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Staff Electrical Engineer

Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Solutions

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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: 73443

Job Summary

Skyworks is one of the most cutting edge and impactful players helping people connecting across the globe. Skyworks San Jose design center is seeking RF validation engineering talent with expertise in RF front end module evaluation and characterization.

You need to have a solid understanding of amplifiers and integrated RF front-end multi-chip modules (PAs, acoustic filters/duplexers, antenna RF switches, couplers, LNAs) for the cellular mobile communications market. You must possess strong cross-functional (design, product, application teams) collaboration skills and excellent trouble-shooting skills.

When you join our team in San Jose, you will be in a uniquely collaborative, multi-discipline engineering community who support each other working across design centers creating cutting edge products for global markets.

Job Description

1. Create full-coverage test plans for an on-going product. Test items include but not limited to: Linearity (IMD, P1dB, ACLR; EVM, SEM, etc.); Harmonics; Load/Source-pull; Noise; Stability; Ruggedness; S-parameter.

2. Collaborate with team members and execute DVT tests over process, voltage and temperature. Analyze test result and feedback to design team in timely manner to drive design improvement.

3. Drive full regression test activities for each engineering sample milestone.

4. Trouble-shoot test hardware and software issues.

5. Responsible for delivering and verifying product final characterization test plan.

6. Interfacing design team and product team to define ATE test items, driving DVT to ATE correlation. Work cross-functionally from the initial phase of the product development to final production.

7. Decipher and convert the customer specifications into a workable test solution.

8. Mentor and coach junior engineers and interns.

Key Qualifications:

1. Solid RF fundamental knowledge (in particular: PA; LNA; Duplexer; RF switches). Familiarity with 5G/4G/3G/2G cellular standards.

2. Proficiency in RF measurement and equipment (Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Digitizer, Signal Generator, Tuner, Power Meter, Oscilloscope, etc.)

3. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Collaborative problem solver.

4. Programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python or equivalent) is highly desired.

5. Capability to operate in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary environment and adhere to project schedules.


BSEE + 5 years' experience or MSEE + 3 years' experience


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

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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