Sr. Reliability/FA Engineer

Date: Apr 1, 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: 71576 

Job Description

As a Sr. Reliability/FA Engineer, you will develop, analyze, and report on laboratory results that isolate final product electronic module component and device level failures.    Advise quality, test, and design engineering on the selection, and application of failure analysis tools and techniques applicable to troubleshoot and isolate defectivity through the root cause of electronic components and systems. Recommend test methods and various FA laboratory control procedures for achieving required levels of product fault isolation and root cause.  Understand all test and product reliability requirements of components and systems to achieve company and customer and any governmental agency reliability objectives. Develop new techniques and analytical tools to ensure the early identification of potential problems with new products, packaging, processes, and product reliability. Provide laboratory findings to support recommendations for changes in the selection and application of components and systems. May propose changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability based upon proven laboratory methods.


  • Devise and execute parametric and RF test including bench test emulation with digital and RF test fixtures while utilizing various parametric and RF benchtop test equipment.
    Engineering knowledge or coursework in digital CMOS and HBJT RF constructs and associated devices.
  • Perform data analysis and troubleshoot electronic components including semiconductor chips, surface mount components, printed circuit boards and wire-bond and flip chip modules.  
  • Communicate and interface with quality, reliability, and design teams to isolate failures and determine root cause.

Required Experience and Skills

      •   BS degree in electrical or computer engineering BS with 5 years’ experience; MS degree in electrical or computer engineering with 3 years’ experience; or PhD in electrical or computer engineering with no experience.

  • Strong understanding of electrical circuit fundamentals and operation.
  • Basic understanding of digital and RF semiconductor fundamentals.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug complex systems (hardware and test interfaces).
  • Experience with printed circuit board and chip design schematic capture and layout software tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the ability to report, as well as present, technical concepts and lab results in a direct and concise manner to a wide range of audiences including more senior engineers and management teams.
  • Advanced analytical skills to analyze problems and technical situations leading to optimal solutions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Desired Experience and Skills

  • Desirable to have prior knowledge in the areas of failure analysis tools and techniques including  Visible, NIR and IR microscopes, X-RAY CT imaging, SEM (scanning electron microscope), Acoustic microscopy (CSAM), Silicon (Si) and Gallium Arsenic (GaAs) wet/dry etching tools and techniques and mechanical polishing and sample preparation techniques.  
  • Experience with digital and RF test equipment and measurements.
  • A great attitude with an eagerness to learn and the ability to adapt to new technical challenges.
  • Ability to build relationships easily and collaborate effectively.




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $87,600$167,900 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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