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Harman International - Principal Engineer, MEMS Advanced Packaging

Posted On: 2014-8-4
Location: Northridge, CA, USA

Essential Responsibilities:

The Harman Embedded Audio Group is seeking a Principal MEMS Engineer to lead the development of advanced packaging solutions for our MEMS microphone products. This position will focus on developing and implementing cutting-edge packaging designs that result in products with best-in-class reliability, robustness, size and cost. This position will collaborate closely with microphone, MEMS die, and ASIC design engineers, as well as the foundry and factory production staff.

The MEMS Packaging Engineer will work closely with the foundry and packaging partner to leverage preferred processes to deliver cost effective, high performance, and robust design solutions.

This position reports to the Engineering Manager and is located at the group head quarters in Northridge, CA.

Specific responsibilities of the position are as follows:

•Lead the design and development of new MEMS packaging technology and products.
•Work closely with the foundry and packaging factory engineers to understand and utilize key processes in MEMS microphone designs.
•Determine the feasibility of new technology, ideas, and products proposed or ideated.
•Optimize prototype and/or design parameters to maximize
•Plan experiments to prove in, or troubleshoot, new or existing products.
•Play a significant role in the validation plans for new and existing products.
•Contribute to intellectual property and evaluate IP strategy

Basic Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Acoustics, Mechanics, or Engineering
At least 2 years relevant work experience in MEMS design, fabrication, packaging and testing
•Thorough understanding of MEMS device packaging techniques such and die and wire bonding, encapsulation, singulation and testing.
•Thorough understanding of CMOS and Flip Chip processing techniques.
•Experience using optical systems for analysis.
•Experience with EMI and Environmental testing of MEMS devices.
•Design and Development for Manufacturability (DFM) experience with semiconductor or MEMS devices.

Desired Characteristics:

The preferred candidate will hold a M.S. in Acoustics, Mechanics, Engineering, or other technical field. Ph.D. is preferred but not required.
•The preferred candidate will have at least 6 years experience per the description above.
•They will have experience in designing capacitive MEMS devices like microphones or pressure sensors.
•They will have significant experience in the design, handling and launching new MEMS products
•Must work well in a global, cross functional development team.
•Must be able to independently drive projects.
•The preferred candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to conceive and present new ideas effectively.

Eligibility Requirements:

•Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time, including some international travel.
•Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA
•Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test

Please Apply Directly:

Please mention AES00666 when applying for this position.

About Harman International

400 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: +1 203 328 3500

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Harman (NYSE: HAR) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets— supported by 15 leading brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Harman is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with Harman!

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