RF Validation Engineer

Date: Feb 19, 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: 63868 

Job Description

This position is for a Validation Engineer in the Mobile Systems (MSB) Division in Skyworks Newbury Park, CA design center. The successful candidate will possess an excellent understanding of RF, be a driven & committed team player, and have excellent communication skills. Our Validation Engineers are involved in the Characterization, Tuning, and Production readiness of high-performance Front End Solutions used by the Cellular/Mobile Device Industry's largest and most successful companies. Validation Engineers are the glue that holds together the new product development process. As a Skyworks' MSB employee you have the chance to have a uniquely large impact on the success of the company. Validation Engineers' core focus is to create the linkage between design, characterization and production test. The engineer will decipher and convert the customer's specification into a workable test solution. This involves both software and hardware development. In addition, the candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team supporting the characterization and device validation of cellular power amplifiers and front end modules. The ability to tune & optimize Power Amplifiers is a desired skill-set. #LI-DB1
The work will include but not be limited to the following:
o Create STC (Specification To Compliance) Files that define all required tests
o Create / Modify GUTS (General Unified Test Solution) Programs that drive automated test solutions
o Drives Design Verification Test (DVT) testing and actively provides feedback to Design
o Completes the Design Scorecard and/or Customer Compliance Matrix highlighting performance deficiencies and areas that need focus
o Serves as the Technical Customer Interface
o Serves as the key interfaces to Product Engineering (PE), Characterization Engineering (CE), and Test Engineering (TE)
o Responsible for the transition from DVT testing to characterization to final test
 Software Tools used are:
o GUTs (proprietary Skyworks tool)
o STC (proprietary Skyworks tool)
o C/C++ & scripting languages
o Microsoft Office/Outlook
 Hardware Tools used are:
o Network Analyzers
o Spectrum Analyzers
o Signal Generators
o Digital Receivers
o Load-Pull/Tuners
Bachelor's degree + 5 years experience or Master's degree and 3 years experience
2+ years of experience measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC's
Excellent communication, a passion to win/contribute, ability to work in and thrive in a team environment.
A successful Validation Engineer will possess proficiency in RF measurement equipment as well as test software development. A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, analog design concepts, PA concepts, wireless knowledge, test equipment operation and test equipment automation is critical for success. Experience in software development methodologies and C/C++ programming skills are a must. he candidate must demonstrate capability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team and adhere to project schedules. Experience with CDMA/WCDMA GSM/EDGE transmit components is desired.



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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