Career Opportunities

If you are interested in being a part of the team at WiSpry, we would like to hear from you.

WiSpry is an international engineering focused company with a broad system perspective. We design and build RF components that work in a system and supply chain context. As well as having world class supply chain partners, and together with our parent company AAC Technologies, we have unprecedented access to key decision makers at key OEM customers.

At WiSpry, we encourage you to be active in the international scientific community, participate in conferences and publish papers.

Working at WiSpry gives you the opportunity to combine an exciting engineering career while living in incredible communities that offer outstanding recreational activities like great hiking and biking trails, arts and cultural events in a family-friendly and safe environment.

Surf or bike before work or bike to work?

Our Orange County location features a diverse industrial base with many of the world’s leading companies in automotive, aerospace, biotech, medical, computer animation and games/animation, finance and fashion/lifestyle brand companies, to name a few. The region also offers many opportunities outside the technology industry.

More information about the Orange County region can be found here.

We have an on-going commitment to encourage and support our employees’ efforts to continue their education for career advancement through hands-on training, seminars and webinars.
We encourage publication of White Papers and reward Patent filings and inventions. Working at WiSpry where cutting-edge technology is being developed by the best minds in the Industry is in itself an invaluable opportunity.

WiSpry ‘s strength is our Company Culture that comes from our amazing diverse workforce where we’re excited to learn about our cultural differences, traditions and where mutual respect is fostered on a daily basis.
In addition to the reward of being part of a great team, WiSpry offers the following company benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • 401k
  • FSAs for both child care and healthcare
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Personal Family Leave
  • Reward Programs
  • Employee Events

Job Openings

DIRECTOR TECHNICAL MARKETING

SUMMARY:

The Director Technical Marketing will lead the development of RF requirements for key product applications based on Market Driven needs and Voice of the Customer. Key product applications include high performance antenna tuners, dynamic impedance matching networks, broadband programmable filters, and more.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing the application requirements that define a market leadership position. This will involve working with internal and external customers and FEM OEMS who are responsible for the interface to products that are developed by Wispry.

This is a critical role in the Technical Marketing and Application Team. The Director Technical Marketing will work closely with product development leadership to transform the Marketing Requirements into a set of Design specifications.   In this position, opportunities will be provided to participate in the shaping of future application areas of our Tunable RF MEMS technology.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate content of the Wispry website, Linked-In page, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Coordinate marketing efforts with the marketing teams at AAC Technologies.
  • Identify new partners and applications for our Tunable RF MEMS Technology. Coordinate delivery of evaluation kits, and engineering samples to prospective customers. Perform due diligence on the business of prospective customers.
  • Work with application engineering and product teams to support the integration of our products into new applications.
  • Coordinate conference and tradeshow participation including exhibits, attendance, and support of AAC Technologies.
  • Coordinate press releases, news and technical communications.
  • Develop and Maintain Manufacturing Requirements, Product Requirements, and Product Data Sheets.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Technical knowledge key RF subsystems such as antenna tuning, impedance matching, filters, power amplifiers, LNAs, or phase shifters, PAs, FEs, or other RF systems. Understanding of key functional and performance parameters.
  • Knowledge of the NPI and VOC process to be able to work with customers and develop new product key requirements.
  • Knowledge and mastery of mass technical marketing through our website, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked-In.
  • Knowledge/proficiency in RF and/or EM simulation tools such as ADS, HFSS, Cadence, Matlab, and MWO.
  • Knowledge of forthcoming technology such as IoT and 5G wireless. Knowledge of state-of-the-art in tunable RF solutions.
  • Knowledge of RF measurement and characterization techniques, including S-parameters, noise figure, load pull, Q, harmonics, and intermodulation, distortion, and noise.
  • Understanding of RF test equipment such as a Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Generator, Power Meter and Oscilloscope.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate complex information between the development teams and customers. Ability to market key technical information to a broad audience.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • BSEE, MSEE preferred; with RF device, circuit, or system concentration; MBA/IMBA with emphasis in technical marketing and international business is preferred.
  • 5+ years in RF product development and marketing.
  • Experience in cellular RF front-end component development is a plus.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The workload will include customer interactions and coordination for customer interactions with other members of the technical team

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to travel to customer sites in the US and abroad.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The environment is that of a typical office. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Travel (foreign/domestic) requirements will be approximately 10%.

