Principal Engineer, Product Engineer

Posted: 07/02/18 | SHARE:


NexGen Power Systems is an exciting semiconductor start-up that is revolutionizing power electronics with technology solutions utilizing GaN on GaN discrete devices, which increase efficiency and reliability of power conversion systems while dramatically reducing their cost, size, and weight.  See our website for more details:

Job Description:

  • NexGen Power Systems is seeking a motivated engineer to lead the Product Engineering team for a new generation of power semiconductor devices based on GaN.
  • You will work closely with process integration, module, device, and applications teams to improve device performance and yield.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Product Development Process bringing products from conception to the production release
  • Manage reliability test plans for new products, including sample testing during prototyping phase and full qualification during production release
  • Develop and execute characterization plans for new products
  • Define production test limit and datasheet specifications based on characterization data.  Compare data to target specifications and formulate approaches to achieve a match between target performance and measured unit performance at production release
  • Develop and document procedures for advanced reliability stests, such as high voltage stress
  • Work with Applications Engineering on customer-related issues
  • Lead failure analysis investigations using structure problem-solving methods to engage a cross-functional team to diagnose, resolve, and prevent future problems


  • BS degree in electrical engineering or physics.  MS/PhD preferred.
  • 5+ years product and/or failure analysis experience in semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, power device (e.g. IGBT) experience preferred
  • Knowledge of common failure analysis techniques and tools including sample preparation, FIB/SEM, X-Ray, cross sectioning, emission microscopy, and material analysis EDX/FTIR/Auger/Raman spectroscopy
  • Strong competence in high voltage, power supply circuits, buck/boost converters
  • Hands-on experience evaluating/characterizing power semiconductor devices
  • Experience with structured problem solving methods (e.g. 8D, 5 why)
  • Experience with Design of Experiments, statistics for manufacuturing engineering,
  • Experience with statistical analysis software such as JMP, Tableau, etc.
  • Programming experience, such as Matlab, Python, JSL, Labview, is a plus
  • Team player
  • Good oral and written communications skills

Job Location

Syracus, New York

To Apply:

Please contact Paul Tolley at Stretford End Solutions ph. (585) 489-6999 or

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