LNA/Switch Designer (Wi-Fi)

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Andover, MA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 71258 

Job Description

Skyworks Solutions is seeking a Senior Low Noise Amplifier and Switch (LNA/SW) designer for its Diversified Analog Solutions business unit at its location in Andover, Massachussets. This candidate will join a diverse team of RFIC, Analog IC and Module designers assisting in the concept, design, integration, and delivery of complex multichip, multi-technology RFIC-based wireless module solutions for Wi-Fi applications. 


Skyworks is a world class, vertically integrated company with manufacturing capabilities in RF semiconductors, acoustic filters, packaging, and test. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of product realization and work with an extended cross-site team to validate and deliver high-performance RF products from concept to high volume markets.

Job Requirements

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent degree
  • 5 years of industry or combination with equivalent post-graduate academic experience (Master’s, or Ph.D.)
  • Experience with RF testing with an ability to supervise characterization and debugging of designs using RF test equipment
  • Expertise with the design of LNAs in various semiconductor technologies including understanding of design trade-offs for noise figure, IIP3, current consumption, transistor sizing etc…
  • Expertise with the Cadence design environment including schematic capture, layout, and associated simulation engines and data displays
  • Experience with EM simulators such as Momentum, HFSS, and EMX
  • Strong EM knowledge with including experience with passive components including couplers, baluns, and matching networks.
  • Understanding of different circuit blocks in RF front ends (PA, LNA, SW)
  • Understanding and experience with different semiconductor technologies (Si, GaAs, SiGe, SOI, GaN)
  • Familiarity with a modern scripting or coding language is a plus
  • Familiarity or experience with Wi-Fi and associated standards is a plus


The ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics:

  • Positive attitude and desire to learn and grow their skill set
  • Good communication, organization, and documentation skills
  • Ability to execute and own project tasks with minimum supervision
  • A team player with leadership skills and a focus on product requirements & schedule
  • Interest in mentoring and developing junior talent



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $85,900$164,600 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance.


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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