Principal Design Automation Engineer (SiP) (EM)

Date: May 28, 2024

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. 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: 72920 

Principal Design Automation Engineer


As a Principal Design Automation Engineer, you will develop and maintain automation solutions to support the System-in-Package (SiP) module design flow for electromagnetic (EM) simulation.
Manage solution’s life cycle from creating vision of design flow, and automation tool improvement, to soliciting needs, understand bottlenecks experienced and communicate ongoing development plans with the design community.  


This position can be located in one of the following California sites:  Newbury Park, Irvine or San Jose.


•    Qualifying new EM simulation tools and tool updates with automated regression tests.
•    Develop and maintain automation to support shared EM models for lumped parts and internally designed integrated circuit (IC) parts, and assembly into module EM design.
•    Manage project environment for SiP module design, including design sharing and part library access.
•    Support PC installation of Windows based design tools needed to support module flow.
•    Install and update Linux-based design and simulation tools, including tool launch scripts and simulation automation.


Required Experience and Skills:
•    BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 12+ years of experience in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) (MS with 8 years or PhD with 5 years applicable).
•    Proficient with EM simulation tools design and setup. Specifically, experience with the use of Ansys HFSS/3D Layout.
•    Proficient with Python language, including object-oriented programming and user interface development.
•    Good interpersonal communications and problem-solving skills.
•    Able to work both independently and as a team member.
•    Highly motivated with good team spirit, strong ownership and openness in project environment.


Preferred Experience and Skills
•    Experience with revision control concepts, data management tools (Cliosoft, svn, git).
•    Comfortable with Unix/Linux shell scripting and the knowledge of Perl.
•    Working knowledge of SiP Module and EVB layout process, and use of SiP Module design tools.
•    Experience with Cadence Allegro/APD.
•    Knowledge of Cadence SKILL.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $124,400$235,700 per year 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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