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Skyworks RF Module Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

RF Module Engineer

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Date:Feb 27, 2024

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: 71520


Skyworks Cedar Rapids design center is seeking engineering talent with expertise in RF/microwave, RFIC design, and PA product development. When you join our team in Cedar Rapids, you’ll join a uniquely collaborative, multi-discipline engineering community who support each other working across our domestic design centers creating cutting edge products for global markets. You’ll be paired with a mentor to help support you as an integral part of a team responsible for designing custom parts. You will be part of a multi-discipline team developing PA, RF switches, front-end modules for the high volume and fast paced cellular handset market. You will have opportunities to participate in all phases of product development, including product definition, architecture, system, transistor-level circuit design, MCM design, layout/layout supervision, lab debug and production support.

Skyworks is one of the most cutting edge and impactful players helping people connect across the globe. Cedar Rapids, IA is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, and plenty to do in the form of great restaurants, sports, live music, theatre, hiking, biking and more! Cedar Rapids is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most affordable cities. Learn more about the fantastic Cedar Rapids lifestyle when you talk with our team! #LI-SG1

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct involvement in development of advanced cellular RF Front End Module (FEM) design and evaluation

  • Own and lead lab experiments to identify root cause of RF/Functionality related FEM performance issue

  • Work closely with a team of EM Design Engineers, Lab Technicians, Verification Engineers, Test Engineers and Package Engineers to tackle complex cellular RF front end problems

  • Prepare prototype build/assembly documentations such as Bill of Material (BOM), configuration matrices etc. for prototype build

  • Implement lab test and summarize/analysis lab result of RF Front end module

  • Present lab result, root cause analysis to broader audience and drive for best possible performance of RF Front End Module


  • Experience in PA, RF switches design or multi-chip module (MCM) design including filter and matching networks to support fully integrated front end module designs

  • Hands on experience in MCM artwork, EM simulation and lab debug and tuning

  • Strong circuit simulation skills utilizing Agilent ADS/GoldenGate/spectreRF and 2.5/3D EM tools such as Momentum, Sonnet or HFSS

  • Solid understanding of RF concepts such as impedance matching, impedance transformation, distributed systems, passive RLC and resonant circuits, noise, linearity, bandwidth and stability

  • Strong lab skills in RF debug and product characterization

  • A self- starter and team player with strong desire to learn on the job

  • Strong desire and commitment to take product from concept to volume production

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written and logic reasoning skills, capable of breaking down complex problems, setting priorities, report progress and execute to schedule

  • Good understanding of RF systems and familiarity with wireless standards including 3GPP cellular 2/3/4/5G/LTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth

  • Solid understanding of device and process technologies

  • Experience in system architecture, circuit topology and MCM floorplan

  • Experience in FEM product development and customer interaction

  • Good understanding on acoustic filter such as SAW, BAW filters.

  • Experience in co-sim of multiple technologies such as digital, analog and RF circuit

  • Familiar with lab instruments including Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, RF Probe Stations, Noise Figure Analyzers and Load-pull Tuners

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering + 2 years experience or MSEE

    The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $73,400 - $132,600 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.

    Job Segment: RF Engineer, Front End, Telecommunications, Telecom, Network, Engineering, Technology

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