Staff Electrical Engineer

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Irvine, 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: 71536 

Job Responsibilties

  • Design acoustic wave filters for integration into RF modules, while meeting demanding schedules, best in class performance, and critical size and cost requirements
  • Follow Skyworks best engineering practices to ensure reliability, sustainability, and delivery of a high production yield
  • Drive new architectures and ideas to continuously improve filter and module performance to maintain a competitive edge for Skyworks products
  • Conduct design reviews and present quantitative data to demonstrate compliance to internal or customer specifications based on simulation and measured results
  • Work closely with module and systems teams to set appropriate goals for filter performance criteria
  • Interact with technology and fabrication teams to ensure continuous performance improvements and to steer BU roadmaps
  • Drive design methodologies to improve accuracy, efficiency, and first-pass success
  • Lead module co-design efforts, working directly with PA, LNA, switch, MCM, and other teams for a holistic approach to performance optimization


This position is for a Staff Design Engineer of RF acoustic wave filters in Skyworks’ Irvine Design Center.  You’ll be working as part of an elite team of RF professionals creating the technology for next-generation cellular handsets and other wireless communication devices and applications. Your job function will focus primarily on the design of acoustic filters, including SAW and BAW technology, for RF front-end modules.  Working and living in Irvine provides a wonderful lifestyle in a vibrant coastal city consistently ranked as one of the country’s safest cities!  


•    PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least 5 years of job experience; or MS with 8 years of experience; or BS with 12 years of experience
•    Significant expertise with acoustic filter and multiplexer designs; highly skilled in many filter design aspects
•    Deep understanding of RF fundamentals such as impedance matching, distributed systems, passive RLC and resonant circuits, noise, linearity, bandwidth and stability
•    Expertise in PA/LNA filter co-design and RF integration  
•    Strong circuit simulation skills utilizing Agilent ADS/Cadence and 2.5/3D EM tools such as Momentum or HFSS. 
•    Significant experience in EM simulation of filters or multi-chip modules (MCM) 
•    In-depth, practical, hands-on experience on problem solving and lab debugging skills from prototype to mass production 
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Strong track-record of prior RF filter/multiplexer developments for cellular applications  
•    Deep understanding of cellular RF systems 
•    Demonstrated project management and talent management skills 



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $110,600$210,600 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.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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