RF Test Development Engineer Job at Skyworks, San Jose, CA

  • Skyworks
  • San Jose, CA

Job Description

Job Description

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, product characterization and optimization, bench and automation troubleshooting, bench- to- bench correlation.  Candidate will then analyze, summarize and present data reviews which will serve as a basis for products final datasheet.
Responsibilities include running comprehensive characterization testing, RF products testing, provide test data summaries 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, he/she   will be working closely with Design, Validation and Test Development teams, conducting datasheet related testing, data preparation and presentation in the final stages of product development.  

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 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, troubleshooting, 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 highly desired. 
* 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.


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 accommodations@skyworksinc.com.

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