Skyworks RF Test Staff 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: 47699

RF Test Staff Engineer

Responsibilities include design validation activities, RF products testing, characterization and driving production readiness of high-performance FEM products. Products include PAs, PAMs, RF switches, RF duplexers typically used in the fast-paced and high volume cellular market. The candidate will play a critical role in products realization, working closely with design team conducting comprehensive testing and data collection, data preparation and presentation in an R&D environment.

In this role, the candidate will decipher and convert the customer's specification into a workable test solution. The candidate will participate in creating automated and manual test plans, perform hands-on device measurements, characterization and optimization. Candidate will then analyze data and present data review which will serve as guidance for design improvements and variants down selection.

Typical RF measurements include but not limited to the following:

  • GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE cellular PA characterizations

  • RF Switches characterization: Linearity, Harmonics and loadpull

  • RF Duplexers Evaluation

  • Digital Predistortion

  • PvT, switching transient, multi-slots

  • Load pull and source pull

  • Stability

  • Noise

  • S-parameters

  • Small signal gain and conversion gain

  • Sensitivity analysis and DoE

  • MIPI interface programming and validation

  • Validation of analog controller

  • ESD and ruggedness

  • PA with Envelope Tracking is a plus

Job Requirements

  • BSEE or MSEE with 5+ years of experience measuring, optimizing RF IC’s

  • 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.

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

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

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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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