Principal Engineer, Test Engineering

Posted: 07/03/18 | SHARE:


NexGen Power Systems is an exciting semiconductor start-up that is revolutionizing power electronics with technology solutions utlizing 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 Test Engineering team for a new generation of power semiconductor devices based on GaN.
  • You will work closely with product engineering, module, device, and applications teams to characterize new products and maintain production test capabilities in support of volume shipments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operation and maintenance of test hardware and software for the characterization of GaN power semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Implementation, correlation, and release of reliable test solutions in support of production ramps.
  • Design and procurement of custom probe cards which can operate in a high voltage environment
  • Specification, design, and implementation of custom test environments to verify device operation to data sheet specifications.
  • Development of test solutions for power semiconductor components (1500V/30A) which meet all applicable safety requirements for both operator and equipment.
  • Clean and well-commented code constructs
  • Develop and document procedures for advanced reliability tests, such as high voltage stress
  • Test efficiency--is the implemented test time within the allotted test time budget target?
  • Work closely with Product Engineering to achieve continuous improvement of the test environment as measured by reduction in test time and yield improvement
  • Work wiht Applications Engineering on customer-related issues


  • Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics. Ms/PhD is desired.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of semiconductor product test experience preferably with IGBT or other semiconductor power devices and circuits.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management abilities.  Able to work to aggressive schedules.
  • Proactive approach to problem identification and solving.  Can participate in and drive teams to root cause identification and creative solutions.
  • Strong competence in high voltage/high current equipment construction and operation
  • Experience with structured problem solving methods (e.g. 8D, 5 why)
  • Experience with Design of Experiments, statistics for manufacturing engineering
  • Programming experience, such as Matlab, Python, JSL, Labview, is a plus
  • Team player
  • Good oral and written communications skills

Job Location

Syracuse, New York

To Apply:

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

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