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Skyworks Sr. Electrical Engineer, Validation in Andover, Massachusetts

Sr. Electrical Engineer, Validation

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Date:Mar 28, 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: 72481

Job Description

Validation Engineers' core focus is to create the linkage between design, characterization, and production test. The engineer will decipher and convert the customer's specification into a workable test solution. This involves both software and hardware development. In addition, the candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team supporting the down selection, characterization, and device validation of WiFi RF front-end modules for the wireless industry. The ability to tune & optimize Power Amplifiers and Low Noise Amplifiers is a desired skillset.

The work will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Create STC (Specification To Compliance) Files that define all required tests

  • Create / Modify GUTS (General Unified Test Solution) Programs that drive automated test solutions

  • Assist the design team in organizing and tracking DOE builds and evaluations for down selection

  • Drive Design Verification Test (DVT) testing and actively provides feedback to Design

  • Completes the Design Scorecard and/or Customer Compliance Matrix highlighting performance deficiencies and areas that need focus

  • Serves as the key interfaces between Design Engineering (DE) and System Engineering (SE), Product Engineering (PE), Characterization Engineering (CE), and Test Engineering (TE)

  • Responsible for the transition from DVT testing to characterization to final test

Software Tools used are:

  • GUTs (proprietary Skyworks tool)

  • STC (proprietary Skyworks tool)

  • C/C++ & scripting languages

  • Microsoft Office/Outlook

  • ADS/Cadence design tools

    Hardware Tools used are:

  • Network Analyzers

  • Spectrum Analyzers

  • Signal Generators

  • Digital Receivers

  • Load-Pull/Tuners

Job Requirements

BS degree and 2+ years of experience measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC's

Excellent communication, good troubleshooting skills, an eagerness to continually learn, a passion to win/contribute, ability to work in and thrive in a team environment.

A successful Validation Engineer will possess knowledge of RF measurement equipment as well as test software development. A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, analog design concepts, PA concepts, wireless knowledge, test equipment operation and test equipment automation is critical for success. Experience in software development methodologies and C/C++ programming skills are desirable. The candidate must demonstrate capability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team and adhere to project schedules. Familiarity with WiFi standards and component requirements is desired.

The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $87,600 - $167,900 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 (https://www.skyworksinc.com/en/Careers/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 accommodations@skyworksinc.com.

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