GaN Technology Manager


This is a manager of PROCESS and will NOT oversee any people. This individual sits within our group technology department which is responsible for R&D and moving product from R&D to production.  It is a VERY customer centric role so the individual must be technically GaN savvy on III-Nitride epi growth and CUSTOMER savvy (meaning good communication skills). 

This is NOT a manager role…but process and project management).

Job Summary & Responsibilities, The GaN Technology Manager serves the following key functions as a member of the Unit as a Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) for assigned technologies / customers; technical leader for assigned development programs; technical leader in identifying and investigating next generation technologies and advisor regarding generic product and process improvements required to maintain competitiveness in relevant markets

Serve as first point of technical contact and Technology Team lead for designated GaN customers – technical face to assigned customers.

Technical responsibility for Development Programs for key customers as assigned.  This will require close interaction with local site engineering and program management teams.

Lead assigned development and process / product transfers – responsible for setting budgets (time and financial) and driving to stay on budget while achieving technical objectives.

Communicate internally with the technical and commercial entities of the group about current and next generation technologies; offer justified opinions about programs and technologies worth pursuing.

Support the group as required for customer queries, opportunity reviews, continuous improvement, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Four-year degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience necessary to perform job responsibilities (advanced degree is highly preferred). Plus a minimum of five years epitaxial growth experience.

Fluent understanding of III-Nitride semiconductor growth by MOVPE

Fluent understanding of crystal growth equipment and impact of epitaxial growth processes on device performance

Proficiency with materials characterization techniques for wide bandgap semiconductors

Familiarity with III-Nitride semiconductor device fabrication and device testing

Advanced understanding of semiconductor physics and the theory of III-Nitride semiconductor devices

Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary for effective interaction with internal personnel and external customers