RF Validation Engineer

Date: Aug 31, 2022

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: 67643 

Job Description

Skyworks Cedar Rapids design center has leading R&D and product development capabilities and is seeking RF Validation Engineering talent  to meet rapidly increasing customer demand. When you join our team in Cedar Rapids, you’ll join a uniquely collaborative, multi-discipline engineering community who support each other working across our domestic design centers creating cutting edge products for global markets. You’ll be paired with an experienced mentor to help support you as an integral part of the team. You will be part of a multi-discipline team developing PA, RF switches, LNA, front-end modules for the high volume and fast paced cellular handset market.

Working and living in Cedar Rapids provides a commute-free lifestyle in a vibrant city consistently ranked as one of the country’s most affordable cities. Learn more about the fantastic Cedar Rapids lifestyle when you talk with our team!

The work will include but not be limited to the following:
o Create STC (Specification To Compliance) Files that define all required tests
o Create / Modify GUTS (General Unified Test Solution) Programs that drive automated test solutions
o Drives Design Verification Test (DVT) testing and actively provides feedback and conclusion to Design
o Completes the Design Scorecard and/or Customer Compliance Matrix highlighting performance deficiencies and areas that need focus
o Serves as the key interfaces between Design Engineering (DE) and System Engineering (SE), Product Engineering (PE), Characterization Engineering (CE), and Test Engineering (TE)
o Responsible for the transition from DVT testing to characterization to final test
o Follows Skyworks Product Realization Process (PRP) to successfully deliver products to Internal and External Customers
o Mentor and coach junior Engineers, Co-ops and Interns on tools, design verification flow and data analysis   #LI-DB1

Software Tools used are:
o GUTs (proprietary Skyworks tool)
o STC (proprietary Skyworks tool)
o PATx(proprietary Skyworks tool)
o C/C++ & scripting languages
o Microsoft Office/Outlook
o ADS/Cadence design tools

Hardware Tools used are:
o Network Analyzers
o Spectrum Analyzers
o Signal Generators
o Digital Receivers
o Load-Pull/Tuners

Job Requirements

• BS degree +5 years experience or MS + 3 years measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC's
• Excellent troubleshooting skills
• Excellent communication and an eagerness to continually learn coupled with a passion to win and contribute
• Ability to work in and thrive in a team environment
• Proficiency in RF measurement equipment as well as test software development
• A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, analog design concepts, PA concepts, wireless knowledge, test equipment operation and test equipment automation is critical for success
• Experience in software development methodologies and C/C++ programming skills are a must
• Must demonstrate capability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team and adhere to project schedules
• Familiarity with 5G/4G/3G/2G cellular standards and component requirements is desired  #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.

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