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Skyworks Staff RF Module Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Staff RF Module Design Engineer

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Date:Jun 21, 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. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we areConnecting 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: 72720


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

We are seeking engineering talent with expertise in RF/microwave, RFIC design, and PA product development. 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 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. #LI-DB1

Job Responsibilities

• Work with a multidisciplinary team of PA, RF switch, LNA, Filter and multi-chip module (MCM) designer to support fully integrated front end module designs

• Drive team effort for tape-outs/BOM (Bill of Materials) lock to meet project milestone/customer deliverable

• Work with Filter/PA/SW/LNA die designers to come up with die size, pinout

• Understand register maps and able to translate it to it to sub-component logic states

• Review/Assist in collecting large volume Automated Test data, perform mini and full compliance matrix review, review characterization data and drive yield improvement effort with Product Engineer

• Organize lab tuning, bench data measurement activity for product development as well as customer samples

• Drive first level of co-ordination of BOM with program managers


• 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

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

• Capability of breaking down customer specs to Sub component level i.e die/filter specs

• 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

• 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

• BSEE + 8 years experience or MSEE+6 Years or PhD

The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $110,600 - $210,600 per year 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

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