Sr. Electrical Engineer - LNA Design

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: 72640 



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!


We are looking for a highly motivated IC Design and Verification Engineer to contribute to Diversity Receive (DRX) designs. You will work with other analog/RF IC and module designers for simulation and making measurement of IC.     

Job Responsibilities


  • LNA design and verification using Cadence tool.

  • On-chip passive design and verification using EMX and Cadence.

  • Generate RF top verification bench using Cadence.

  • Measure performance in the lab using spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signal generator.

  • Experience in lab measurement automation and evaluation board design will be useful. 

Job Requirements


  • BSEE and 5 years of work experience required, MSEE preferred.

  • Familiar with using Cadence virtuoso with experience in schematic editing.

  • Must have experience and knowhow of using Spectre, APS, AFS, EMX (and or HFSS).

  • Familiar with Hierarchy Editor.

  • Knowledge to deal with convergence issues.

  • Knowledge of ADEXL.

  • Knowledge of using Ocean scripts to automate simulations.

  • Experience with Smith chart, load and source pulling, RF matching, transmission lines in both simulation and lab environment.

  • Familiar with Virtuoso layout editor.

  • Knowledge and experience with RF related layout especially for high performance LNAs.

  • Familiar with the different analysis types including but not limited to S Parameter, Harmonic Balance, Transient, AC, DC.

  • Familiar with lab equipment such as Spectrum analyzer, Network analyzer, Signal generator, Oscilloscopes, DC power supply, etc.

  • Familiarity with taking lab measurements like Gain, Noise Figure, Harmonics, IP3, etc.

  • Ability to sort through data and present data in a concise manner.

  • Ability to use Excel, Power Point and Word.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $87,600$167,900 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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