Director of IC Applications & Systems Engineering

Date: Sep 15, 2023

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. 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: 70653 

Job Description

Why this position matters:

Join the team that is making EVs go farther, data centers more efficient, and industrial systems smarter! Skyworks’ Power division develops devices that safely connect high voltage systems to the outside world, power datacenters and wireless infrastructure, drive EVs and convert solar energy to electricity.  As the Director of the Applications, Validation and Systems engineering teams, you will oversee the operations that ensure our products are defined and designed to meet our customer’s performance demands while eliminating technical obstacles, helping our customers use our Power products.     


This is a high-impact role in a dynamic work environment, and your responsibilities will include:

  • Drive execution of applications, validation and systems teams responsible for the development and support of Isolation, PoE and other high-voltage product lines
  • Empower team managers through continuous mentoring, transparent communication, and a strong sense of accountability
  • Translate customer, market and team feedback into actionable contributions to the business strategy and roadmap
  • Work closely with cross-functional management teams to optimize processes and ensure interdepartmental synergy
  • Organize staffing to ensure business strategy and roadmap success
  • Manage operating and capital budget for global applications and systems teams 

Other key aspects of the position:
You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and should be comfortable in explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences, including the executive teams.
We foster a culture of accountability and promote a culture of creative problem-solving; therefore, being resourceful and having great initiative will enable success in this position.
This position revolves around the ability to connect and collaborate with people. Your success is bounded by your ability to make your teams successful.
Systems, Validation and Applications teams total ~32 people.  Director will have 4-5 direct reports.   


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or related degree)
  • 15+ years semiconductor applications or systems engineering experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Experience managing managers
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills
  • Strong understanding of electrical circuit fundamentals
  • Experience in product development or validation of semiconductor products
  • Experience using data processing and visualization tools                      #LI-DB1


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $160,600$318,500 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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