RF Design Validation Engineer

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: San Jose, 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: 63815 

Job Description

Position Summary:
In this role, the candidate will decipher and convert the customer's specification into a workable test solution. The candidate will participate in creating automated and manual test plans, perform hands-on device measurements, characterization and optimization. Candidate will interface with design engineers, product engineers, and test engineers to validate device performance across various test conditions, debug, create compliance matrices and test reports, and present data in a clear and concise manner.  Responsibilities include design validation activities, RF products testing, characterization and driving production readiness of high-performance FEM products. Products include PAs, PAMs, RF switches, RF duplexers typically used in the fast-paced and high-volume cellular market. The candidate will play a critical role in products realization, he/she   will be working closely with design team conducting comprehensive testing and data collection, data preparation and presentation in an R&D environment.

The candidate will have the following job responsibilities:
•Validating performance across supply, temperature and frequency
•Creating compliance matrices against spec, plotting results and presenting results summary
•Typical RF measurements include but not limited to the following:
•GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/5G cellular PA characterizations
•Load pull and source pull
•Tuning RF front end modules in the lab
•Evaluating RF parameters like IP3, P1dB, NF, return loss, etc



- Candidate must have BS and 2 years experience required or MS in Electrical Engineering or related field

- Solid understanding of Tx/Rx module building blocks, including Power Amplifiers, LNAs, RF switches, Couplers, Filters

- Strong understanding of RF/microwave fundamentals like PAE, ACLR, Gain, NF, IMDs, VSWR, S-parameters

- Experience and familiarity with cellular systems, bands, test, 2G/3G/4G/5G related spec

- Experience and familiarity with testing, evaluation and troubleshooting RF, analog, and mixed signal IC designs in a lab environment.  Should be proficient in the use of network analyzer, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscope, load & source pull systems

- Experience setting up and running bench and automated test setups with signal generators, spectrum analyzers, noise figure meters, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, temperature chambers, tunable filters, working with evaluation boards/automated setups including board-level rework



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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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