Electrical Senior Principal Engineer

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Newbury Park, 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. 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: 65116 

Job Description

Skyworks Newbury Park design center is seeking a Power Amplifier/RF IC Design Engineer. 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.

Job Responsibilities

Power Amplifier/RF IC Design Engineer is responsible for design and development of RFICs for mobile handset applications, including Class A, AB/E/F, Doherty, and other high efficiency advanced topologies. Designs will be Multi-Chip Modules, implemented in GaAs (HBT/pHEMT) as well as various IPD processes. Individual should have experience in RF & 3D EM modeling and simulation of complete module, tuning and bench evaluation of PA parameters such as gain, linearity, PAE, P3dB, input/output matching and stability. The candidate will work with a group of analog/RF IC design experts in development of cellular-band ICs that transmit, receive, and/or switch signal to or from antennas. The candidate will interface with design management and module design teams to create the detailed specification, report design progress, and to collect, track, and resolve any performance and circuit design issues.

 

Qualifications

The candidate must be experienced in transistor-level PA, LNA, or RF switch design in III-V or Si-based process technology. He or she must understand the basic device physics, have the ability to develop and use advanced linear and nonlinear models or simulation techniques and be able to translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and the measured performance of a device. Good RF and microwave engineering knowledge are required in order to optimize RF performance of the RFIC. This job also requires an experience in simulation tools, analog and RF circuit test characterization techniques and equipment. This person must have good communication skills, be able to break down complex problems, set priorities, report progress, execute to a schedule, and have strong people skills.

 

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Job Requirements

  • BS Degree and 15 years’ experience required, MSEE and 12 years’ experience or Ph.D. and 8 years’ experience preferred.
  • Familiar with amplifier modes of operation: Class A, AB, C, E, F and load modulation techniques such as Doherty PA design and Outphasing.
  • Familiar with DPD, and memory effects, and how those impact PA design.
  • RFIC design experience using GaAs HBT and or pHEMT of PAs and bias networks, passive components including couplers and matching networks is a must.
  • Proficient in HFSS and Keysight ADS, and experience with design simulation tools or equivalent - APD, Cadence
  • Good knowledge and understanding of laminate, wire bonding, SMT components.
  • Responsible for managing design tradeoffs on performance, risk, yield, testability and cost.
  • Layout floorplan to optimize performance, layout supervision, post layout simulations.
  • Familiar with implementation of on chip ESD protection strategies for HBM, and CDM.
  • Strong Lab experience to perform IC / MCM characterization and debugging.
  • Familiar with the use of load pull techniques to evaluate device and PA performance.
  • Team player with a strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements schedule.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills.

About Business Unit

The Mobile Solutions (MSB) team at Skyworks develops industry-leading, highly integrated solutions for next generation mobile platforms supporting the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers. Our design engineers have diverse expertise and utilize a broad range of technologies (SOI, silicon CMOS, GaAs, IPD, TC-SAW and pHEMT) to create differentiated transmit and receive products including high performance LNAs, couplers, power amplifiers, antenna switch modules, digital/analog controllers, passive matching and acoustic filtering for leading edge 3GPP standards. Skyworks’ MSB team is an ideal place for motivated engineers who enjoy collaboration in a fast-paced environment and designing industry breakthrough solutions for mobile and 5G applications.

 

 

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.


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