RF Validation Engineer

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: 72806 

Job Description

Skyworks is looking for RF Validation Engineer to join highly successful and energetic Mobile Solution Business team in Irvine, CA! As a Validation Engineer, you will be a key contributor to bringing our new products to market by ensuring our products meet the defined performance and functionality and that meet our customer’s performance demands.


Come join our team in Irvine, 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 will be paired with a mentor to help support you as an integral part of a team responsible for designing custom parts.


This is a high-impact role in a dynamic work environment, and your scope of responsibilities will include:

  • Write Validation plans based on marketing and product requirements and specifications
  • Specify and configure laboratory test benches
  • Automate validation and characterization test flows through software and scripting
  • Support initial product bring up and debug
  • Characterize product performance across process, voltage and temperature and correlate with simulations
  • Report performance to the broader design teams
  • Collaborate with our cross-functional teams and report project status/progress
  • Assist Design Engineers in developing engineering MCMs and PCBs (schematic capture, layout review) and test fixtures

Job Requirements

  • MS and 3+ years of experience
  • Good understanding of RF parameters like Gain, NF, intermodulation products, VSWR, S-Parameters, load and source-pull systems.
  • Experience and familiarity with cellular systems, bands, tests, 2G/3G/4G related specs
  • Experience and familiarity with testing, evaluation and debugging RF, analog and mixed-signal IC designs in a lab environment. Should be proficient in the use of network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal generators, oscilloscope
  • Experience setting up and running bench and automated test with signal generators, network analyzers, Noise figure meters, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, temperature chambers, tunable filters & other associated equipment
  • Experience working with evaluation boards and automated test setups including board-level rework
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and should be comfortable in explaining technical concepts to a wide range of audiences including more senior engineers and management teams
  • We foster a culture of accountability and promote a culture of creative problem-solving; therefore, being resourceful and having great initiative will enable success in this position
  • Experience running cadence circuit simulations for die and HFSS simulations for MCM/PCB is a plus


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $74,800$135,400 per year 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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