Electrical Principal Engineer

Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Woburn, MA, 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: 65719 

Principal MCM Design Engineer


Skyworks Woburn design center is looking for a principal MCM design engineer responsible for developing next-generation, highly integrated RF Front-end Modules for infrastructure applications. S/he will work with System Engineers and IC Design Engineers to translate customer specifications into design requirements at the multi-chip module (MCM) level. S/he will support prototype development activities, e.g. evaluation, trouble-shooting and optimization to support timely, customer sample delivery and ultimately secure design wins within the team. The successful candidate will possess a full understanding of electromagnetics and RF circuits, and be a driven, committed team player.

It is critical the applicant has valuable experience in taking multiple programs from conception to production efficiently and effectively.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Adapting best laminate design and full module co-simulation practices
  • Designing RF matching networks in a compact environment
  • Designing high-isolation laminate layouts to meet high density component module and able to meet stringent requirements such as de-sense, harmonics, radiation, etc.
  • Participating and conducting design reviews
  • Performing lab testing and tuning and using various RF test equipment


The circuit blocks involved in a typical product development may include:


  • Power Amplifiers
  • Integrated Passive Devices
  • Switches
  • Low Noise Amplifiers
  • Matching circuits
  • High-directivity couplers
  • Integration of Analog Controls
  • SAW/BAW Duplexers & High-Q RF Filters

Software Tools Used:


  • Ansoft HFSS
  • Agilent ADS and Momentum
  • Cadence Allegro and Virtuoso Layout


Hardware Tools Used are:


  • Network Analyzers
  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • Signal Generators
  • Digital Receivers
  • Load-Pull/Tuners
  • RF Probe Stations
  • Thermal Stations



  • BSEE with a minimum of 10 years of experience , MS or PHD
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Good communication skills, capable of breaking down complex programs, setting priorities, report progress and execute to schedule.
  • Knowledge of HBT, GaN, pHEMT, CMOS devices
  • Knowledge of RF switch design, or power amplifier design, or PA classes, PAE, PA performance
  • Knowledge of sensitivity, intermodulation, de-sense, ACLR, EVM
  • Ability to create 3D circuit model using EM tools and run simulations on passive RF structures and/or full-module active/passive design and translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and measured performance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of laminate, wire bonding, WLCSP techniques, SMT components.
  • Expertise in on-die and in-module RF coupling mechanisms, isolation techniques and shielding methods is required.
  • Experience and familiarity with testing, evaluation and debugging RF, analog and mixed-signal module designs in a lab environment.





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: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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