EM / RF Design - Staff Electrical Engineer

Date: May 18, 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: 72642 



Skyworks Irvine, our Corporate Headquarters is home to industry leading R&D and Product Development teams in the beautiful beach and university adjacent city of Irvine, California. Irvine and the surrounding areas of Orange County offer an active and vibrant, multi-cultural lifestyle for new grads or established families alike, with the best public schools and one of the safest neighborhoods in the country. With the legendary Southern California weather and a modern growing city around us, Skyworks Irvine is in one of the most desirable locations.  

When you join the team in Irvine you’ll become a part of our uniquely collaborative, multi-disciplinary and open Engineering Community and work in tandem with all of the other engineering and support teams. From day 1, your success is our priority, and you’ll be paired with an experienced mentor to help support you as you become an integral part of our broad and diverse team. You will also have the opportunity to work on different aspects of the design and product development through our job rotation program.


Come join our highly successful and rapidly growing team of RF engineers and develop industry-leading products while advancing your career at the same time!  #LI-SG1



We are looking for a Staff level EM/RF designer who will work closely with the RFIC/mmWave-IC team and module team to deliver the highly integrated 5G front-end products. The designer will play an important role in design/simulating/inventing key circuits blocks within the 5G front-end module.


The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of electromagnetic and RF and be a driven, committed team player. The designer will be responsible for EM design of active and passive RF front-end circuits for 5G NR bands within the context of wireless communications systems. The candidate will be expected to innovate and work in a fast-paced market to help to define and realize products for next generation wireless communication systems. As part of our EM/RF design team, the designer will be responsible for designing and simulating all passive aspects of front-end module designs including output matching networks, integrated passive devices, high-directivity daisy-chain couplers, harmonic filters, and high isolation layouts using advanced EM design and simulation techniques.



•    BS degree and 8+ years’ experience is required. MS+6 or PhD preferred in the area of EM/RF.
•    Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) and the ability to work effectively with other members of the product development team.
•    Deep understanding of RF and microwave theories and concepts, such as S-parameters, transmission lines, couplers, dividers etc.
•    Experience in design and modeling of front-end module packaging, parasitic, transitions, etc.
•    Experience in design, analysis and implementation of on-die passives for high efficiency, wideband power amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers.
•    Experience in design, analysis and implementation of RF / mm-wave switches.
•    Deep understanding of semiconductor technologies for RF / mm-wave applications.
•    Comprehensive knowledge of RF and wireless front-end components, systems and various transceiver architectures.
•    Proficient using RF / mm-wave design tools such as HFSS, Keysight ADS, EMX, ADS Momentum, etc
•    Experiences in mm-wave characteristic instruments. Probe station experience is a plus.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $110,600$210,600 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. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@skyworksinc.com.

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

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