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Skyworks Validation Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Validation Engineering Manager

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Date:Nov 24, 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: 71823


As one of the top Skyworks design centers, Skyworks Cedar Rapids design center has leading R&D and product development capabilities. It 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.

Responsibilities include directing, leading and managing the technical activities in one or more engineering disciplines. Evaluates final results of research and development projects to assure accomplishment of technical objectives. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-discipline team developing front-end module for the high volume and fast paced cellular handset market. Candidates 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.

Skyworks is seeking a motivated Design Engineering Manager with a solid background in RF module testing, excellent communication skills, and a strong drive to produce best-in-class products. The candidate will be responsible for technical leadership in the testing of RF front end module used in mobile wireless applications. The candidate will work closely with module design engineers, RFIC design engineering teams, product engineering, and test engineering teams to develop cutting edge wireless products to the market.

Job Requirements

  • Lead team of validation engineers through compliance matrix testing, supporting test engineering and product engineering teams

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

  • Coordinate with test engineering (TE), systems engineering (SE), product engineering (PE), and design verification test (DVT) teams to characterize front-end modules (FEM) from initial design through high-volume production

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written and logical reasoning skills, capable of breaking down complex problems, setting priorities, reporting progress, and executing schedule

  • Create test files for component and die level verification using Skyworks proprietary software

  • Work with test engineering (TE) teams to create and debug test stations for various issues, such as noise floor limitations, new spec requirements, and improved test efficiency

  • Understand register maps and able to translate them to SWIPI table and MTS states

  • Familiar with 3GPP MIPI protocols and ability to translate register maps into MIPI commands for complex FEMs

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

  • Experience with automated data analysis with C/C#/C++/Matlab/Python

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

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering + 8 years experience or MSEE + 6 years experience


  • 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 of acoustic filters such as SAW and BAW filters.

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

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

    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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