Principal Electrical Engineer

Date: May 1, 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: 71441 

Job Description

Skyworks San Jose, CA, design center is seeking a Power Amplifier/RF IC Design Engineer. 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.

Job Responsibilities

Power Amplifier/RF IC Design Engineer is responsible for design and development of RFICs for mobile handset applications, including Class A, AB/E/F, Doherty, and other high efficiency advanced topologies. Designs will be Multi-Chip Modules, implemented in GaAs (HBT/pHEMT) as well as various IPD processes. Individual should have familiarity in RF & 3D EM modeling of RFICs and familiarity with PA parameters such as gain, linearity, PAE, P3dB, input/output matching and stability. Good fundamental knowledge of Power amplifier classes like A/B/E/F/ Doherty as well as power amplifier load-line tuning is preferred. The candidate will work with a group of analog/RF IC design experts in development of cellular-band ICs that transmit, receive, and/or switch signal to or from antennas. The candidate is expected to collect, track and resolve any performance and circuit design issues.

Qualifications

The candidate must be familiar with transistor-level PA, LNA, or RF switch design in III-V or Si-based process technology. He or she must understand the basic device physics, have the ability to develop and use advanced linear and nonlinear models or simulation techniques and be able to translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and the measured performance of a device. Good RF and microwave engineering knowledge are required in order to optimize RF performance of the RFIC. This job also requires familiarity with simulation tools, analog and RF circuit test characterization techniques and equipment. This person must have good communication skills and be able to work with more experienced engineers to resolve and debug performance issues.

Job Requirements

  • BS Degree and 5 years’ experience required, or MSEE and 3 years’ experience or Ph.D graduates.
  • Familiar with amplifier modes of operation: Class A, AB, C, E, F, understanding of power amplifier design fundamentals.
  • Familiar with RFIC design experience using CMOS/GaAs/SiGe HBT for PAs
  • Proficient in ADS and HFSS, and experience with design simulation tools or equivalent - APD, Cadence Virtuoso
  • Familiar with analog circuit design principles and basic EM theory
  • Lab experience to perform IC / MCM characterization and debugging.
  • Team player and self-motived to meet challenging product requirements and schedule.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills.

 

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The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $124,400$235,700 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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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