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Skyworks Staff Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Staff Electrical Engineer

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Date:Feb 20, 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: 71405


Skyworks Cedar Rapids design team has leading R&D and product development capabilities and is seeking engineering talent with expertise in RF/microwave, RFIC design, and PA product development to meet rapidly increasing customer demand. 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 an experienced mentor to help support you as an integral part of a team responsible for designing multi-chip module. 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!

Job Responsibilities

  • You will have opportunities to participate in all phases of product development, including product definition, architecture, system budget, transistor-level circuit design, MCM design, layout/layout supervision, lab debug and production support

  • As the hub of front-end module design, you will drive the front-end design and work with a multi-discipline team developing PA, RF switches, LNA, acoustic filters to achieve optimum module performance for the high volume and fast paced cellular handset market

  • You will directly interact with customer about Pin I/O, size, performance spec and provide suggestions/solutions

  • Own floor-planning which includes module pinouts, package size, signal flows plan, package technology, link budget, etc.

  • Take a lead on the new technology/architecture suggestions with comprehensive and accurate analysis

  • Drive front-end module design methodologies to improve accuracy and efficiency

  • Own the acoustic filter codesign spec and hold the codesign meeting for the optimum filter performance on module

  • Drive the module design review and tapeout

  • Get Involved and support of new package technology development

  • Engaged in EDA design tool development


  • Strong understanding in RF/microwave fundamentals such as impedance matching, passive RLC and resonant circuits, noise, linearity, circuit stability and Electromagnetic theory

  • Solid understanding in module building blocks, including Power Amplifiers, Low Noise Amplifiers, RF Switches and Couplers, Filters and Multi-chip Module.

  • Relevant experience in (micro-strip/strip line stack up) multi-chip module (MCM), PA, LNA , RF switch design or passive circuit design such as integrated passive device, coupler, BAW/SAW filters and balun.

  • Strong circuit simulation skills utilizing Agilent ADS, 2.5/3D EM tools such as ADS Momentum/EMX, HFSS and Cadence and ability to translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and measured performance.

  • Basic lab skills in data collection/analysis, lab debug/tuning and product troubleshooting.

  • 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

  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering + 6 years’ experience or PhD + 3 years


  • 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

    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.

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