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Skyworks Principal RF Design Engineer (IA or CA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Principal RF Design Engineer (IA or CA)

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Date:Dec 2, 2023

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, 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: 71523


Position can be located in Cedar Rapids, IA or Irvine, CA

If you are a motivated designer with skills and interest in designing RF IP block designs that will be used in most of the cellphones sold today, Skyworks’ IP team is looking for you! As part of the company’s IP development team you will work on RF products as well as developing RF IP blocks that are used across the company. You will be designing RF circuit blocks such as LNAs, PAs and switches.

The work involves developing, updating, and maintaining Skyworks’ IP libraries as well as guiding and helping the design community in their integration and performance verification via simulation. In this role you will collate the requirements from various design teams and work with our systems team to define the specifications for Skyworks’ IP blocks. You will also work on device optimization to maximize the performance of RF circuits. #LI-DB1

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop RF IP block designs to meet product design teams’ requirements with all the necessary collaterals including documentation and integration guides

  • Update existing IP block designs to serve the needs of various design team

  • Spend 50% of time on direct product development of LNA, switch, and PA dies that are integrated into Skyworks RF front-end modules


  • BS in Electrical Engineering with 12 years' related experience, MS and 8 years' related experience preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, documentation, and presentation skills

  • A positive, can-do attitude

  • Minimum 5 years RF design experience in Si/SOI/SiGe RF design

  • Fluency in virtuoso design environment from schematic capture to GDSII

  • Track record of designs that resulted in high-volume manufacturing

  • Hands on experience using RF lab equipment

  • Verilog-A modeling

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • PA design using GaAS HBT/HEMT

  • Exposure to mixed signal design for control of RF circuits such as temperature sensor, DAC, ADC, TIA, BGAP, current source, voltage regulator

  • Python programming

    The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $122,000 - $231,000 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.

    Job Segment: Electrical Engineering, RF Engineer, Design Engineer, Front End, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering, Technology

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