Skyworks RF Test Development Senior Engineer in San Jose, California

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Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA, 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: 47700

About Skyworks' Open Market Platform (OMP) Division:

The OMP Division at Skyworks is focused on the design and manufacture of a broad range of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors that enable wireless connectivity. Our power amplifiers, front-end modules, integrated radio frequency solutions, and discrete components can be found in many of the cellular handsets offered by the world's leading handset manufacturers. Our solutions include highly customized PAs, FEMs, multi-throw switches and front end discrete components. Skyworks' complex modules and components are compact, energy efficient and cost effective to meet the constraints on handset size, cost and power consumption, while also managing an unprecedented level of potential signal interference. Join a winning team as an RF Test Development Engineer in the Open Market Platforms (OMP) Division located in Skyworks Solutions’ Silicon Valley RF Front End R&D Design Center. In this role, your mission is to support complex test solutions for cutting-edge, high-performance Power Amplifier products and sub-systems for cellular handset applications. The successful candidate will possess strong RF testing and automation background and be a driven, committed team player. As a Skyworks OMP employee, you have the chance to have uniquely large impact on the success of the company. Our Test Development Engineers play a critical role in design realization and product releases. As a Test Development Engineer, you will provide cutting- edge and innovative test solutions in a fast-paced team environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building and automating rack-and-stack setups in an R&D environment. Candidate will be playing a critical role in lab setup preparation and test automation.

  • Investigating and developing RF test solutions. In this role, the candidate will create test plans, automation, SCPI/C++ scripting.

  • Setup debugging and troubleshooting.

  • Setup and automation optimization. Evaluate test time and cost reduction.

  • Investigate new and innovative test solution,

  • Create test procedures and documentation for internal use.

  • Read and interpret technical documents including schematics, datasheets, test procedures.

  • Interface with industry test solution leaders: Kesight, R&S, Maury, etc.

Software tools:

C++, C#, SCPI, NI-MAX, Autocad, MATLAB, MS-Office

Hardware tools:

Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Power meters, Signal Generators, Load-pull/Tuners

Job Requirements:

  • BSEE with 5 years’ experience of RF Test development and automation, MS Degree preferred

  • A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, PA fundamentals, 2G/2.5G/3G/4G system, industry standard test methods, test equipment operation, capabilities, limitations, trouble-shooting, and automation is critical for success.

  • Strong expertise in using RF instruments including signal generators, PSA, VNA, oscilloscope, power meters and load pull tuners.

  • Experience in test routine software development using C++/C, Labview or similar scripting language is essential.

  • Strong attention to detail, meticulous documentation standards, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work within a diverse team-structured environment is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE measurements : ACLR, EVM, SEM mask, PAE, IMD, S-parameters, load-pull, PVT, Ruggedness, Stability, Noise, SSG, sensitivity. ESD

  • C++/C#/SCPI scripting or equivalent tools

  • Proficient in lab equipment: Spectrum Analyzers, VNA, Signal generators, power supplies and battery emulators, pulse generators, Oscilloscope, couplers, isolators, filters, duplexers.

  • Proficient in MS-Office

  • Familiarity data communication protocols : GPIB, USB, PCI, TCP-IP, RS232

  • Strong problem solving ability

  • Experience with cellular power amplifiers is highly desired


Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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