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Skyworks Senior Director, Engineering - PA and Front End Modules in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Senior Director, Engineering - PA and Front End Modules

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Date:Dec 3, 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: 71519


Your focus will be to drive our PA and Front-End Module developments by leading multiple design teams (including design engineers, techs, and validation engineers) locally. You will be responsible for quickly defining architectures, driving rapid feasibility studies, and driving out cost, all while meeting aggressive customer development schedules to ensure we are first to sample, first to production, first in performance and best in cost. This combination of goals requires exceptional technical, business, interpersonal, developmental and inspirational leadership skills, combined with a natural desire to win through innovation, teamwork and best practice product development execution at all phases.

This position requires strong cross-functional team building skills, including Marketing, System Engineering, Program Management, Product Engineering, Test Engineering, Wafer Fabrication Engineering, Design Enablement, Component Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Operations, Finance and Human Resources. Our culture is designed to promote fast decision making, uninhibited sharing of best practices, and a sense of individual ownership, so we can create unparalleled products and respond quickly to customer needs. You will have the opportunity to really make a difference at the company and BU level in this role.

You must have an excellent understanding of high efficiency, low-cost power amplifiers and integrated RF front-end modules (PAs, filters/duplexers, antenna RF switches, couplers, LNAs and all associated impedance matching) for the cellular mobile communications market. Yoy must possess cross-functional leadership and customer interface skills. You must have demonstrated excellent communication skills and a passion for technical team leadership and development.

Our Cedar Rapids Design Center is located in Cedar Rapids, IA, which is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, high quality medical care, 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-DB1

Job Responsibilities

  • Overall leadership of multiple module designs currently in development for our largest customers. You will need to serve as the customer interface to the customer as well ensure multiple key program development is on track and performance is leading

  • Detailed architecture, floor planning, cost estimation, schedule estimation, specification negotiation, resource estimation and risk assessment for identified new product development program

  • Resource allocation and tracking to help identify when additional projects can be initiated as well as the capabilities and limitations of available resources to execute any given program

  • Drive design methodology improvements, best practice adherence and overall compliance to Skyworks MSB Product Realization Process

  • Ensure new team members are properly trained and mentored, and all team members are developing to their full potential

  • Work closely with the product leads to ensure they have the necessary resources to meet critical goals, and set appropriate priority when resource conflicts occur

  • Participate in the recruiting, interviewing, hiring and on-boarding activities of top-notch talent

  • Provide regular updates to Senior Management on progress toward meeting our goals

  • Facilitate and lead detailed technical discussions with different customers to define architectures, drive rapid feasibility studies, and support system studies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Master’s preferred

  • 15 years’ relevant experience

  • 6+ years’ leadership experience

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Strong data analysis skills

  • Experience in Front End or Module level development

  • Experience leading multidiscipline teams and working across boundaries

  • Experience in team management

    The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $172,000 - $360,200 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: Front End, Electrical Engineering, Test Engineer, Program Manager, Systems Engineer, Technology, Engineering, Management

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