Analog Mixed-Signal IC Design Principal Engineer

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Nashua, NH, 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: 70320 

Job Description

Seeking an experienced analog/mixed-signal design engineer for developing complex mixed-signal ICs for Timing and Infrastructure applications. The position requires a strong analog mixed-signal design background including a strong history of innovative product and IP definition and design.  Depending on experience level, the individual will participate in product roadmaps, definition, technology selection, design, and verification. The individual will have a role in defining and implementing the overall system architecture, designing transistor-level analog circuit blocks, simulating sub-system performance, creating and using behavioral models of blocks and the entire IC, doing and/or supervising physical layout, verifying circuit and chip-level operation and performance, and assisting with tape-out related activities. Responsibilities will also include detailed documentation, silicon evaluation and debugging, production test development support, customer support, and other activities as required for the achievement of high volume production.

Architects, designs and verifies circuits, logic, systems, algorithms, etc. to meet product requirements
Determine design approaches and parameters
Develops innovative new designs for patenting or protecting as trade secret
Demonstrates good judgment in solving a broad range of issues, based on an advanced understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures
Responsible for custom layout, including overseeing the work of layout designers
Reports on design results through design reviews, in accordance with company quality requirements and resolves action items generated as a result of these reviews
Attends design reviews to provide input and learn from other designers’ experiences
Research design techniques through technical publications and seminars
Supports marketing in product definition
Having a wide-ranging experience uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective way
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate the activities of other personnel

A technology-related master’s degree or equivalent training and 8 or more years of analog/mixed-signal design experience developing mixed-signal ICs
An advanced degree may reduce the minimum experience required.  

Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals
Advanced knowledge of CMOS fabrication processes
Advanced knowledge of MOS transistors and analog/digital circuit design
Knowledge of complex AD/DC analysis (poles, zeros, compensation)
Advanced signal analysis knowledge
Basic understanding of CMOS and BCD parasitic junctions and the risks associated with them
Strong parasitic analysis knowledge (capacitance, resistance, power grid)
Advanced knowledge of circuit building blocks (e.g., OPAMP, gm-C filters, switch capacitors, ADC, DAC, state-machines, and bus interfaces)
Advanced understanding of layout tradeoffs for performance and size
Advanced design skills in system modeling
Strong knowledge of UNIX, Matlab, and circuit simulation tools
Proficiency in layout verification, DRC, LVS

Additional skills (one or more of these are highly desirable)
Working knowledge of device physics
Working knowledge of digital design and design flows
System knowledge (e.g., High Performance PLLs)
Knowledge of scripting language (python, shell, skill)
Advanced laboratory measurement skills (analog, digital)
Knowledge of MS Office documentation, spreadsheet, presentation tools or equivalent tools
Familiarity with quality systems documentation and procedures
Competency with design tools
Excellent written and verbal presentation skills


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $122,000$231,000 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.

Nearest Major Market: Manchester
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashua

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