Staff Digital Design Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2021

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: 65953 



Digital design engineer developing complex mixed-signal ICs for frequency control, clock generation, network synchronization, and other timing applications. Candidate will take a supporting or leading role depending on experience relative to other team members, but regardless of experience level, candidate will be involved in all aspects of the design process from system conceptualization to mass production. For example, candidate will participate in digital system architecture, block- and system-level RTL design/coding, algorithm and firmware development, digital circuit back-end (e.g. synthesis, timing closure, P&R preparation, scan insertion), firmware development (some ICs include embedded processors), digital design verification, and full-chip mixed-signal verification.  Responsibilities will also include detailed documentation, test vector development, lab test and evaluation, customer support, and other activities as required for the achievement of high-volume production.

Minimum Requirements


  • MS + 6  years of IC design experience
  • PhD + 3  years of IC design experience 
  • Strong motivation to contribute to all facets of chip design from conceptualization to release to production
  • Working knowledge of digital IC circuit design in an HDL synthesis environment
  • Working knowledge of digital verification and testing techniques
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, positive attitude, desire to learn, and willingness to work on a team
  • Working knowledge of UNIX operating systems 

Additional skills (one or more of these are highly desirable)


  • Experience with digital design at geometries ranging from 130-40 nm
  • Experience with digital IO interfaces such at I2C, SPI, etc.
  • Competence in high-level languages (e.g. Matlab, C), scripting languages (e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python, SKILL), and version control systems (e.g. SVN, SOS)
  • Working knowledge of System Verilog and/or UVM
  • Experience leading a team of digital designers, either formally or informally
  • Experience with embedded processor design and firmware/software development, especially for 8051 or ARM cores
  • Competence in exploring digital and firmware system/architecture trade-offs such as memory size (ROM, RAM, FLASH, OTP, cache), clock speed, multiple clock domains, and the necessity for dedicated logic and DSP
  • Experience with memory generators and MBIST
  • Low power design and implementation techniques
  • Familiarity with DSP techniques and algorithms
  • Experience with Phase-locked-loops, Frequency Synthesizers or CDR circuits. 



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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