RF Design and Testing Co-Op

Date: Apr 10, 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: 64008 

Job Description

Support the RF Product Design team with:

  • Characterization of RF circuits up to 20 GHz (small & large signal, temperature, etc) and prototype validation
  • Performance Tuning and Optimization of RF circuits up to 6 GHz
  • RF Circuit Simulations, data analysis, etc.
  • Candidate will work closely with and report to the RF design team.

Job Responsibilities:

Simulations, tuning, engineering verification, and product release support of highly integrated, high volume RF Module products for high-growth, fast-paced, and competitive wireless handset and infrastructure markets. Basic design knowledge in RF switches, low noise amplifiers, RF Power Amplifiers and RF systems is a plus. The candidate will face increasingly challenging tasks in order to meet critical deliverables.

Job Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD (strongly preferred) or a MS program studying electrical engineering (we will not consider candidates who've already graduated)
  • Available from June - November 2021
  • Eager to learn and get hands on experience with highly integrated RF circuits for the wireless industry.
  • Eager to get exposure to various state of the art semiconductor (pHEMT, SiGe, HBT, SOI, CMOS) and packaging processes (MCM, CuP, etc)
  • Must be able to document and present her/his work in a clear and concise manner
  • Must be able to work well with design engineers, test engineers, product engineers
  • Team player and willingness to work in a fast-pace environment to deliver products on schedule
  • Basic knowledge of RF circuits (transmission lines, discrete and distributed RF circuits, Passive RF circuits, RF Low Noise Amplifiers, RF Power Amplifiers)
  • Basic knowledge of RF circuit measurement and commonly used figures of merit is a plus (scattering parameters, noise figure, intermodulation intercept point, gain compression, stability, efficiency)
  • Basic knowledge of RF measurement equipment and setups is a plus (VNA, RF sources, Spectrum Analyzer, Power Meter, load-pull, DPD, etc) 
  • Basic knowledge in electromagnetics is a plus 



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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