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Opportunities (Posted July-August, 2014)

1. Qualcomm Atheros [Irvine, CA]

2. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority



Qualcomm Atheros [Irvine, CA]

Position: Analog/RF IC Design Engineer

Job Function:

Qualcomm-Atheros, a.k.a. QCA (, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm and a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets. We are focused on inventing technologies that connect and empower people in ways that are elegant and accessible to all. Our team is responsible for the complete design lifecycle, from system-level concept to tape out and post-silicon support, of advanced SOC designs in advanced CMOS processes. We work on highly integrated mixed-signal circuits, Giga Hertz radio frequency transceivers and architectures.


Apply your analog/RF integrated circuit design expertise to the development of highly integrated CMOS transceivers for wireless communication systems. Circuits of interest may include power amplifiers, line drivers, low noise amplifiers, transmit and receive mixers, frequency synthesizer, baseband amplifiers and filters, voltage regulators and bandgap circuits, phase-locked loops (PLL's) and delayed-lock loops (DLL's), data converters (DACs/ADCs), and switched-capacitor circuits. The person will be working in Irvine, CA, and is responsible for developing and supporting the analog/RF blocks for Irvine projects.


This position requires extensive academic background and excellent circuit design skills in the form of a Master's or Doctorate in Electrical Engineering. The position also requires industry experience in both analog transistor-level and digital design in deep sub-micron (CMOS, although new graduates with highly relevant academic experience will also be considered. Knowledge of highly integrated mixed-signal circuits, RF system and architecture, Cadence, Spice, and Matlab simulations is required. Familiarity with Verilog, VHDL, digital signal processing and ESD protection techniques is a plus. The candidate must be comfortable with performing a wide variety of tasks and enjoy working in a team environment.

Contact Information: Send your resumes to

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Position: Metro Trainee (Rail Electrical Power Engineering)

Basic Function: To perform basic technical engineering work on construction or maintenance projects.

Supervised by: Senior Engineer

FLSA:  Non-Exempt

Work Environment
In order to achieve the Agency’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:

  • Safety – To ensure that our employees, passengers and the general public’s safety is always our first consideration.

  • Services Excellence – To provide safe, clean, reliable, on-time, courteous service for our clients and customers.

  • Workforce Development – To make Metro a learning organization that attracts, develops, motivates and retains a world-class workforce.

  • Fiscal Responsibility – To manage every taxpayer and customer-generated dollar as if it were coming from our own pocket.

  • Innovation and Technology – To actively participate in identifying best practices for continuous improvement.

  • Sustainability – To reduce, reuse and recycle all internal resources and reduce green house gas emissions.

  • Integrity – To rely on the professional ethics and honesty of every Metro employee.

  • Teamwork – To actively blend our individual talents to achieve world-class performance and service.

  • Civil Rights – To actively promote compliance with all civil rights statutes, regulations and policies.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists resident engineer in management of construction or maintenance projects.

  • Perform engineering calculations for high voltage power system protection scheme and interpretation of single line diagrams for relay coordination study.

  • Perform field survey regarding new equipment layout or modification of existing equipment.

  • Assists in coordinating preparation of plans with Metro engineering staff and outside consultants.

  • Recommends materials and equipment to be used in engineering projects.

  • Reviews, plans, sketches, and specifications prepared by consultants for conformance with Metro requirements and standards.

  • Coordinate various tasks between departments.

  • Performs technical assignments related to rail traffic and safety engineering.

  • Assists in the preparation of environmental impact statements.

  • Prepares materials and researches data for presentation at public hearing concerning proposed Metro projects.

  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro’s safety rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out.

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of power system engineering design, construction, testing, equipment fabrication.

Ability to:

  • Perform basic engineering work.

  • Prepare and interpret technical drawings and specifications.

  • Perform engineering calculations.

  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements.

  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence.

  • Compile and analyze complex data.

  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives.

  • Carry 50lbs and climb stairs of 60 degreee incline.

  • Perform work in underground subway environment.

  • Stand on lift platform of 20 feet high and inspect power distribution cables.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English.

Minimum Qualifications

Potential candidates interested in the METRO TRAINEE position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree – Electrical Engineering.

  • Overall GPA of at least 2.7 for all engineering courses.

  • Minimum of 12 quarter units or 9 semester units of power courses.

  • Valid California Class C driver's license.

Special Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to weather, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards.


This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor.

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