Test Engineer 2

Date: Nov 20, 2023

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: 71396 


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 a mentor to help support you as an integral part of a team responsible for designing custom test solutions.


The Skyworks Design Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is looking for a highly skilled and motivated RF Test Engineer to contribute to industry-leading development of Power Amplifier (PAM) and Front End (FEM) module test solutions for the fast paced and highly competitive cellular handset market. You will be involved in test hardware design, software development, lab debug, and test data analysis, making meaningful contributions to the Mobile Solutions Business unit.   #LI-DB1

Skyworks is one of the most cutting edge and impactful players helping people connect across the globe. Cedar Rapids, IA is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, and plenty to do in the form of great restaurants, sports, live music, theatre, hiking, biking and more!  


  • Support day-to-day test lab activities
  • Troubleshoot and isolate test system issues
  • Help separate test-setup issues from product issues
  • Implement newly established test techniques and setups with direction from senior personnel
  • Interface with the design team to automate new test requirements
  • Help analyze test data

Job Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree in electrical or software engineering with at least 2 years’ experience in RF test (or equivalent)
•    Familiarity with 5G/4G/3G/2G cellular standards and WLAN/Bluetooth
•    Familiarity RF measurements:
     •     Spectral analysis
     •     Modulated signal analysis (e.g., EVM, ACP)
     •     Envelope Tracking
     •     Digital Predistortion
     •     Vector Network analysis
     •     Noise figure
     •     Digital control / serial bus control (MIPI RFFE)
     •     DC analysis / pulsed current
     •     Loadpull/Sourcepull using automated tuners
•    Proficient with Microsoft office tools (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word…)
•    Proficient with software development and test automation techniques (C#, C++, Matlab, Python)
•    Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
•    Pro-active, creative, and collaborative problem solver
•    Possesses a team-oriented attitude and takes personal-pride in team success


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $73,400$132,600 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.

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