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Senior Applications Engineer Circuit Protection

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

NJ - Princeton, US

Requisition ID:  3185

Qorvo recently acquired United Silicon Carbide a leading provider of silicon carbide power semiconductors. This new addition expands Qorvo's reach into the fast-growing markets for electric vehicles (EVs), industrial power, circuit protection, renewables and data center power. United Silicon Carbide becomes Power Device Solutions within Qorvo's Infrastructure & Defense Products (IDP) business.


United Silicon Carbide's SiC technology, together with our complementary Programmable Power Management products and world-class supply chain capabilities, enable Qorvo to deliver superior levels of power efficiency in advanced applications.



Qorvo Power Device Solutions (PDS) is seeking a highly qualified applications engineering candidate for SiC power products (discrete devices, co-packaged smart power devices and high power modules) focused on the emerging area of solid state circuit breakers, solid state power controllers and circuit protection. 


The position can be located in Princeton(NJ) or Richardson (TX). The location can be flexible for the right candidate willing to travel.



  • Overseeing the development of the product strategy for industrial, EV and Aerospace applications of solid state breakers and power controllers
  • Oversee the implementation of demonstration systems for the unique PDS circuit protection solutions
  • Being deeply involved with business development, for key customers, and providing technical support to bring key programs to successful launch
  • Working with partners on defining the controller, in conjunction with the power semiconductors, packages and system integration
  • Participating in standards bodies, and translating the standards requirements into product and control solutions
  • Defining the driver ICs, in conjunction with the power semiconductors, packages and system integration
  • Define methods of determining MTTF relevant to field use


  • Desired Degree: M.S/Ph.D 
  • >10 years experience with AC breakers, DC switchgear, Hybrid breakers, Solid state breakers, Solid state power controller and how show circuit breakers technology is deployed in industrial, ship, EV and Aerospace settings
  • System level knowledge on how breakers impact the design of downstream motor and other loads. And impact of breakers on large battery powered systems
  • Knowledge of current breaker technology, DC/AC/Contactors/Hybrid/Solid-state
  • Knowledge of Solid-state power controllers, and how to design with them
  • Knowledge of semiconductor components

Work Authorization:  Because this position is located at our Richardson, TX location where we have contracts with the US government, qualified candidates must have US Worker status. 

Location: Princeton(NJ) or Richardson (TX)


The above duties are not intended to be all-inclusive or permanent. The requirements of the position may change based on the business need. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change.




We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.


Qorvo is an E-Verify Employer. For more information, please see the Right to Work and E-Verify Participation posters.

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