Principal Product Engineer (MMICs)

  • MACOM Technology Solutions
  • 451 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Full time   Engineering Manufacturing Network / Telecommunications Systems / Network / Internet

Job Description

MACOM has an exciting opportunity at our Santa Clara, CA. office location for a Principal Product Engineer.

Are you looking to solve the Globes most demanding application challenges? Does an opportunity to make a direct impact in building semiconductor technology across the RF to Light Spectrum excite you? If you answered yes, we want you to join our growing world class team of skilled professionals! 

Dedicated to excellence for over 65 years, MACOM, headquartered in Lowell, MA. is a Global Leader designing and manufacturing semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunications, Industrial, and Defense applications. Additionally, we offer Foundry services, which represents a core competency within our business. Our expertise spans worldwide with design centers and sales offices through North America, Europe, and Asia. MACOM is certified ISO9001, and ISO4001.

Job Description:

As a Principal Product Engineer at MACOM Technology Solutions, you will be a key team member of the New Product Development Engineering team responsible for the release of a diverse portfolio of microwave semiconductor products from MHZ to 50GHz+, targeting Satcom, Communications, Test and Measurement, Aerospace and Defense, and general use applications into mass production.  

The Principal Product Engineer’s role includes the development of production tests plans to verify product performance, the design and debug of RF test boards for automated test equipment and the statistical analysis of data using sound statistical methodology in order to set test limits and datasheet specifications.  To accomplish these tasks, the Product Engineer will interact closely with Design Engineering, Test Engineering, Applications, Marketing, and Reliability Engineering to analyze and resolve issues, as they relate to sample, pre-production and full production release of a product. 

The function will work with internal and offshore test facilities to release products to production.  A strong semiconductor product characterization and test background and the ability to collaborate with multiple engineering disciplines at different geographical location worldwide are essential to the success of this position.  


  • Generate production tests plans to verify product performance
  • Generate product datasheets
  • Design/analyze RF & microwave test boards for automated test equipment
  • Set up and perform lab RF measurements
  • Conduct measurement systems analysis (gauge R&R)
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology
  • Perform yield analysis and hold meetings of the project team to review the findings
  • Ensure all aspects of product manufacturing, including hardware, documentation, BOMs and costing are in place for the production release of a product
  • Ensure new product introduction is successful and on schedule

Job Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent – Masters degree is a plus
  • More than 7 years of experience as a Product or Test Engineer in the semiconductor field
  • Knowledge of a wide range of RF/microwave and optical semiconductor products including amplifiers, attenuators, and RF modules.
  • Strong RF/microwave and optical test and measurement skills
  • Experience in the characterization of semiconductor devices
  • Ability to analyze data using sound statistical methodology and effectively present technical information
  • Exceptional team and communication skills to interface with internal cross-functional teams and subcontractors

MACOM offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K match, ESPP, tuition reimbursement, and more! 

MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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