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Skyworks Staff RF/EM Module Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Staff RF/EM Module Design Engineer

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Date:Jun 27, 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: 73155


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, Acoustic Filter 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 including PA, LNA, acoustic filters, PA and Switches.

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! #LI-DB1

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 suggestion/solution

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

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

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

  • Drive the module design review and tapeout

  • Get involve and support the new package technology development

  • Engage in EDA design tool development

Required Skills/Experience

  • 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

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

  • A self-starter and team player with strong desire and commitment to take product from concept to volume production

  • Strong communication skills and logic reasoning skills, capable of breaking down complex problems, setting priorities, report progress and execute to schedule

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering + 6 years’ experience or Ph.D +3 years’ experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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