Sensitron Semiconductor Principal Semiconductor Device Physicist - Sensitron in Deer Park, New York

Since 1969, Sensitron has been a leading manufacturer of high reliability power electronic solutions. Our long term success can be attributed to the talent, creativity, and dedication of our employees. Sensitron strives to create an environment in which all employees can reach their full potential and recognize their contribution to the growth of our company. Your journey to success starts here!

Principal Semiconductor Device Physicist

Sensitron is seeking an experienced, self-motivated leader with strong project management, communication and problem solving skills for the role of Principal Semiconductor Device Physicist.

The role’s primary focus is on simulation and theory based device and process designs to result in high and consistent manufacturing yield. Parametric simulations will need to be performed to substantially reduce the need to carry out physical DOE. The role will also use a structured approach to identify issues in existing processes and designs so can recommend improvements and solutions to rectify problems that resulted in inconsistent and/or poor yield.

Key products to be worked on include general purpose rectifiers, fast and ultrafast rectifiers, Schottky, TVS, and small signal switching diodes.

Job Description

  • Review device performance specifications and derive design plan for both device and process

  • Perform TCAD simulations to optimize device performance within process windows

  • Direct device and process characterization and troubleshoot

  • Communicate findings to management, engineering, and facility as required


  • Holder of Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics or Physics degree with in-depth knowledge of semiconductor device physics concerning general purpose rectifiers, fast and ultrafast rectifiers, Schottky, TVS, and small signal switching diodes

  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience

  • Expert in Silvaco device simulation and modelling with associated strong theoretical semiconductor physics background

  • Proficient in statistical data analysis and interpretation

  • Extensive understanding with silicon semiconductor foundry processes and ability to perform job functions in wafer foundry clean-room environment

  • Knowledge in device failure analysis and related analytical techniques (e.g. SEM, EDX, TFR)

  • Strong project management skills to support multiple product and process designs simultaneously with aggressive schedules

  • Ability to function both as individual contributor and as team leader in multiple projects

  • Experience in coaching junior staff members

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • This position requires access to technology, material, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible, you must be either a US citizen or permanent resident.