Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Date: Jun 9, 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: 70398 

Job Description

Skyworks’ Broadcast Division is focused on creating solutions (hardware and firmware) for analog and digital broadcast radio reception products.
The Role:
We are looking for a proactive, detail-oriented, hands-on, results-driven Principal Firmware Engineer who is passionate about making our customers successful, welcomes challenges with enthusiasm and thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, to become an integral part of our Broadcast team. The Principal Firmware Engineer will play a key role working with internal and external stakeholders to define, develop, test, and support all Skyworks’ Broadcast radio products necessary for customer integrations.
•    Work closely with firmware, applications, hardware, marketing, and customer teams on multiple projects to:
•    Understand, partition and document features, specifications, and dependencies
•    Define and develop flexible and scalable firmware architectures and internal and external APIs 
•    Design and develop broadcast radio firmware elements, including features, infrastructure components, and interfaces 
•    Work with teams on system integration, resource management, performance evaluation, testing, debugging, deployment, and customer support
•    Peer code reviewing
•    Mentor junior engineers 


•    BS or MS or PhD in CS/EE and 15+ years of hands-on embedded firmware MCU development
•    Demonstrated track record of delivering successful embedded software projects   

Background in one or more of the following areas is required:
•    Strong embedded firmware development in C/C++
•    Firmware architecture and product, specification, development, and validation
•    Scripting languages, e.g., Python, TCL or similar
•    Responsive, self-driven, with strong sense of ownership
•    Exceptional communication and presentation skills
•    Ability to interact with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels

Background in one or more of the following areas is a plus:

•    RTOS development/integration
•    Continuous integration development and deployment (CI/CD)
•    Analog and/or digital broadcast radio system development, including signal processing and communications
•    Concepts of radio broadcast technologies used in DAB/DAB+, DMB, DRM, and CDR systems, such as:
•    Audio encoding, decoding and general audio processing



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $122,000$231,000 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.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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