Asahi Kasei
  • AK Semiconductors
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vsion, 401K, Time Off, Life Insurance

Overall Responsibilities: 

AKM Semiconductor is seeking an Application Engineer who has 3-5 years of design and test responsibility of Analog and Digital circuit design related to Infrared systems. This engineer should have a strong understanding of PIR and/or NDIR technology, understanding how material composition effects IR transmissivity is a plus. Having the ability to create hardware/software proof of concepts for human presence detection or a variety of different applications where Infrared technology could be utilized. The ideal candidate for this position must thrive in a small team environment working on their own.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop hardware and software related to AKM's IR technology platform adding value where possible.
  • Support IR software that is released to customers
  • Work with 3rd-party lens companies to make sure customers requirements are met.
  • Perform IR system and components testing in the lab
  • Perform component and system level troubleshooting
  • Spec IR technology requirements for future applications
  • Work closely with AKM engineering teams located in the US and Japan


Required qualifications:

  • BSEE or equivalent with 3-5 years' experience
  • Basic lab equipment knowledge, power supply, multimeter, oscilloscope, and soldering
  • PCB layout + schematic design using KiCAD or like software
  • Have solid technical ability in hardware / software
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Systems engineering knowledge for creating complete electronic solutions
  • Experience with customer relations/support
  • Strong problem solving skills and desire to work in fast paced environment
  • Hands-on experience designing and debugging product
  • Willing to program in both C, C++, Java, and python


Additional preferred qualifications:

  1. Bilingual skills in Chinese or Japanese a plus
  2. Android / iOS development experience
  3. Windows application development experience
  4. Track record at a semiconductor company
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