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PDK / Design Automation Principal Engineer


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: 48720 

PDK / Design Automation Principal Engineer


PDK/Design Automation engineer will develop and maintain design kits, and automation utilities to support the tailored RF/Analog design flows. The main responsibility would be

  • Participate in developing and maintaining internal SAW/BAW Filter design kits, and will lead the activity in qualifying design kits and debugging issues with released kits
  • Customize Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, Keysight ADS and/or Mentor Calibre to support the Skyworks’ Design Flows
  • Install and support external PDKs
  • Provide EDA tools, design kits, guide, and design flow support and training to design teams
  • Automate utilities into Skyworks design flows to improve productivity
  • Install, update, support and maintain CAD tools


  • M.S. in EE or Computer Engineering with more than 15 years’ direct experience in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is required.  
  • Proficient with IC Design Software (i.e. Cadence Virtuoso Frontend/Backend) and/or Keysight ADS, IC Physical Verification tool (i.e. Mentor Calibre or Cadence Assura)
  • Proficient with UNIX/Linux and familiar with programming languages such as Cadence SKILL scripting language, PERL, Python and/or Unix Shell Scripting is a plus
  • Should have good interpersonal communication, and problem solving skills
  • Should be able to work both independently and as a team member






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

Full time
Newbury Park, CA 91319, US