Test Staff Engineer

Date: Apr 3, 2021

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: 63596 

Job Description

Job Description
Skyworks Solutions seeks a semiconductor device characterization and modeling engineer who will play a key role in the development of SiGe and SOI process technologies use in front end module design for WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE and other communications systems.


•  Execution of device characterization test plans including static & pulsed I-V, C-V, CW & pulsed bias s-parameter, load/source-pull, TOI, noise, and thermal  measurements
•  Evaluation, use, and support of measurement and parameter extraction hardware and software
•  Analyzing parametric test data, collecting and analyzing modeling device data, and extracting device model parameters
•  Developing advanced device model formulations and model extraction algorithms
•  Releasing models into process design kits (PDKs) in EDA vendor tools such as Cadence Spectre, Keysight ADS / Goldengate, and publishing documentation
•  Design and layout of device sub circuit test structures and detailed characterization devices
•  Assisting in developing and validating PDK models in Cadence Spectre and Keysight ADS EDA vendor tools
•  Assisting device and process engineers in analyzing and understanding the detailed performance of various semiconductor active and passive devices through direct measurement of device electrical and thermal characteristics.
•  Enable automation and gathering of on-wafer device statistics
•  Collaborating with development engineers on new processes and devices through design of experiments
•  Extracting and analyzing parametric data to discover underlying causes for device behavior


Job Requirements
•  Minimum of 5 years of experience in SiGe HBT and/or SOI CMOS device modeling
•  Hands-on experience with semiconductor device characterization (measurement setup and execution) such as static & pulsed I-V, C-V, CW & pulsed bias s-parameter, load/source-pull, TOI, noise, and thermal measurements
•  Hands-on experience with microwave test equipment including: VNA, load/source-pull, spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes, noise figure meters, VSA, modulation sources, and wafer probers
•  Hands-on experience with various compact models and parameter extraction techniques such as HiCUM, PSP, and BSIMSOI
•  Direct experience with setup/development/use of Keysight IC-CAP, other commercial, and/or custom measurement and parameter extraction software
•  Proficient in the use of microwave linear and non-linear CAD tools such as ADS, Spectre, and EMX
•  Must be highly organized and have excellent communication skills both verbal and writing


Required Education
•  BS in Electrical Engineering or other related engineering degree.  MS or PhD desired.


Desirable Skills
•  Solid understanding of semiconductor device physics concepts and manufacturing processes.
•  Experience with using scripting for automation of data analysis, lab automation or simulation control.
•  Experience in the design, layout, and verification of test structures and calibration structures using Cadence Virtuoso in support of advanced process and circuit development
•  Experience with statistical data analysis and running data analysis tools
•  Understanding of WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE and other communications systems and how they influence technology and process selection for RFIC applications




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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