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Staff GaN-IC Development Engineer – Pavia, Italy

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Energy is the backbone of human civilization. We use it in every action and a million ways, from making toast at breakfast to relaxing to music or TV to unwind at night. But we are seeing the world starting to show strain from this high level of energy use and production. Rising sea levels and climate change have posed an existential threat to humanity's gains in the last few centuries. At Efficient Power Conversion Corp, we are focused on building technology that reduces the power used by every appliance and piece of electronics everyone relies on to live in the modern world.   We do this not by improving the electronics but by improving how power gets delivered to them. Roughly 1/3 of power is wasted between the wall socket and the chips in a computer. We aim to cut that in half and then cut it in half again.

We are opening a new IC Development Center in Pavia – Italy, to design products to achieve these goals. If you want to be part of a nascent development center building up a new semiconductor development center from scratch while joining the pioneers in GaN technology and taking firsthand ownership in shaping your workplace, then join us in this mission to help keep the world a cooler place.

Job Description:

As a Staff GaN-IC Development Engineer, you will be fully involved in the new product introduction process with firsthand responsibilities for the design and overall development of Integrated Circuits with GaN and Silicon technologies. As a technical leader for your projects, you take ownership of all technical-related aspects in collaboration with technology, package, and verification; support decision-making with precise analysis and documentation and guarantee clean execution, supporting project management colleagues. As a creative designer, you look for optimal circuit solutions addressing requirements with minimal effort and low risk, maximizing product value.

In your new role, you will:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the GaN-IC technology and related capabilities
  • Perform new product feasibility studies and features-to-cost estimates
  • Analyze, understand and review the product requirements and contribute to the product datasheet definition and feasibility
  • Conceive the best fit product architecture by choosing the right technology and leveraging its capabilities
  • Contribute to the assessment of product development efforts and commit to development schedules and deliverables
  • Take firsthand responsibility for product circuit design, mitigating risks, and delivering high-quality design within the requested timeline
  • Contribute to the innovation process by generating ideas, generating and reviewing patents, proposing, collaborating, or leading Innovation Projects; identify technology improvement opportunities and support the product roadmaps definition process.
  • Develop and share knowledge, network with other company experts, and mentor and coach colleagues and students.

Your profile:

Being a result-oriented person with a strong problem-solving mindset, open to challenges, and able to work in an unstructured and transforming environment, you aspire to achieve outstanding results with passion, remaining focused on solutions even in complex situations. You always look at the bigger picture and take the initiative to turn challenges into solutions. You also cooperate across boundaries and proactively contribute to a great team atmosphere through open and constructive communication.

You are best equipped for this task if you have the following:

  • A university degree in Electronic Engineering, Microelectronics, Telecommunications, Applied Physics, or comparable
  • 5+ years of proven experience in analog/power/mixed-signal IC product development with a good understanding of semiconductor development flow, ESD, EMI, thermals, and other performance-critical aspects
  • Good understanding of HV CMOS and BCD process technologies, related capabilities, and limitations with the ability to perform conceptual design and feasibility analysis starting from system-level requirements. GaN technology experience will be a plus
  • Good understanding of the Power ICs' basic requirements and related challenges in inverters, power supply, and motor drive applications
  • Experience in designing fast and ultra-fast switching devices will be a plus
  • Knowledge of commercial EDA tools, simulation environment, and statistical simulation is required
  • Fluent written and spoken English required, skilled in the Italian language as a plus

To Apply:

Send resume to [email protected]. Place the position name in the subject line of the email. Provide resume in PDF format and use full name in file name