Power Electronics Applicatiions Engineer

GV Semiconductor
San Jose, California 95128
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Power Electronics Applications Engineer
San Jose, CA

GV Semiconductor is hiring a senior Power Electronics Applications Engineer reporting to the VP of Applications Engineering in their San Jose, CA office. The application engineer will develop switching power supplies using Gallium Nitride (GaN) devices in lighting and other markets. In this position, the employee will:

  • Develop state-of-the art linear and switching power supplies
  • Perform schematic capture and PCB layout for your designs
  • Test and create test reports for evaluation and customer PCBs
  • Debug and troubleshoot circuit performance
  • Interact with customers to specify and develop products
  • Write customer-facing technical documentation, e.g. datasheets
  • Collaborate with team members in USA and Asia
GV Semiconductor is a three-year-old startup semiconductor company based in San Jose, CA. We are developing Gallium-Nitride transistors to improve the switching frequency, efficiency, and power density in switching power supplies. We work with customers to develop high-performance, state-of-the-art power supplies in the lighting, power supply, and adapter markets. GV has offices in San Jose, CA; Richardson, TX; Raleigh, NC; and Hsinchu, Taiwan.


An ideal candidate would:

• Have intimate familiarity with many off-line power converter topologies
• Be an expert at schematic capture and PCB layout for power supplies
• Have experience bringing off-line power supplies to market including FCC and UL certification
• Have experience with high-frequency GaN-based power supplies
• Be able to synthesize novel circuits to solve customer problems
• Familiarity with the IC design process and with discrete semiconductors
• Have excellent spoken and written English
• Be able to travel to customers and colleagues in the US and Asia
• Have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years experience or an M.S. or PhD. Degree with 2+ years experience.


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Power Electronics Applicatiions Engineer

GV Semiconductor
San Jose, California 95128

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