Applications Engineer- Automotive

Engineering · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Per Experience

Applications Engineer

About GaN Systems

GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the largest portfolio of transistors that uniquely address the needs of today’s most demanding industries including data center servers, renewable energy systems, automotive, industrial motors and consumer electronics.


As a market-leading innovator, GaN Systems makes possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. The company’s award-winning products provide system design opportunities free from the limitations of yesterday’s silicon. By changing the rules of transistor performance, GaN Systems is enabling power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world. For more information, please visit:


  • Support AC/DC power products for consumer, datacenter, and power switching applications
  • Characterization and benchmarking of power semiconductor devices including competitive analysis
  • Developing Demo Kits including PCB Design, Component Selection, Magnetics design, Application Notes, Demo operation guides
  • Interfacing with design and marketing to ensure customer requirements are heard for new product developments
  • Understand and translate market & customer requirements into product specifications
  • Computer simulation of product performance in applications
  • Support the development of online simulation and design tools
  • Present papers, seminars, and support customer questions at display booths
  • Provide in depth training for field personnel not only on product functionality but also in support of value discussions
  • Provide training for Field Applications Engineers to enhance skills in circuit design, component selection, magnetics design, and design for cost


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the end use conditions for major AC-DC markets; Mobile Chargers, Appliances, Energy Meters, Laptop Adapters, PC Power, Security equipment, and others
  • Knowledge of Synchronous Buck Conversion and typical control methods; Constant On-Time, Voltage Mode PWM and Current Mode PWM
  • Circuit simulation using ORCAD, Cadence or similar tools
  • Excellent PCB Design skills and knowledge of layout techniques for Safety and EMI compliance, low noise, and high-power density
  • Testing of first Silicon is a strong plus
  • A combination of 2-5 years’ experience in Power Supply design and Power Semiconductor Applications
  • Experience with setting up an applications engineering lab
  • BS in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)


GaN Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to select the best qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based on their skills, experience and performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, gender, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Ottawa, Ontario
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  • Minimum Experience
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