate curiosity and eagerness to explore, learn, and discover.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges and technologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team, collaborating with both experienced and young IC designers.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and engage in practical, hands-on activities to contribute effectively to projects and research.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex questions and challenges.
  • Creative and innovative mindset to explore new approaches and solutions.
  • Proactive approach with a focus on achieving tangible outcomes in research and project work.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of organizing tasks efficiently, managing time effectively, and maintaining thorough documentation.

Fluency in English, with French and German also being valued

CSEM mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit, and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural environment
  • A solar team focused on enabling solutions to energy challenges for a sustainable world

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions, and great opportunities of development
  • benefit from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favors a work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via (CV, cover letter, certificates & diplomas) our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.