Sr Application Engineer
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Sr. application engineer for position in HiRel product group. Primary function will be to support Rad Hard MOSFET product development in a Validation and Application role. Secondary function to work on power products as need arises. You will be part of an engineering team responsible for device characterization, datasheet and application note documentation, and customer support.
1) Work in a multiple disciplinary New Product Development engineering team to help define, evaluate, characterize and document new product developments with the ultimate goal of bringing products to the marketplace.
2) Engage with potential customers in support of FAE or Marketing / Sales visits or conference calls to help refine their application needs into deliverable product features for future product definitions.
3) Support customer needs as they implement our products into their hardware systems via email, conf calls or on-site visits.
4) Participate in global industry conventions as a presenter.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Device Characterization (50% of time):
You will work with a very talented team of Engineers to learn how to perform the different lab tests for the characterization of the different products. Prepare the validation plan and compile validation reports post bench testing/characterization.
Documentation (20% of time):
Data Sheets, Tech Briefs and Application Notes. You will be expected to keep accurate lab notes (software of your choice) and document any test procedures for future reference. Publish Data sheets, Tech Briefs, Application Notes, Customers Responses, and possible Articles.
Customer Support (20% of time):
You will work with marketing and sales to facilitate the design-in of our products. You will train Field Application Engineers on products and demonstrations systems to enhance sales channel effectiveness.
New Product Definition (10%)
In the long run, work with Marketing, Customer, Design and Product engineering teams to help define new products.
JOB REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS:
Need for candidate is time sensitive and therefore preferred to be a US citizen or have a green card.
Candidate must possess a minimum bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
Candidate should be self-motivated and conscientious.
Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidate must have good presentation skills.
Candidate should have a good knowledge of MOSFETs, analog design and lab troubleshooting skills.
Candidate must understand and follow industry standards of test for both IC and discrete power devices.
5+ Years in Applications and/or Systems Engineering role in Analog IC Development or Circuit Design Industry
MOSFET development experience highly desirable.
Power Management (DC-DC or AC-DC Regulation) experience preferred.
Proficient with electronic bench lab equipment (power supplies, function generators, multi-meters, oscilloscopes).
Familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point).
Experience modeling circuits (SPICE and or IBIS) is desired but not mandatory.
Experience writing programming code (ie. Python) to automate lab bench equipment in GBIP/USB communication a plus.
Knowledge of Power management topologies: isolated and non-isolated.
Knowledge of PMBUS/I2C/SPI communication protocols are a plus.
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