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Title:  Principal RF Design Engineer

Req ID:  74170

Sunnyvale, California, United States

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.


RUCKUS access points deliver the best wireless performance in the business through our collection of patented technologies and more. 


How You'll help us connect the world:


As a member of the Ruckus Wireless engineering team, you will be responsible for system- and board-level design of RF subcircuits based on various wireless industry standards.  You will work closely with the broader Engineering team, consisting of Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineers.




  • Accountable for RF aspects of 802.11 wireless Access Point and other wireless products with RF circuits up to 8GHz.
  • Select components, including power amplifiers, LNAs, filters and discrete components.  Work with purchasing to consider pricing.
  • Work with software team to optimize radio configuration.
  • Simulate critical circuit performance.
  • Schematic capture of RF portion of design.
  • Supervision of board layout.
  • Board bring-up, tuning and testing.
  • Full characterization of design.  Create and publish full Design Verification Test (DVT) report. 
  • Work with Compliance Engineer to guide product through regulatory testing at external labs.
  • Work with Operations to develop manufacturing test plan.


Required Qualifications:


  • B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering or other relevant field
  • At least 10 years experience in RF design.
  • Solid understanding of RF electronics fundamentals. Ability to design, test and debug RF sub circuits. 
  • Extensive experience with phase locked loops (PLL), low noise amplifiers (LNA), power amplifiers (PA), antennas and other communication circuitry.
  • Experience with RF lab equipment, including spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, etc.
  • Familiarity with RF simulation tools.
  • Ability to debug system-level noise issues.
  • Ability to write and execute test plans.
  • Experience with WiFi required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Start-up attitude is essential.





Our salary ranges consider a wide variety of factors including but not limited to benchmarking by independent third-party consultants, skill sets, years of experience, training, education, geography, and other business needs. Depending on experience, the range can be higher for candidates with exceptional experience and a demonstrated history of successful performance.


The expected salary range for this position :  $153,800.00 - $200,200.00


The Candidate will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical, dental, and vision plans, life and accidental death insurance, a 401(k) plan, and participation in the Company’s Incentive Plan. Candidates starting with the Company will be eligible for eleven paid holidays in a full calendar year, two weeks of paid vacation (prorated based on start date), as well as other leave options.



Why CommScope?


CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. 

Ruckus Networks builds and delivers purpose-driven networks that perform in the demanding environments of the industries we serve. Together with our network of trusted go-to-market partners, we empower our customers to deliver exceptional experiences to the guests, students, residents, citizens and employees who count on them.

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next…..come connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at


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