Senior Power Applications Engineer (UK)

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Power Management Product Applications Engineer with specialist knowledge in non-isolated DCDC converters. pSemi is an innovator and industry leader in charge-pump, capacitor divider and point-of-load DCDC power conversion ICs and PSiP modules.

The candidate would be expected to verify and test the performance of devices in a customer application, create customer facing evaluation tools, support customer enquiries and define new products. He/she should have a strong technical background in power electronics and DCDC Point of Load architectures and technologies - preferably with PSPICE and/or SIMPLIS simulation experience.

The preferred location for this position is San Jose, California, but can be based out of pSemi’s Burlington, MA or UK offices. This position represents a unique opportunity for the candidate to work closely with an extremely innovative and dynamic team. The candidate has an excellent chance to learn from IC designers and customer applications engineers with excellent opportunities for career and personal growth.

The position includes the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Test and verify Power DCDC POL IC and PSiP product behavior in customer applications.
  • Design IC/PSiP evaluation kits for easy customer assessment and adoption.
  • Work closely with Graphic User Interface (GUI) team to implement intuitive customer interface tools for devices and evaluation kits.
  • Engage Field Applications, Business Development and Customers directly to facilitate customer adoption and sale of the IC/PSiP product.
  • Work closely with customers to solve technical issues and accelerate design wins
  • Build relations with lead customers, understand market and technical trends and define next generation products.
  • Provide detailed competitive analysis and insights.
  • Engage the Advanced Technology groups to accelerate the adoption of disruptive technologies.

Reports to Marketing and Applications Director, Power Business Unit

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Maintaining Objectivity: Able to see issues from multiple perspectives; acknowledges and controls for existing assumptions and beliefs that might influence his/her views.
  • Learning Quickly: Quickly comprehends new problems and situations; needs very little time to learn and master new processes or tools; able to figure things out as he/she goes along.
  • Championing Customer Needs: Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction; views thing from the perspective of customers; encourages people to think about customers when making decisions.
  • Using Computers and Technology: Adept at using computers and other forms of technology related to his/her job; keeps up to date on technological changes; adapts work approach to keep pace with innovations in technology.
  • Delivering High Quality Work: Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality; addresses problems that could impact quality; makes sure project deliverables and services meet all requirements and expectations; does not make the same mistakes twice.

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 3+ years in relevant power management customer support, applications experience.
  • Strong technical background in Power Management semiconductor and/or module products
  • Comprehensive bench-skills and use of test and debug equipment
  • Knowledge/expertise in LabView
  • Knowledge/expertise in PSPICE and/or SIMPLIS simulation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Responsive, self-driven and directed, with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills to interact with customers and internal teams
  • Ability to solve complex customer problems within customer timelines
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field. Master’s degree preferred.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment within present Covid guidelines.

It is anticipated that a large portion of time would be spent with customers and on customer premises.

Travel is likely to be west coast US but occasional WW travel may be necessary.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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