Digital Design Engineer

Date: May 21, 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: 72122 


Seeking a digital design engineer with experience and interest in developing complex mixed-signal ICs for frequency control, clock generation, network synchronization, and other timing applications. Candidate will be involved in all aspects of the design process from system conceptualization to mass production. The candidate will participate in digital system architecture, block- and system-level RTL design/coding, algorithm development, digital circuit back-end (e.g. synthesis, timing closure, P&R preparation, scan insertion), firmware development (some ICs include embedded processors), digital design verification, and full-chip mixed-signal verification.  Responsibilities include detailed documentation, and test vector development, lab test and evaluation, and other activities as required for the achievement of high-volume production.

    Responsibilities

o    Digital design specification, design, analysis, and HDL (Verilog/System Verilog) coding
o    Behavioral modeling of analog and mixed signal circuits
o    Digital back-end: synthesis, physical implementation (prep for P&R), static timing, scan insertion, etc.
o    Verification of digital sub-systems, mixed-signal sub-systems, and the entire chip using a combination of digital models/RTL, firmware, and behavioral models. Test bench development
o    Validation of silicon functionality, behavior, and performance


Minimum Requirements

o    M.S. in Electrical (and/or Computer) Engineering
o    Minimum of 6 years of digital design experience
o    Strong motivation to contribute to all facets of chip design from conceptualization to release to mass production.
o    Working knowledge of and experience in digital IC circuit design and simulation in an HDL synthesis environment
o    Working knowledge of digital verification and testing techniques
o    Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, positive attitude, and willingness to work on a team.
o    Working knowledge of UNIX operating systems and Windows PCs.


Additional Skills (one or more of these are highly desirable)

o    Experience with digital design at geometries ranging from 130-22 nm
o    Experience with digital IO interfaces such at I2C, SPI, etc.
o    Competence in high-level languages (e.g. Matlab, C), scripting languages (e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python, SKILL), and version control systems (e.g. SVN, SOS)
o    Working knowledge of System Verilog and/or UVM
o    Experience leading a team of digital designers, either formally or informally
o    Experience with embedded processor design and firmware/software development, especially for 8051 or ARM cores
o    Competence in exploring digital and firmware system/architecture trade-offs such as memory size (ROM, RAM, FLASH, OTP, cache), clock speed, multiple clock domains, and the necessity for dedicated logic and DSP
o    Experience with memory generators and MBIST
o    Understanding and experience in automatic test-pattern generation, ATPG.
o    Low power design and implementation techniques




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $110,600$210,600 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. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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