RF Design Co-Op

Date: Nov 24, 2022

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. 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: 69486 

Job Duties

  • Assist design engineers with circuit design and simulation tasks using CAE tools, such as ADS, AWR, SystemVue, or Cadence
  • Assist design engineers with development of Matlab code
  • Writing Design and Simulation reports to clearly document design process, and simulation results
  • Assist design engineers with RF substrate and printed circuit board layouts
  • Assemble and tune RF devices for specified performance.
  • Conduct RF measurements.
  • Write Test code for automated testing
  • Write test reports with summary and conclusions. Highlighting Test Set-up, Test Conditions, any test failures or discrepancies.
  • Maintain proper test records
  • Adhere to established test procedures, and lab rules.
  • Adhere to company’s quality policies, and procedures


  • Successful completion of an undergraduate Electrical and/or RF circuit courses relayed to LNA, PA designs.
  • Presently enrolled in a PhD, or Master program in Electrical engineering with main courses related to RF/Microwaves.
  • Successful completion of graduate courses with design projects related to RF PA, and/or LNA design.
  • Experience with RF simulation programs, e.g. ADS, Cadence, etc.
  • Knowledge of Engineering software, e.g. Matlab, Simulink, SystemVue, Labview, etc.
  • Proficiency with Unix, Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic, Word, and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of RF circuit layout programs, e.g. Cadence, APD, Orcad, etc.


Work Experience

Desirable Work Experience:

  • Working experience with printed circuit boards assemble, and component soldering.
  • Preferred working experience with high frequency (i.e. 50 MHz to 7 GHz) RF testing.
  • Working experience with RF Test Equipment (e.g. Signal Generators, Network Analyzer, RF Spectrum Analyzers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common engineering lad assembly procedures, and tools (e.g. Soldering iron, Microscope, etc.)

Job Duration:

  •  Approximately 6 months between January 2023 and June 2023.



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.

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

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