Principal RF Design Engineer

Date: Sep 12, 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: 70326 



Our Nashua team is seeking an experienced Analog/Mixed-signal IC Design Engineer to develop complex mixed-signal ICs for Timing and Infrastructure applications. Skyworks’ Timing Division is focused on creating a new generation of clock, oscillator and network synchronization products. Our team designs system-on-chip hardware and software for precision timing chips. These complex mixed-signal ICs require a multi-disciplined IC design team working in close collaboration to achieve the lowest power and most cost-effective solutions. The Timing Design team is comprised of the brightest and most innovative engineers in the semiconductor industry, spanning multiple disciplines: Analog, RF, Digital and Software.  Many of our products also include one or more CPUs, custom DSP hardware and Arithmetic/DSP cores.

Job Description


  • 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 is 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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