Director Engineering NPI, SAW/BAW Design

Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Irvine, CA, 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: 72069 

Job Description

Skyworks is seeking an NPI Director to lead and improve the overall NPI Organization within the SAW Filter New Product / New Technology Group. As a highly skilled and strategic leader, you will play pivotal role to successfully launch new products meeting Performance, Quality and Time-to-Market. Having affinity with innovative solutions which can be applied throughout development to high-volume manufacturing, you will ensure a seamless coordination across various department in a multicultural environment with teams like R&D Engineers, Device, Process experts, Module Design Team, Program Management and Operations.  


The NPI Director will report directly to the head of the SAW Technology Team and drive the overall NPI Setup and Best Practice. You will be located in Irvine, California and manage teams in Japan and Singapore. The job will involve the following functions:

•    Develop and implement a comprehensive NPI strategy aligned with company’s goal.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure adherence to all design and technology rules, define technology choice, timelines, milestones and deliverables for new product launch.
•    Lead end-to-end readiness ensuring a smooth transition from product development to production release, coordinating activities across Design, Process, Test, Operations and Module team to meet Quality, Performance and Schedule.
•    Work with design engineering and assist in transition of design prototypes into cost efficient and high-volume manufacturable products
•    Lead and coordinate the Product Readiness: Capability, Tolerance Chain Analysis between Process and Product, Reliability at the different stages of the technology development to achieve Cpk and yield targets during NPI and Ramp-Up phase.
•    Identify potential risks and challenges in the NPI process and develop mitigation plans.
•    Collaborate and openly debate with team to manage projects, solve problems, discuss challenging issues, and learn more about critical issues as a group.
•    Implement or improve solutions to minimize disruptions in the NPI workflow.
•    Identify and drive continuous improvement in your organization, NPI process and associated department through feedback loops to capture lessons learned from each NPI cycle.
•    Report and maintain knowledge on product status to executive leadership by preparing appropriate reports.



•    M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Material Science, Physics, RF Engineering preferred.
•    Minimum of 12 years of experience in New Product Introduction / Product Engineering / Design.
•    Excellent leadership, communication with interpersonal skills and used to work in a multi-cultural environment.
•    Strong understanding of Product Development, manufacturing processes and supply chain management.
•    Experience in the design or product engineering of SAW/BAW filters is required.
•    Knowledge in Project Management.

•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, both technical and interpersonal.
•    Pragmatic and flexible attitude with a result- and data-driven can-do mentality.
•    Works autonomously, well-organized, with a good attention to detail, while setting high standards in all aspects of the work. 




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $163,800$324,900 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

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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