Principal Systems Engineer (Power)

Date: Nov 20, 2021

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: 65834 

Why the position matters?


Join the team that’s making EVs go farther, data centers more efficient, and industrial systems smarter! Skyworks’ isolation devices safely connect high voltage systems to the outside world and drive cutting edge GaN and SiC power conversion systems. Our patented technology used in EVs, solar, and even rocket ships has earned us design wins among the biggest and most respected company names in these markets. As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be a key contributor to bringing our new products to market by ensuring our products meet the demanding needs of our customers in the power electronics market. This is a high-impact role in a dynamic work environment, and your scope of responsibilities will include:


  • Collaborate with marketing, design, partners and/or key customers to drive new revenue growth
  • Capture market and customer requirements for new products
  • Perform competitive analysis
  • Create new reference designs to ease adoption of new and existing Skyworks products
  • Analyze existing solutions, identify trends and opportunities to improve cost/performance with new solutions featuring Skyworks isolation technology
  • Interface to internal cross function teams including marketing, design, applications, quality, and sales to influence technical decisions to bring new products to market

Other key aspects of the position


  • You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and should be comfortable in discussing technical concepts with a wide range of audiences including internal teams, partners and customers
  • 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 role requires gathering and documenting requirements from customers and the field, building strong relationships, and demonstrating technical expertise in their end applications and Skyworks core technologies


Qualifications and Skills


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or related degree)
  • 7+ years industry experience and 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong understanding of electrical circuit fundamentals
  • Experience defining new integrated circuit products and/or new designs in power electronics.
  • Comprehension of customer needs, available technology and the ability to form engineering proposals that can range from the simple to the complex covering both hardware and software
  • Printed circuit board schematic capture and layout
  • Experience with the use of laboratory test equipment
  • Experience with design simulation tools such SPICE and Matlab

Preferable Skills


  • Expertise in power electronics such as power converters, variable frequency drives, etc.
  • Understanding tradeoffs in design choices and the ability to influence others to build consensus
  • Experience with automotive system design, knowledge of related standards and specifications
  • Familiarity of ISO-26262 functional safety and requirement tracing tools
  • Knowledge of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) test techniques and standards
  • Desire and creativity to win and grow our business in an ever-changing market as a key member of a dynamic cross-functional team focused on success and growth



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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