Sr. Principal Layout Designer
Cedar Rapids, IA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

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.Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.

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 creative thinking. We value 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 are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID:72917


Skyworks Cedar Rapids design center is seeking a Sr. Principal Layout Designer to aid in the layout and verification of integrated circuits.

When you join our team in Cedar Rapids, you'll join a uniquely collaborative, multi-discipline engineering community who support each other working across our domestic design centers creating cutting edge products for global markets. Skyworks is one of the most cutting edge and impactful players helping people connect across the globe. Cedar Rapids, IA is a vibrant city with low traffic, low cost of living, quality schools, and plenty to do in the form of great restaurants, sports, live music, theatre, hiking, biking and more! Cedar Rapids is consistently ranked as one of the country's most affordable cities. Learn more about the fantastic Cedar Rapids lifestyle when you talk with our team! #LI-SG1

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for the layout of Analog integrated circuit, utilizing commercial/standard bulk CMOS and SOI technologies in accordance with design rules. You will be working closely with design engineers in the layout and verification of analog and integrated circuits for wireless consumer electronic products using the Cadence Design environment and Calibre verification tools. Position requires remote interfacing with domestic and international design engineering and layout teams in multiple design centers across multiple time zones.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the layout of integrated circuits including the ability to place and route active and passive devices.
  • Previous experience in the layout of bulk CMOS PA controllers preferred experience with RF SOI switches a plus.
  • Previous team leadership role preferred.
  • Able to plan the placement of major circuit components in an overall physical design.
  • Top level integration experience is also preferred.
  • Previous experience in the preparation of layout data for release to foundry a plus.
  • Full understanding of semiconductor processes and structures, like CMOS FETs, capacitors, resistors etc.
  • Proven ability to perform layout vs. schematic (LVS) and design rule checks using the Calibre verification tool and to read electrical schematics and netlists.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • A self-starter and team player with ability to learn on the job
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Associate degree a plus

The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD$110,600 -$210,600per 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. 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

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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