Staff Applications 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: 72311 



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 Staff Applications Engineer, you will be a part of a versatile team that supports all areas of product development including product definitions, generation of customer design collateral, support design validation, as well as provide direct and indirect customer support through our global team of field engineers. This is a high-impact role in a dynamic work environment, and your responsibilities will include:


  • Collaborate with IC design, systems and marketing teams to define new Power and Isolation products
  • Provide technical assistance to a global customer base, primarily via our customer support system, but occasionally in-person
  • Develop customer evaluation hardware that provides best-practice layout guidelines for maximum EMI control
  • Develop creative demonstration hardware and solutions to support pre-sale customer demonstrations and trade shows
  • Author and maintain written collateral, such as application notes, user guides and whitepapers
  • Author and deliver written, video and live training material to customers and our field teams
  • Develop custom hardware solutions to help customers solve tough problems
  • Work with partner companies to develop reference designs using Skyworks products
  • Conduct detailed electrical analysis of competitive solutions to facilitate understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Provide mentorship to more junior engineers
  • Understand safety certifications at component or system levels (UL, CSA, CQC, VDE, IEC, EN, etc.)

Other key aspects of the position


Must be comfortable explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences including more senior engineers and management 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
You should have a disciplined approach to your work. We track and administer our work using task management tools and other collaboration tools to properly document work plans and work outcomes.

Qualifications and Skills


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent

  • 5+ years of working in the semiconductor or power electronics industry

  • Strong analog and digital circuit analysis skills

  • Experience with regulatory testing, such as EMI or electrical safety

  • Strong understanding of power switching circuits

  • Experience supporting customers in a related industry

  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB design tools

  • Ability to prepare technical reports to provide clarity to customers when written communication is ineffective

  • Strong and methodical problem-solving skills

  • Strong hands-on laboratory skills

  • Some working knowledge of a high-level programming or scripting language

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Willingness and eligibility to travel internationally on occasion to support critical customer issues or serve as technical subject matter expert on customer visits

Preferable Skills


  • Experience in the design or testing of power switching circuits
  • Experience supporting automotive or industrial systems
  • A great attitude with an eagerness to learn and facility to adapt to changes in plans and new technical challenges



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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