Principal RFIC Design Engineer

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, 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: 71043 


If you are a seasoned engineer with skills and interest in radio frequency integrated circuit design (RFIC), Skyworks Cedar Rapids Design Center is looking for you!  You will work side by side with an elite team of RF professionals, directing and mentoring junior engineers as you develop products that will end up in the next generation of cellular phones.  Cedar Rapids, IA is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, but plenty to do in the form of great restaurants, sports, live music, theatre, hiking, biking and more!  Your job function will include but not be limited to designing low noise amplifiers (LNA), RF switches, matching networks, setting up and running simulation test benches, EM tools, and analyzing lab data.  #LI-DB1

Job Description


  • You will be responsible for the design and development of SOI RFICs for mobile handset applications
  • You will work with a group of Analog/RFIC design experts in the development of cellular-band RFICs that have stand-alone or integrated LNA cores, RF switches, attenuators, controller, and various RF and analog functional blocks.
  • You will interface with system engineers and module design teams to create the detailed specification, report design progress, and to collect, track, and resolve any performance and circuit design issues


• BS + 12 years experience or MS + 8- 10 years or PhD + 6 years
• Transistor-level CMOS or SOI RFIC design
• Basic device physics
• Develop and use advanced linear and nonlinear models or simulation techniques and be able to translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and the measured performance of a device
• Optimize RFIC performance using RF and microwave engineering knowledge
• Utilize simulation tools, analog and RF circuit test characterization techniques and equipment.
• Good communication skills, be able to break down complex problems, set priorities, report progress, execute to a schedule, and have strong teamwork skills

Preferred Skills:
• Experience using Cadence Virtuoso Analog IC design tools
• Hands-on experience with RF lab measurements and characterization equipment
• Experience in RF circuit design


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $124,400$235,700 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.

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