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RF Validation Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Reference #: 26601

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RF Validation Engineer

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications. We possess broad technology capabilities and one of the most complete product portfolios in the industry. Our customers are global industry leaders who are driving innovative platforms that are changing the way we all live, work and play. Our global team collaborates daily to create the semiconductors the world relies on. If you're looking for a challenging and exciting career in a fast-paced environment, Skyworks offers a variety of roles in an environment that promotes prompt decision making, uninhibited sharing of best practices and individual ownership. Here, you'll find minimal layers of management, open communication and mutual trust and respect.

Job Description:  
This position is for a Validation Engineer in the Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) Division in Skyworks Cedar Rapids, IA design center. The successful candidate will possess an excellent understanding of RF, be a driven & committed team player, and have excellent communication skills. Our Validation Engineers are involved in the Characterization, Tuning, and Production readiness of high-performance Front End Solutions used by the Cellular/Mobile Device Industry's largest and most successful companies. Validation Engineers are the glue that holds together the new product development process. As a Skyworks' AMS employee you have the chance to have a uniquely large impact on the success of the company.

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 characterization and device validation of cellular power amplifiers and front end modules. The ability to tune & optimize Power Amplifiers is a desired skill-set.

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
  • Drives 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 Technical Customer Interface
  • Serves as the key interfaces to 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

Hardware Tools used are:
  • Network Analyzers
  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • Signal Generators
  • Digital Receivers
  • Load-Pull/Tuners

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent years of experience
  • 2+ years of experience measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC's
  • Excellent communications, a passion to win/contribute, ability to work in and thrive in a team environment.

A successful Validation Engineer will possess proficiency in 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 a must. The candidate must demonstrate capability to operate in a multi-disciplinary team and adhere to project schedules. Experience with CDMA/WCDMA GSM/EDGE transmit components is desired.

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Posted 08/09/17

Job ID: 25712095