Technical Director of Model Integration - SAW

Date: Jul 5, 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: 72223 

Job Description

Technical Director of Model Integration

Skyworks Solutions seeks a skilled device modeling technical director who will play a key role in the development of Skyworks’ SAW technologies.  This technical director will develop/automate / integrate Finite Element Modeling flows for BAW and/or SAW technology. He/she will work closely with both US and Asian engineering teams.  The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge and experience in working with semiconductor and/or MEMs devices and test methodologies required by such devices. Knowledge of BAW/SAW resonator technology is desired.  The candidate will have the ability to function effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-geographic environment and must also be able to collaborate well with other engineers to achieve divisional objectives. The candidate may be asked to travel to Asia to collaborate across different design and development engineering sites to proliferate modeling methodologies and/or techniques that he/she has developed. 


Key responsibilities:

• Work seamlessly as a member of Skyworks’ acoustic development group to advance BAW/SAW and other MEMs technologies.

• Construct Finite Element Models (FEM) in collaboration with other device modeling engineers.

• Analyze data and statistical data from advanced metrology systems including acoustic vibrometers and thermal imagers.

• Integrating model flows including FEM, compact circuit models, miscellaneous scripts, and so forth.

• Setup FEM simulation server sharing / structured data bases

Key outcomes that are desired:

• Accelerate BAW roadmap for next generation devices having reduced size, performance, and cost.

• Good at multitasking at two or more projects at once.

• Geared toward being a team player, contributing to a seamless interface between BAW development
teams in the US and Asia.



• Must have 15 years of relevant experience of which at least 5 years of relevant Finite Element Modeling (FEM) experience.  

• Master’s degree in engineering, physics, or chemistry is required. PhD degree is preferred. 

• A proven track record as a team player on an engineering team, preferably with experience functioning effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-geographic engineering environment. >5 years of industry or university experience is preferred. 

• Deep understanding and knowledge of electromagnetic theory and circuit design. 

• Deep understanding in either semiconductors and/or acoustic devices. 

• Knowledge in semiconductor process or MEMs technology is desirable. 

• Strong skills in data analytics -- programming & scripting -- is desirable. 

• Demonstrated strong communication /presentation skills. 

• Experience mentoring junior engineers.  

• Strong leadership skills in directing teams. 




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

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