Sr. Applications Engineer

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Austin, TX, 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. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.


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 creative thinking. We value 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 are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 72853 

Job Description

From Power-over-Ethernet controllers to isolated gate drivers, the Power Access team supports a broad range of products within Skyworks' exciting and innovative product portfolio. This versatile and growing team is heavily involved in the full product development life cycle, including product definition, firmware development, validation, and support for key customers in the power industry. In this high-impact role as an Applications Engineer, you will:

  • Design, develop, and test new and existing firmware and software Power products
  • Create reference designs and evaluation software demonstrating key product features
  • Collaborate with IC design, systems, validation, and marketing teams to develop new Power products
  • Follow a document-driven software quality process that encompasses the full software development life cycle
  • Work with partner companies in developing reference designs using Skyworks products
  • Author and maintain application notes, user guides, and whitepapers
  • Find creative solutions to help customers solve tough problems



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 0-3 years of experience
  • Strong embedded software design, implementation, and debug skills
  • Experience with high-level embedded programming and scripting languages (C/Python)
  • Strong understanding of analog and digital circuit fundamentals
  • Strong hands-on laboratory skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Disciplined approach to work and ability to explain technical concepts to wide range of audiences
  • A great attitude with an eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changes in plans and to new technical challenges

Preferred Skills 

  • Mixed-signal knowledge (DSP, ADCs, MOSFETs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of USB, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • Experience with embedded Linux or other RTOS
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB design tools
  • Experience with project management tools (Jira, Confluence)




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $87,600$167,900 per year 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. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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