Radio Systems Engineer — Cambridge, UK

Palma Ceia SemiDesign, Inc. (PCS) is a fabless semiconductor company offering modem chips, transceivers, systems and IP for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Wi-Fi and cellular RF markets.

Palma Ceia SemiDesign is seeking Senior Radio Systems Engineers to join their team of experienced radio IC design engineers in Cambridge, UK. Qualified candidates will have knowledge and experience in specifying and modeling wireless communications systems, as well as a good understanding of the principles and design techniques for radios and modems.


Candidates must demonstrate broad systems-level capability for helping to specify, model, bring-up and debug the overall wireless SoC design, through collaboration with design teams. Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with the analog/RF circuit design team to specify, simulate and debug the radio IC architecture and detailed design
  • Working with the Digital Signal Processing team to specify, model, implement and debug modem algorithms
  • Working with the digital design team to specify and implement relevant aspects of the digital design that relate to the modem functionality or interface with the analog/RF circuit design
  • Working with the software team to implement low-level driver interfaces between software stacks and the underlying hardware

An ability to become productive in new technical areas, and to work effectively across multiple teams, is essential for this role.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, physics or a related subject
  • Proficient in the use of Matlab for system modeling and simulation
  • Proficient in the use of C for low-level embedded code
  • Knowledge of DSP algorithms and digital RTL implementation
  • Detailed knowledge of system requirements for existing radio standards, preferably to include WiFi or LTE/NB-IoT

Desired Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Experienced in developing production-quality software for SoCs
  • DSP algorithm development and implementation
  • Experienced in the bring-up and debug of SoCs for wireless communications

Additional Information:

Palma Ceia SemiDesign does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. All candidates must be submitted by approved Palma Ceia SemiDesign vendors who have been expressly authorized by Palma Ceia SemiDesign to make a submission for a specific job opening. If you submit a candidate without our prior written approval and engagement we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly and we will not recognize you as having a role in the candidacy. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.