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Skyworks Electrical Engineer 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Electrical Engineer 2

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Date:Jul 10, 2024

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, US

Company: Skyworks

Division:Mobile Solutions

Employment Status:Exempt

Salary Grade: 106


Requisition ID: 73364

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Skyworks Cedar Rapids design center 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.

You will be part of a multi-discipline team developing PA, RF switches, LNA, 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 budget, 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!


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering

  • Proficiency in understanding of RF systems and familiarity with wireless standards including 3GPP cellular 2/3/4/5G/LTE, Wi-Fi, 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

  • Demonstrated understanding of acoustic filters such as SAW and BAW filters

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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 functional logic 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


Referral Bonus Program Reward (if eligible): $6,000.00

The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $74,800 - $135,400 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.

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