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Skyworks RFIC PA / Module Design Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts

RFIC PA / Module Design Engineer

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Date:Jun 7, 2024

Location: Andover, MA, 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: 72421

Job Description

Skyworks Solutions is seeking an experienced RFIC designer for its Mobile Solutions business unit in our Andover, MA Design Center. The candidate will contribute to the concept, design, integration, and delivery of complex multichip RFIC-based wireless module solutions for WiFi, Bluetooth & 5G applications. The candidate will be involved with all aspects of product realization and work with both local and sister teams in UK/Canada to deliver high-performance RF products to high volume markets.


  • Design of multi-function silicon based RFICs with power amplifier, LNA, switch and filter content in the 2-9 GHz frequency band for wireless applications.

  • Work with a variety of technologies including SOI, SiGe, & CMOS to implement innovative RF circuitry to support wireless product offerings.

  • Hands on design responsibility including overview of detailed IC layout, lab evaluation, and back-fitting of designs.

  • Presentation of detailed design reviews including all aspects of the design: IC, Packaging and EM & Thermal analysis.

  • Support customer related issues and responses as needed.

  • Communicate with employees at all levels in the organization and be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 8 years of experience in IC design, or MSc plus 6 years minimum, or PhD plus 3 years minimum.

  • RF Design/simulation expertise with Cadence and/or Keysight ADS

  • RFIC/PA design experience using GaAs HBT, SiGe, and/or SOI/CMOS including bias networks, passive components including couplers and matching networks.

  • Strong knowledge of RF circuit architectures and design tradeoffs in PA’s, LNA’s, and RF switches.

  • Experience with device bias design techniques and fundamentals of analogue circuit design.

  • Expertise with Keysight ADS, and/or Cadence and associated simulation engines and data displays. Working knowledge of IC layout techniques/considerations in a Cadence Virtuoso environment.

  • Demonstrated expertise with at least one major EM tool for full IC + module level simulation.

  • General packaging knowledge and understanding of laminate, wire bonding, WLCSP techniques, SMT components and multi-die FEM considerations.

  • Strong knowledge of ESD protection techniques

  • Ability to manage the assigned project with minimum supervision.

  • Strong Lab experience to perform IC / Module characterization.

  • History of delivering production products and familiarity with key stages/gates in the product development process

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to generate clear technical presentations and data summaries.

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • Understanding of wafer fabrication process and its effect on circuit performance and yields.

  • An understanding of basic analog design theory, basic analog circuits, loop stability analysis.

    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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