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MEMS Modeling Engineer

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InnoVista Sensors™ is a worldwide specialist leader in sensing, control and motion products. Through its brands, Systron Donner Inertial offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in the most demanding growing markets. To learn more, visit us at

We are looking to recruit for our brand Systron Donner Inertial, specialist in high performance precision quartz MEMS and inertial sensing products and systems.

 Job Summary

 Located in Concord, Ca., this exempt role reports to the Director of Engineering - Sensors; Applicants must be US citizen or Permanent Residents for employment.

The Staff MEMS design engineer is part of InnoVista /Systron Donner Inertial MEMS product development team and responsible for advanced modeling of MEMS devices applied to a wide range of inertial products with state-of-the-art performance requirements. 

Main duty is around streamlining advanced modeling methods and abstraction level to best fit the multi-disciplinary CAD flow involved in inertial product development for aerospace and defense applications. 

The position also involves the direct support of detailed design of complex MEMS products, including design optimization, layout, test, evaluation and debugging of prototypes and design support for production.
Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead role in advancing modeling methodologies of complex behavior in electromechanical devices and their interaction with their environment, from manufacturing to packaging and in‐field use.
  • Streamlining advanced modeling methods and abstraction level to best fit the multi-disciplinary CAD flow involved in inertial product development for aerospace and defense applications. 
  • Direct support of detailed design of complex MEMS products, including design optimization, layout, test, evaluation and debugging of prototypes and design support for production.
  • Hands-on individual contribution focus initially, may evolve to people and project management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 8 years of related experience are desired (5yrs min. after PhD). 
  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals and physics applied to MEMS devices and products.
  • Proficiency in Finite Element Modeling and Multiphysics solvers (Ansys, Comsol, etc...) involved in mechanical, electrostatic, piezoelectric and thermal physics.
  • Advanced knowledge and relevant product experience in design of MEMS devices.
  • Advanced knowledge in Behavioral Modeling and System Modeling (Matlab, C, Verilog‐A).
  • Understanding of electronic hardware and IC design flows and layout verification (DRC,LVS).
  • Understanding of MEMS fabrication process, and design for manufacturing (DFM).
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skill.
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.


  • PhD degree in Physics, Computational Physics
  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering with relevant experience will be considered
  • An advanced degree in relevant field may reduce the minimum experience required 
  • Please note: Potential candidates will meet the education and/or experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role. US Citizenship or Permanent Residence status is required for this role.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: InnoVista Sensors is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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