PA Design Engineer

Date: Sep 19, 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: 71553 

Job Description

Skyworks is seeking a Staff Design Engineer for its Mobile Solutions (MSB) Division in Andover, MA design center. If you are a motivated candidate with skills and interest in development of linear & non-linear RF power amplifiers for wireless front end module products in a dynamic, supportive environment, our Skyworks Andover, MA design center is looking for you! As a home to an elite team of top RF professionals you will work side by side with a mentor and grow your skills working on real products. Located just 30 minutes from Boston, the Andover area boasts a high quality of family life, top-notch education, access to pristine nature areas, and historical sites. Here we specialize in RF connectivity products covering a range of solutions, end markets and applications.


Job Description:

The PA designs will be implemented in GaAs HBT, SiGe, or SOI technologies co-packaged with Switches, LNAs, and passives. The role will include interfacing with a range of stakeholders to formalize the product specifications and understand system requirements. Development activity will include linear and nonlinear simulations covering a range of power levels and operating classes. Designs will include the use of EM tools while also working closely to supervise IC layouts on the path to design reviews and tapeouts.  Supervision of lab evaluation and tuning of prototype hardware will be part of design validation on the path to product samples.  The candidate should have experience with the complete cycle of product development for high-performance, high-volume semiconductor products and have an eye for detail while understanding the importance of time to market.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 8 years of experience in IC design, or MSc plus 6 years minimum, or PhD plus 3 years minimum.
  • RF Design/simulation expertise with Cadence and/or Keysight ADS
  • RFIC/PA design experience using GaAs HBT, SiGe, and/or SOI/CMOS including bias networks, passive components including couplers and matching networks. 
  • Strong knowledge of RF circuit architectures and design tradeoffs in PA’s, LNA’s, and RF switches.
  • Experience with device bias design techniques and fundamentals of analogue circuit design.
  • Expertise with Keysight ADS, and/or Cadence and associated simulation engines and data displays. Working knowledge of IC layout techniques/considerations in a Cadence Virtuoso environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise with at least one major EM tool for full IC + module level simulation.
  • General packaging knowledge and understanding of laminate, wire bonding, WLCSP techniques, SMT components and multi-die FEM considerations.
  • Strong knowledge of ESD protection techniques
  • Ability to manage the assigned project with minimum supervision.
  • Strong Lab experience to perform IC / Module characterization.
  • History of delivering production products and familiarity with key stages/gates in the product development process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to generate clear technical presentations and data summaries.

The following qualifications are desirable but not required:

  • Understanding of wafer fabrication process and its effect on circuit performance and yields.
  • An understanding of basic analog design theory, basic analog circuits, loop stability analysis.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $108,500$206,400 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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