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SR. MATERIALS FAILURE ANALYSIS ENGINEER

SUMMARY

This Engineer  will work  concurrently  with Quality/Reliability,  MEMS  Design and  Operations functions  to  support  customer returns,  reliability  assessments,  and  process development  of advanced MEMS/RF based integrated circuit solutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Identify, characterize, or validate key mechanical, electrical (DC/RF), and thermal properties of production materials.
  • Identify failure mechanisms using structured analytic approaches on die and package level IC products; manage FA job database, establish analytic plans, manage FA schedules, and produce formal FA reports.
  • Identify key equipment and characterization partners (commercial or academic) that will be used for material characterization.
  • Develop and manage internal and external FA and material characterization projects and partners.
  • Interface with customers (internal and external) to discuss analysis requests and explain findings.
  • Interface with external laboratories to set priorities, define  approaches, and resolve conflicts.

This job will require occasional travel to manufacturing and materials characterization partner sites.  The candidate must be a good team player, able to effectively communicate and work with the internal teams and external suppliers.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S. in Materials Eng, Mech. Eng., Elec. Eng. or Physics; MS is preferred
  • Experience in a range of thin-film semiconductor materials (metals, dielectrics, and organic materials) or a range of packaging materials (solder, epoxy, underfill, substrates), including the impact of the process on material properties; experience with ALD coatings, SAM coatings, diffusion barriers, adhesion layers
  • Experience with analytic techniques for FA such as SEM, EDS, FIB, SIMS, CSAM, AFM, XIVA, XPS, TEM, FTIR, Auger, Raman Spectroscopy, and light emission microscopy.
  • Hands-on familiarity with microprobe, IC cross sectioning and deconstruction, metallurgical microscopes, bench equipment (curve tracer, oscilloscope, DMM, digital power supplies).  Familiarity with VNA’s is a plus.
  • Experience with material behavior such as fatigue, fracture, EOS, electromigration,
    interdiffusion, grain growth, recrystallization, phase change, barrier, adhesion, diffusion, oxidation, wear/tribology, charge trappin
  • Strong experience in statistical analysis and design of experiments using EXCEL, JMP, SAS, or other tools.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES DESIRED

  • Able to work independently
  • Self-starter
  • Willingness to learn
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to voice opinions and advance ideas
  • Creativity
  • Passion and drive
  • Team player

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the   essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is
usually quiet.

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Sr. RF MEMS ENGINEER

SUMMARY:

The Sr.  RF MEMS Engineer will contribute to the development and understanding of CMOS integrated RF MEMS devices that include tunable capacitors, ohmic contact switches and resonators. The basic devices will be integrated for tunable systems (filters, radio front ends, PAs). As part of the development, The Sr. RF MEMS Engineer will be part of one of Wispry’s collaborative engineering teams working with MEMS engineers, RF/CMOS Engineering, and Operations (Fabrication, Assembly, and Test).

This successful candidate will be responsible for MEMS device RF design including 3D FEM simulation and model extraction for ADS, and the formulation of RF analytical or behavioral models represented in Excel, Matlab, or other modeling tool. The RF MEMS engineer will work with the MEMS electromechanical engineer and RF product engineer to achieve optimal designs. The RF MEMS design on various substrates including HV CMOS, SOI, and alternative substrates (glass, sapphire). Successful candidate will be responsible for the design of RF test structures for characterization of devices and materials at the wafer level, including an understanding of RF probe measurements. The RF MEMS engineer will work with characterization and test engineers on these test structures.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • RF design for MEMS tunable capacitors, ohmic contact switches, resonators, and integrated passives to meet product specification.
  • Work with MEMS electromechanical designers and RF Product Developer to achieve optimal solutions.
  • Design of RF test structures for characterization of device performance and material properties at wafer level probe and module level.
  • Work with MEMS Characterization engineers and Operations to define test and characterization plans. Define and design new test methodologies as needed.
  • Prepare Design Reviews including the summary of simulation results, test, and characterization results

