Staff Engineer, Power Systems


Nashua, NH, US


Nashua, NH


Job Summary

This individual will work with customers and our design team to help define and architect new power ICs in the low and mid voltage DC-DC converters space for the mobile and datacenter markets. Analysis of new mixed-mode architectures, advanced control techniques and package design will be required to create new disruptive products. Strong analytical skills and experience with mixed-mode converters and high-power charge-pumps a huge plus.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Product Definition: Assist Marketing in defining new products through feasibility studies and technical competitive analyses
  • Product Architecture: create models (Simplis, Cadence) to simulate designs, control techniques, prove out new architectures
  • Product Support: Work with Design, Product, Test and Manufacturing Engineers to help answer customer questions, support product introduction, road-tests
  • Product Documentation: Document all relevant product and design information to educate others on novel design techniques and provide guidance on product usage
  • Technology Development: work with Technologists to define the technology roadmap, addressing the performance and functional requirements of the product roadmap


Competency Requirements

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

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information. 
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results:  Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; willing to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Typically requires 6 to 8 years of experience power management circuits and system level design
  • 5 years of experience in semiconductor industry 
  • Simplis (or equivalent) modelling experience
  • Solid understanding of analog circuit theory and power management circuits
  • Capable in creating product definition
  • Strong system level analytical skills
  • Experience debugging, probing and characterizing silicon using standard lab equipment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Participated in at least 5 power management chip products on the market today
  • Collaborated on at least 7 analog IC chip designs
  • System level understanding including Buck and Boost converters, charge-pumps, multi-level converts, multi-phase operation
  • Experience in inventions and patent co-authorship
  • Possess excellent project management skills
  • Creative and innovative on the architectural level


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Master’s or PhD preferred


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. 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.



153,012.91 - 198,927.80 per year

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:

Additional Position Information: 

Nearest Major Market: Manchester
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashua