Principal Test Engineer

Date: Feb 2, 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: 70010 

Job Description


How the Timing Product Team works
Skyworks is focused on bringing new and innovative clock and oscillator products to the marketplace.  These best in class products are more than meets the eye with unparalleled frequency flexibility, exceptional jitter performance, and the ability to be fully customized for each customer in the factory.  These products also include innovative DFT/BIST features and novel test methodologies to help guarantee both quality and reliability.  The Timing Product and Test team at Skyworks is a dynamic and growing group that provides essential support for this exciting and high growth business.  This work includes the continued innovation and development of advanced test solutions that integrates software and hardware design, qualification, and characterization of devices.

Why this position matters
Skyworks is looking for experienced individuals capable of interfacing with test engineers, application engineers, design engineers, and technical marketers to develop cost-effective test solutions that meet the challenging requirements of the various target markets. These test solutions typically require a range of digital and analog test techniques combined to insure these products perform as expected.

Is this a great match for you?
We are looking for a detail-oriented Product Engineers who are self-starters and thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments.   Engineers inquiring about this position should be familiar with JEDEC device qualification standards, semiconductor characterization processes, and a strong background in probability and statistics.  Knowledge of traditional test platforms is desired but not required.  Additionally, interested engineers should have a basic understanding of design simulation, device physics, and high-speed clocking systems.  Successful candidates will need excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable in explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences including both senior engineers and management teams.


Requirements and Skills



  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals and methodologies related to IC development and productization
  • Strong knowledge of embedded systems and firmware
  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug software, systems, or circuits
  • Knowledge of ATE platforms such as Cohu, Teradyne J750, Teradyne IFlex, or others


Desired Skills:

  • Strong software development skills, C or Python preferred
  • Strong experience in embedded systems and firmware development
  • Strong knowledge of software quality processes
  • Use of GIT, bitbucket, or other distributed revision control systems
  • Familiarity with quality procedures and documentation
  • Working knowledge of signal integrity issues, simulations, and solutions
  • Experience with multi-person software developments and revision control methodology


Education and/or Experience:

  • BS in engineering plus 12 years of experience required
  • Masters in Electrical Engineering preferred but not required

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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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