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Proficient in RF and EM simulation tools such as HFSS, ADS, Matlab, and MWO.
  • Proficient with MEMS and CMOS layout tools such as Coventor, Cadence, or Mentor Graphics.
  • Proficient with statistical analysis and design of experiments software tools including SAS, JMP, Excel, @Risk
  • Knowledge of MEMS design tools including Coventorware, SEMulator, Ansys, COMSOL
  • Knowledge of DC/RF electrical measurements for capacitive or ohmic contact devices including LCR meters, oscilloscopes, parametric analyzers, network analyzers.
  • Proficient with RF characteristics including s-parameters, noise figures, Q, linearity, harmonics, and intermodulation distortion.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Physics, Ph. D. preferred
  • 5+ years MEMS RF design experience
  • Knowledge of RF MEMS design and processes for ohmic contact and capacitive switches

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIROMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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Principal MEMS Development Engineer

 

SUMMARY:

The Principal MEMS  Development Engineer will define and lead key technology development activities as they relate to tunable RF MEMS, including capacitors and switches. The technology development will include the wafer fabrication, and the packaging and assembly, which are intended to produce integrated tunable systems (filters, radio front ends, PAs) when integrated with WiSpry’s RF MEMS. The Principal MEMS Development Engineer will need to have a fundamental understanding of MEMS and CMOS design, and the Materials Science required to produce durable, high performance RF MEMS capacitors and switches. Process technology, performance and endurance testing methods, and advanced packaging experience are also a requirement. In addition, the candidate should have an excellent understanding of material systems including dielectrics and metals.

The Principle MEMS Development Engineer will fill a cross-functional role by contributing to product qualification and release to production for new technology. This position will work with Wispry’s foundry partners and suppliers to achieve key technical milestones. As part of the cross-functional development, the Principal MEMS Development Engineer will be part of a collaborative engineering team working with MEMS engineers, RF/CMOS Engineering and Operations (Fabrication, Assembly, and Test).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Define requirements, and develop integration proposal and plan for RF MEMS switch and capacitor technology
  • Work with Foundry, MEMS engineers, RF engineers to develop and release to production WiSpry’ S RF MEMS Products.

 

  • Work with MEMS Engineering and Operations teams on Continuous Improvement efforts related to Yield and MEMS Reliability.
  • Definition and execution of RF MEMS new product Technology Development proposals and plans.
  • Work with Foundries (FEOL and BEOL) to execute MEMS Technology Development.
  • Work with MEMS Engineering and Operations teams to define test and characterization plans and summarize characterization results.
  • Lead Technology Development Reviews to outcome of development efforts.
  • Work with Operations, Quality, and Reliability on the effective and timely qualification and release to production of new technology. 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with MEMS design and layout tools such as Coventor, SEMulator, Ansys, Matlab, Cadence, and Mentor Graphics.
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis and design of experiments using tools such as SAS, SAS JMP, Excel.
  • Proficiency with FMEA and 8D Problem solving methodologies.
  • Expertise with RF MEMS materials selection for performance and process integration of capacitors and switches, ideally in a CMOS foundry environment.
  • Knowledge of RF design and design tools such as HFSS, ADS, MWO preferred.
  • Knowledge of MEMS and RF MEMS test and characterization techniques using tools such as Lab View, white light interferometry, laser Doppler vibrometry, nanoindentation, AFM, oscilloscopes, power supplies, network analyzers, LCR meters.
  • Knowledge of wafer probe and package level characterization.
  • Experience applying failure analysis techniques such as Imaging Techniques (SEM, FIB, AFM, Thermal, CSAM) or surface/volume analytical techniques (Raman, FTIR, TOF-SIMS, Auger, EDS, ESCA, XPS).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • M.S. in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science, Ph. D. is preferred
  • 15+ years MEMS Development experience, especially RF MEMS
  • Experience with integrated MEMS+CMOS development; monolithic or disintegrated solution
  • Experienced with the transfer of advanced process and design technology to product manufacturing. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

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Sr. MEMS Process Engineer

SUMMARY:

