RF Test & Validation Engineer

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications. We possess broad technology capabilities and one of the most complete product portfolios in the industry. Our customers are global industry leaders who are driving innovative platforms that are changing the way we all live, work and play. Our global team collaborates daily to create the semiconductors the world relies on. If you're looking for a challenging and exciting career in a fast-paced environment, Skyworks offers a variety of roles in an environment that promotes prompt decision making, uninhibited sharing of best practices and individual ownership. Here, you'll find minimal layers of management, open communication and mutual trust and respect.

Requisition ID: 41526 

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.  


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 then analyze data and present data review which will serve as guidance for design improvements and variants down selection. 


Typical RF measurements include but not limited to the following:

  • GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE cellular PA characterizations
  • RF Switches characterization: Linearity, Harmonics and  loadpull
  • RF Duplexers Evaluation
  • Digital Predistortion 
  • PvT, switching transient, multi-slots
  • Load pull and source pull
  • Stability 
  • Noise 
  • S-parameters 
  • Small signal gain and conversion gain
  • Sensitivity analysis and DoE
  • MIPI interface programming and validation
  • Validation of analog controller
  • ESD and ruggedness
  • PA with Envelope Tracking is a plus 


Job Requirements 

  • BSEE or MSEE with 5+ years of experience measuring, optimizing RF IC’s
  • A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, PA fundamentals, 2G/2.5G/3G/4G system, industry standard test methods, test equipment operation, capabilities, limitations, trouble-shooting, and automation is critical for success.
  • Strong expertise in using RF instruments including signal generators, PSA, VNA, oscilloscope, power meters and load pull tuners. Experience in test routine software development using C++/C, Labview or similar scripting language is essential. 
  • Strong attention to detail, meticulous documentation standards, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work within a diverse team-structured environment is mandatory.
  • Strong expertise in using RF instruments including signal generators, Spectrum analyzers,  VNA, oscilloscope, power meters and load pull tuners. 
  • Experience in test routine software development using C++/C, Labview or similar scripting language is a strongly plus.








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