MEMS Characterization Engineer in Redmond, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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    Redmond, WA
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Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Characterization and Development Engineer - Redmond, WA

This company the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, an ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solution based on the laser beam scanning methodology pioneered by the company.  The technology is well suited to support a wide array of applications including interactive projection, 3D LiDAR sensing for applications such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics and industrial applications, and Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). This company is an independently recognized leader for its formidable intellectual property portfolio. The company is based in Redmond, Washington

This company has an exciting opportunity for a Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Characterization and Development Engineer as a key member of our team.  As the MEMS Characterization Engineer, you will support testing, characterization, troubleshooting, and analysis for the MEMS team.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, seeks continual on-the-job learning, collaborates well with a small team, and is willing to help team members as needed.  A working knowledge of electro-magnetic, piezo-electric, and electrostatic actuation methods as well as MEMS material properties and fabrication and assembly processes is desirable.


  • Develop assembly methods for prototype MEMS devices and assist in the assembly process
  • Develop and maintain MEMS test and characterization solutions for prototype and pre-production units
  • Perform reliability and performance assessments for units exposed to temperature cycling, shock, and cyclic operation
  • Troubleshooting and failure analysis of MEMS devices to determine failure mode and corrective action to improve design related faults
  • Create and maintain documentation related to test equipment, test procedures, and assembly processes
  • System identification, model matching, and maintenance for Simulink-based MEMS


  • At least 3 to 7 years of experience in related technical field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics required
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude, working knowledge of MEMS assembly procedures, failure analysis, and environmental test methods
  • Previous experience using LabView, MATLAB, and other programming skills to interface with test equipment
  • Previous experience using MATLAB & Simulink to create and maintain device and system models matching model results with characterization results
  • Working knowledge of 3D modeling tools. SOLIDWORKS preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite to create and maintain documentation, make presentations, and analyze test results
  • Experience working in lab and cleanroom environments
  • Experience with standard lab equipment (spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.) to validate performance

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer