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Staff Firmware Engineer

Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Solutions

Hillsboro, OR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.

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 creative thinking. We value 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 are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 72388


As a Staff Firmware Engineer you will work on firmware, software simulations, and research for new and legacy features in proprietary wireless devices. Candidates will be asked to describe their knowledge in wireless protocols, embedded software development, and coding best practices.


  • Root cause analysis, critical thinking, solid debug skills
  • Ability to find problems and limitations
  • Research possible solutions and analyze trade-offs
  • Creative thinking to solve complex issues
  • Create clean interfaces for code re-use
  • Coding optimizations
  • Develop features to meet the needs of firmware validation testing
  • Implement unit tests for features under development
  • Devise system tests to confirm successful feature integration
  • Document features, limitations, expected behavior, and corner cases
  • Regular team meetings and 1:1’s


  • Minimum Experience: BS and 8 years, MS and 6 years, or PhD and 3 years

  • Embedded software development experience

  • Good understanding of scripting languages; e.g. Python, bash

  • Proficient in coding C

  • Ability to share ideas clearly

  • Work well in a team environment

  • Translating between different coding languages

  • Knowledge of how wireless systems work

Nice to Have

  • HW/SW interaction
  • RF understanding
  • Audio analysis
  • Assembly programming

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. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at