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Senior Power Design Engineer

Irvine, CA
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Menlo Micro has reinvented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. Menlo Micro’s technology creates a new switch category that eliminates compromises and tradeoffs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches into the best of both worlds with its “Ideal Switch.”

Are you interested in playing a critical, impactful role and work with top electronic systems talent at an exciting startup backed by industry leaders? Do you want to help create truly disruptive and unique products that have the ability to change markets? If you answered yes to both, this may be your opportunity to have a significant impact at a cutting-edge startup with industry-leading technology that will drive electronic systems innovation across a diverse range of industries.

Role Summary and Purpose

You will drive development of next generation power products utilizing innovative MEMS ohmic switch technologies.  In this role you will be a core member of the New Product Introduction Team (NPI) and responsible for architecture, design, verification, and timely release of your new products into production.  You will directly impact critical Roadmaps and support new technology developments.  This position involves detailed device design, package modeling, first article bring-up, and hands-on verification and characterization testing.

You will work in an innovative team environment supporting the Product Development team goals to deliver industry leading power relay products for a broad range of applications including motor control, automotive, home automation, renewable energy, and industrial controls.  You will work closely with layout, process, product, and test development engineers to ensure optimum alignment.  You will also work closely with Marketing and early adopting customers to ensure upfront spec alignment and system integration success. In this hands-on role, you will be responsible for the development and timely delivery of innovative products and advancing our design capabilities. You will work in a fast paced and adaptive team environment that is developing innovative technologies with impact on broad industrial and commercial products.

You will: 

  • Develop and deliver innovative Power MEMS products utilizing the company’s advanced MEMS switch technology.
  • Drive architecture, MEMS design, ASIC execution, and package design to achieve functional and performance objectives.
  • Work with the Technology Team to develop and validate new technologies, device structures, and design rules.
  • Develop bench level device test capabilities, execute device verification, and support product characterization / qualification.
  • Work with customers to design, simulate, and characterize innovate custom power MEMS devices.
  • Drive advancements in design methodologies and product execution.
  • Comply with all company quality and safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BS or MS in electrical engineering with a minimum 5 years of professional power device experience.  
  • Strong understanding of Power Systems or Industrial Controls, at a system and component level, with ratings up to 1kV and 100A, for both AC and DC solutions.
  • Experience with power relays and protection devices, systems incorporating power relays, and supporting customers applications that use power relays.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, simulate and characterize power devices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with sound DOE practices.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of time.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Industrial experience in both MEMS and ASIC device design.
  • A critical problem solver and innovator.
  • Experience with power package technologies.
  • A working understanding of MEMS or Semiconductor device fabrication.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate, find root cause, and implement appropriate correct actions.
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