Principal Firmware Engineer

Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: Beaverton, OR, US

Company: Skyworks


Skyworks Audio Solutions is at the forefront of audio and voice technology innovation with our analog system on chips (ASoCs), for applications such as smart speakers/microphones, wired/wireless headsets, virtual assistants and intelligent gaming controllers. We are continuously growing our team to develop market specific ASoCs which combine breakthrough ultra-low power analog circuits, highly efficient power management and custom hardware accelerators for smart acoustic signal processing and AI features. Our proprietary technology achieves the highest level of integration in the industry and sets a new performance standard for low power consumption and minimal footprint.

Requisition ID: 69037 

Job Description

Skyworks is seeking to fill an immediate need for an experienced Embedded Applications Engineer in the Wireless and Audio Products Group. This is a full-time, permanent position.  Beaverton, Oregon is preferred location, but we are willing to consider CA and TX as well. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a working knowledge of embedded microcontroller concepts, basic electronics bench skills and possess a minimum of 5 years of direct experience with the design / debug / evaluation / programming of microcontroller-based hardware components or products. Experience at the end-product level will be considered as well as component / Integrated Circuit level. Strong communication and customer-facing skills are assumed.

About the Position:
The Embedded Applications Engineer works directly with Skyworks Wireless, Audio Design, and Firmware Application teams to craft custom firmware solutions for customers.  The successful candidate will work comfortably in a dynamic environment with many opportunities to take leadership roles. If you possess solid embedding systems engineering skills and wish to apply and develop a varied personal and technical skillset, please consider this position. Travel is very rare and there are multiple vectors for advancement within the leading provider of wireless semiconductor products in the world. 

The successful candidate will immediately apply their technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills to a variety of integrated circuit and end-product applications. Primary roles and responsibilities are:

  • Functioning within a team dedicated to design-in of the company’s integrated circuits, work directly with customers and Skyworks design / development team to design-in the company’s integrated circuit and module products into customer’s applications / end-products
  • Develop Reference Design firmware to suit specific product applications
  • Debug / troubleshoot reported failures of the company’s products in the customer application
  • Work directly with marketing and customers to establish specifications and architectures for customer end-products utilizing company and third-party products.
  • Manage configuration management processes, track and respond to internal and customer issues

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical / Computer / Software Engineering / Computer Science and a minimum of 5 years experience
  • Demonstrable Firmware / Embedded Systems experience, knowledge of standard MCU peripheral interfaces (GPIO, SPI, I2C, USB, I2S, PWM, ADCs, DACs, etc.), C/C++ expertise, solid RTOS experience, and familiarity with analog / digital electronics
  • First rate communication skills, both verbal and written and willingness to engage directly with customers on a technical level

Desirable Attributes:

  • Master’s degree or the equivalent highly desirable
  • Experience / knowledge of digital wireless systems and hardware.
  • Experience / knowledge of digital audio concepts and interfaces, DSPs.
  • Electronic circuit schematic - design and debugging.
  • Experience with Python scripting language.
  • Software engineering (i.e. tools and processes) experience and familiarity are highly desirable  #LI-DB1




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: Portland Oregon

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