Manager, Applications Engineering (Power Products)


San Jose, CA, US

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This position can be based in one of our key design centers:

San Jose, California
Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Summary

This position is for an Applications Manager for Power Semiconductor Products including charge-pump, capacitor divider and point-of-load DCDC power conversion ICs and PSiP modules for a range of applications including: Datacenter, Networking and High-end Consumer applications.


The applicant should have extensive experience in power management systems in a semiconductor environment and be capable of managing and growing a global team of talented individuals. The position is expected to be practical and hands-on. The candidate is expected to have excellent problem-solving skills, lab management, circuit simulation expertise and capable of interfacing with key customers on a regular basis.   


This critical role presents a unique opportunity for the candidate to work on leading-edge technology within an extremely innovative and dynamic team with excellent opportunities for career and personal growth.


Reports to the Director of Marketing and Applications for Power Products.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Managing, mentoring, and growing a team of talented applications engineers focused on the development of innovative power management products. 
  • Definition and delivery of applications collateral associated with new power semiconductor products including: datasheets, application notes, simulation models (PSPICE/Simplis) and evaluation boards.
  • Manage development of Graphic User Interface (GUI) software development, where applicable. 
  • Working closely with marketing and key customers to define product roadmaps and direction, contribute to new product ideas and drive detailed product definitions. 
  • Interfacing with IC Design Engineers, Product and Test Engineers to resolve product issues and customer challenges.
  • Manage verification testing to ensure that products function reliably within the customer application environment. 
  • Engage internal advanced technology teams to accelerate the adoption of disruptive technologies.


Competency Requirements

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

  • Developing Talent: Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice
  • Delegating Responsibility: Provides people with clear objectives and allows them to take ownership for their goals; gives people a mix of tasks that challenge but do not overwhelm them; acts as a resource people can utilize to help accomplish their goals
  • 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
  • Managing Performance: Clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognizes and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides effective feedback on performance
  • Thinking Broadly: Considers long-term consequences and implications associated with actions or events; sees relationships between diverse systems, organizations, or environments; considers problems from a range of viewpoints
  • 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


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Typically requires 8 to 12 years of experience in power management system applications and/or product definition, depending on level of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years managing an applications team.
  • Ability to manage and grow a global power semiconductor applications team.
  • Strong technical background in Power Management semiconductor and/or module products.
  • Thorough understanding of latest power management architectures and technologies relevant to the focus markets and applications. 
  • Simulation knowledge/experience in PSPICE and/or Simplis.
  • Knowledge of the Power Management competitive environment.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills to interact with customers and internal teams.
  • Responsive, self-driven and directed, with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Ability to solve complex customer problems.
  • Willingness to travel both within the US and internationally, and work with team members and customers directly.


 Education Requirements:

  • BSEE, or local equivalent
  • MSEE preferred


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. This role will travel up to 10-20% of the time.


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.


Minimum Salary: $135,314

Maximum Salary: $202,970


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.

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Minimum Salary:  $135,314
Maximum Salary:  202,970

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto