Product Engineer - Power Modules

US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Power Engineering

Job Description

The Power Module Product Engineer will play a key role in the design, development, characterization, and qualification of Wolfspeed’s next generation of silicon carbide (SiC) based multi-chip power modules. After successful transition to volume production and commercial release, the product engineer will continue to support these module products over their complete life cycle.


What can Wolfspeed do for you?

  • Design with the latest SiC power devices and power module technology
  • Opportunity to guide the development of a new portfolio of next-generation power module products through their complete product life cycle
  • Play a crucial role in a high-visibility product development team within Wolfspeed poised for significant revenue growth
  • Opportunity to bring new levels of performance, affordability, and usability to a wide-ranging marketplace

What can you do for Wolfspeed? (Job Responsibilities, Day to Day responsibilities)

  • Support the electrical, thermal, and mechanical design and validation activities using DFMEA, DVP&R, and worst case analysis tools
  • Support module process design activities using PFMEA, PVP&R, DOEs and other statistical tools
  • Own concept, preliminary, and active datasheet generation activities. Guide the testing team to perform static and dynamic characterization, short-circuit and avalanche ruggedness testing, etc.
  • Own qualification and lifetime testing activities. Interface with the reliability team to develop and maintain module-level JEDEC / AECQ compliant test systems. Schedule and track module testing to meet new product introduction timelines. Work with the reliability team to produce reliability reports.
  • Overcome development challenges using 8D and 5-Why problem solving techniques. Work with the physical analysis team to determine root cause and recommend paths forward.
  • Own product engineering activities including SPC tracking, continuous improvement projects, customer RMAs, product change notifications (PCN), product obsolescence, etc.

What you need for success:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering plus 5 years of experience in one or more of the following fields: multi-chip power module package design, power module process design, or power module product development targeting industrial and/or automotive applications
  • Strong working knowledge of electrical, thermal, and mechanical physics domains, interaction modes, failure modes, and design principles
  • Experience creating and maintaining FMEAs and DVP&Rs to understand and retire product risk
  • Experience with JEDEC and/or AECQ power semiconductor qualification standards and methods
  • Experience with 8D problem solving methodology and root cause analysis techniques.
  • May be required to travel (up to 20%) domestically or internationally

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • Demonstrated commercial success in bringing a multi-chip power module product from design, through the qualification process, and supporting production ramp into industrial or automotive markets
  • Experience performing multi-domain Finite Element Analysis studies using tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical data analysis tools such as SAS JMP, Minitab, or similar
  • Experience working with large datasets using scripting tools such as MATLAB, Octave, JMP/JSL, Python, or similar


Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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