RF PA Design Engineer

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

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: 67067 



Skyworks Solutions is seeking an Electrical Staff Design Engineer responsible for the development of RF power amplifiers for wireless front end module products in a dynamic, supportive environment.  The PA designs will be implemented in GaAs or SiGe HBT technologies and co-packaged with other ICs.  The role will include opportunities for product leadership while interfacing with a small team of design engineers throughout the development process to ensure product specifications are successfully met. IC development activity will include linear and nonlinear simulations covering a range of power levels and operating classes. Designs will include the use of EM tools while also working closely to supervise IC layouts on the path to design review/ tapeout.  The candidate should have a general understanding of product development flow in high-volume semiconductor products and be considerate about design details while understanding the importance of time to market.

Desired Experience


  • BS and 8 years of experience or MSEE and 6 years of experience or PHd with 3 years of experience.
  • Track record of successful product design/development
  • Strong knowledge of amplifier modes of operation & matching/bias design considerations.
  • RFIC/PA design/tapeout experience in Silicon CMOS/BiCMOS or GaAs HBT, 
  • Experience with passive components including couplers/baluns and matching networks. 
  • Expertise with Keysight ADS, and/or Cadence and associated simulation engines and data displays. 
  • Experience with layout planning & Cadence layout tools is a plus.  
  • Familiarity with die level thermal design techniques and considerations
  • Experience with 2.5&3D EM simulators is a plus
  • Ability to execute project tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Solid knowledge of on chip ESD protection strategies.
  • Experience with RF testing with an ability to supervise characterization and debugging of designs using RF test equipment.
  • Familiar with the use of load pull techniques to evaluate device and PA performance.
  • A team player with leadership skills and a focus on product requirements & schedule.
  • Solid Oral and written communication skills.




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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