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Skyworks Firmware Principal Engineer in San Jose, California

Firmware Principal Engineer

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Date:Jun 11, 2021

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Skyworks

Are you looking for the next step in advancing your career in the world of technology?

Skyworks Audio Solutions is at the forefront of audio and voice technology innovation with our analog system on chips (ASoCs), for applications such as smart speakers/microphones, wired/wireless headsets, virtual assistants and intelligent gaming controllers. We are continuously growing our team to develop market specific ASoCs which combine breakthrough ultra-low power analog circuits, highly efficient power management and custom hardware accelerators for smart acoustic signal processing and AI features. Our proprietary technology achieves the highest level of integration in the industry and sets a new performance standard for low power consumption and minimal footprint.

Requisition ID: 63031


The Staff Firmware Engineer will work directly with Skyworks AIS development teams as well as directly with customers to drive customer product success employing Skyworks AIS multiple generations of Wireless and Audio ICs. The position is within an international team of skilled Firmware and Hardware engineers. Opportunities for cross-function collaboration, project management and personnel management are manifest. Some travel, domestic and international, may be required to customer and manufacturer facilities.


The successful candidate will immediately apply their technical skills to a variety of integrated circuit applications. Primary roles and responsibilities are:

Develop applications to be hosted on Skyworks AIS Wireless and Audio ICs in customer products such as Wireless Gaming Headsets, Controllers, and Wireless Speakers

Develop, debug, and troubleshoot new reference design firmware, and support customer firmware development.

Create integrated circuit technical applications collateral to assist marketing functions and the customer design-in process.

Write and review documentation for internal/external customers (technical notes, release notes).


Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology

Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in embedded application development for microcontroller-based systems and hardware.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a good working knowledge of embedded microcontroller concepts

Demonstrable experience with C programming language.

Demonstrable firmware development concepts (e.g., interrupts, timers, stack).

Demonstrated experience in working with Hardware and Hardware Development teams.

First rate communication skills, both verbal and written.

Positive attitude towards working directly with customers.

Desirable Attributes

Experience / knowledge of digital audio concepts and interfaces, DSPs.

Experience / knowledge of digital wireless systems and hardware.

Ability to read and understand schematics.

Ability to use diagnostic tools such as oscilloscopes, bus analyzers, etc.

Experience with Python scripting language.

Experience with Linux development environment.

Experience with various communication protocols (e.g., USB, SPI, I2C, UART).

Electronic circuit design and debugging.

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.

Nearest Major Market:San JoseNearest Secondary Market:Palo Alto Job Segment: Electrical, Engineer, Firmware, Network, Embedded, Engineering, Technology

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