The Staff MEMS Process Engineer will be WiSpry’ S onsite in-fab engineering agent driving process flow development and pilot manufacturing programs at our foundry partner(s).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive short loops and pilot lots through foundry fab
  • Form and drive teams between Wispry and foundry partner engineers to resolve technical issues
  • Create documentation needed to build Wispry/AAC’s MEMS PDK
  • Coach foundry partner on MEMS processing techniques as needed
  • Provide feedback paths in each direction to ensure optimal information sharing
  • Lead and contribute to progress reviews on a regular basis.
  • Assist foundry partner to create a source for manufactured in-spec, reliable parts
  • Work with foundry to improve processes and procedures in fab
  • Adapt process flows to produce more than one RF MEMS device type
  • Work with Operations, Quality, Reliability and Foundry Technical Manager on the effective and timely qualification and release to production of Wispry MEMS tuner and RF switch.
  • Work with MEMS Engineering towards optimal implementation of Design and Process. Work with RFIC Engineering towards the integration of MEMS with various IC technologies that may include CMOS, SOI, SiGe, GaAs as well as two chip solutions.
  • Observe events, occurrences and non-idealities in fab and correlate them to yield and experiment results
  • Accommodate visits from Wispry MEMS Characterization Engineer, and install MEMS specific tests in the foundry

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Proficient with MEMS and CMOS microfabrication processing areas
  • Uses six sigma techniques such as FMEA, 8D
  • Proficient in the use and interpretation of SPC data
  • Proficient in statistical analysis tools such as JMP, and Excel
  • Experience with layout tools such as Cadence & Coventor. Knowledge of MEMS simulation tools such as Coventor and Ansys.
  • Knowledge of the application of analytical techniques such as SEM, FIB, TEM, SAM, AFM, FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, TOF-SIMS, wafer bow measurements, AOI, nano-indentation
  • Knowledge of MEMS characterization techniques including white light interferometry and laser Doppler vibrometry.
  • Broad knowledge of MEMS Technology including actuation and transduction mechanisms and the underlying chemical and physical principles.
  • Knowledge of in-line and end-of-line test procedures and development of WAC specifications.
  • Knowledge of MEMS PCM structure requirements
  • Knowledge BEOL packaging and assembly processes.
  • Strong inclination toward accurate documentation
  • Natural organizer
  • Project management skills such as MS Project, reporting, delegation, on-time delivery

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • S. in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or Physics
  • 3 MEMS processing experience
  • 3 years customer/supplier interfacing
  • Accomplished in the transfer of advanced process and design technology to product manufacturing. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Considerable walking and standing may be required, in addition to sitting for extended periods.

 Work Environment

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment is that of a typical busy fab, and alternately, a relatively quiet office.

Travel

Initial training period at Wispry offices in Irvine is required. Periodic travel required on as-needed basis.

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Sr IT Engineer

SUMMARY:

The Senior IT Engineer for Wispry will work from the Irvine office and report to the GM & VP of Engineering for Wispry. In addition, this position will report to the IT Manager for AAC-Singapore for the purpose to support other AAC-USA office and to support the interconnected infrastructure between WiSpry-Irvine, Wispry-Denmark, and AAC-Singapore.

This is a critical role for supporting and maintaining the IT and computer hardware, software, and interconnected infrastructure. This position will require providing support during normal (PST) working hours, during hours that overlap with other AAC-USA, AAC-Singapore, and Wispry-Denmark working hours.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support of networked servers, SAN and back-up services including network infrastructure, firewalls, and security.
  • Installation of critical OS and security updates, software updates, and new software
  • Upgrade and maintain computer and network hardware in a clean and efficient environment.
  • Develop a help ticket process and support log.
  • Support users in Wispry-Irvine, Wispry-Denmark, and AAC Irvine; Coordinate activities with AAC-Singapore IT Manager.
  • Maintain software license inventory log and coordinate software renewals through the purchasing process.
  • Maintain computer hardware fixed asset inventory including user assignment and software environment.
  • Support key access programming, systems and phone systems, including VOIP

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Expertise with Windows and Linux OS systems and security protocols
  • Expertise to support a range of software tools from Office/Office 365 to engineering software tools such Ansys, Cadence, and others.
  • Expertise with enterprise server solutions from Dell, HP
  • Expertise with cloud services
  • Experience with network device from Cisco, Juniper

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • BSEE, CS, CE or other technical field with an emphasis on computer hardware, software, and networks.
  • >3 years in computer hardware, software, and network support related to Windows and LINUX OS

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to travel to AAC locations in the US and abroad.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The environment is that of a typical office. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Hours will be flexible to be able to support users at sites across the US, in Denmark, and coordinate efforts with IT management in Singapore.

 

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Email us for more information at: rf_mems@wispry.com