Principal Product Engineer at MACOM
Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business. The foundry provides access to, and control of our broad range of proprietary technologies in an asset light, cost effective structure.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

Our global organization of skilled engineers is driven every day to solve the world’s most demanding wireless and wireline application challenges. We’re proud of our more than sixty years’ of hands-on experience designing and building analog semiconductor technology across the RF to Light spectrum.

Principal Product Engineer

Job Description

As a Product Engineer at MACOM Technology Solutions, you will be a key team member of the Product Engineering team responsible for the release of high power amplifier products into mass production. The 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. You 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

Design/analyze high power RF & microwave test boards for automated test equipment

Set up and perform lab RF measurements

Conduct measurement systems analysis (GR&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


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 high power RF & microwave products

Strong RF/microwave 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