Senior Applications Support Engineer for MEMS Design Software – Silicon Valley, CA
Do you enjoy plunging into new technical areas, tackling hard-to-solve problems, and teaching and collaborating with engineers? Do you have a strong background in MEMS sensors and actuators with experience in design and simulation? We are seeking a multi-talented engineer to provide pre- and post-sales support for our industry-leading MEMS design automation solutions. You will have the opportunity to work closely with leading MEMS companies and R&D centers on a wide range of MEMS devices. You will join our outstanding sales and support team and collaborate with our development organization to deliver best-in-class MEMS design solutions. Your compensation will be commensurate with your education and experience.
- MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with focus on MEMS design, simulation and fabrication
- Experience designing MEMS inertial sensors, MEMS microphones, RF MEMS, optical MEMS, or related MEMS devices
- Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) with commercial software such as CoventorWare, ANSYS, COMSOL, or ABAQUS
- Experience with electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, MATLAB and Simulink
- Familiarity with fundamentals of electronics and integrated circuits
- Proficiency with the Windows and/or Linux operating systems
- Team orientation with excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written).
- Professional work experience in MEMS design and analysis
- Thorough understanding of electrostatic actuation and capacitive sensing
- Strong understanding of multi-DOF electromechanical modeling and simulation
- Experience with MATLAB scripting and/or Python scripting
This regular, full-time opening is based in Silicon Valley (Campbell, CA) and will require some travel. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: “Carmel Room” at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm (Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)
6:00pm (Panel Begins)
RSVP by 12/10/14 RSVP-to-COVENTOR@coventor.com
2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA USA
December 15-17, 2014
The Annual Technical Meeting of the Electron Devices Society
The 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
Coventor will attend MEMS 2015, visit us at booth #16.
By Steve Breit, VP Engineering
I gave a talk with the same title as this blog at the TSensors Summit held in La Jolla, California on November 12-13. The ‘T’ in TSensors stands for Trillion Sensors and the TSensors Summit initiative is addressing the provocative question: what will it take to get to a worldwide market of a trillion sensors a year in the not-too-distant future, say 10 to 15 years from now. The TSensors initiative is being spearheaded by serial MEMS entrepreneur Janusz Bryzek who cites the book Abundance by Peter Diamandes and Steven Kotler as inspiration for TSensors. The key premise behind the book is that technology is advancing at such a fast rate, exponentially in fact, that we have the opportunity to provide abundant food, clean water, renewable energy and health care for everyone on earth within a generation. This is heady stuff, especially compared to the doom and gloom that pervades the daily news (if only political and cultural differences were as easy to resolve). Sensors of all types will play a key role in technological solutions to these pressing worldwide challenges.
By David Cook
The MEMS Executive Congress (MEC) is always a great event to mingle with the most influential people in our industry, and get a finger on the pulse of where we are heading. There are insightful talks from the heavy hitters who supply and use MEMS, interesting observations from the key analysts who track and forecast the market, and eye-opening presentations from innovative start-ups introducing novel applications for sensors and MEMS.
The clear take away from this year’s event is that sensors are at the center of huge new trend in the electronics industry. The Internet of Things (IoT), a catch-all description for any number of devices or applications that sense, capture, analyze and transmit data, is on everyone’s lips – and in their press releases. We heard discussions of Smart Everything – Smart Wearables, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cities. And anything that enables those sorts of functions is highly dependent on MEMS and sensors. That is why there are so many charts showing hockey sticks going quickly up and to the right, predicting billions trillions of sensors being in our world soon. As the astute technology writer Kevin Morris said in his recent article, “…the proliferation of those sensors…will absolutely transform the electronics landscape again…”