Staff Applications Engineer

Date: Mar 31, 2024

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: 71042 

Position Summary

Senior Principal Applications Engineer

• This position is for a Senior Principal Application engineer in the Mobile Solutions Business (MSB) in Skyworks.  
• Our application team are responsible for helping customers to adopt our parts successfully on their projects and leading all communication between internal teams and customers.
• Candidate will work together with group of senior principle apps engineer

• The successful candidate will possess an excellent understanding of fundamental RF and phone level design and troubleshooting experience, SW skills, excellent leadership, be a driven & committed team player, and have excellent communication skills.  
• As a Skyworks MSB employee you have the chance to have a uniquely large impact on the success of the company.


Detailed Job Description

Work activities will include but not be limited to the following:

• interact with internal and external customer.
• Evaluation board/radio hardware design.
• Verification and evaluation of products in development for compliance to device and system level requirements.
• Phone level application design support for compliance to industry standards and customer production robustness.
• Assist in troubleshooting and resolution of device production issues.
• Working with customers and internal teams to define device level requirements and perform system tradeoff analysis.
• Working with quality team to support failure analysis.
• Frequent on-site supports are required to achieve successful design-wins.
• TX/RX performance optimization and understanding the trade-offs of TX and RX.


Job requirement

BSEE + 8 or MSEE with at least 6 years’ experience which should include experience in phone level RF Systems engineering
• Must have experience in a customer-facing role. The candidate must have the necessary communications skills and experience to be able to interface with effectively.
• Highly desirable to have experience in wireless handset application of TX/RX in GSM/C2K/WCDMA/LTE systems, NR experience is plus, RF PCB design, test and troubleshooting of RF circuits and phone board, and RF systems analysis. 
• Must have a strong theoretical background in fundamental RF and systems design.
• Broad experience of impedance matching on mobile phone and strong understanding of Tx/Rx parameters and FDD/TDD products.
• Strong knowledge of system level debugging using phone tools.
• Strong ability of hands-on skills for soldering and equipment handling such as Base station emulator (CMW500 & UXM), Network Analyzer, Signal generator, Spectrum analyzer, Noise Figure Meter.
• An ability of SW skills of C++ and Python for PXIe and ET bench and Auto test bench setting is plus.


• Tier 1 customer support experience is a plus





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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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