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Ten years and over $20 million of R&D has led to early-stage productization with three major industrial partners, each one a global leader in their respective field. NevadaNano has increased staffing from 5 employees to more than 40 between 2014 and 2017, and continues to recruit highly skilled engineering talent. The following positions are currently open:

The Nevada Nanotech design team is searching for a team oriented, senior analog and mixed-signal circuit design engineer. In this role, the engineer will be responsible for the definition, architecture, design, and release to production of circuit boards that interface with Nevada Nanotech nano sensors to measure and identify gases, chemicals and bio-material.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Work with sensor and manufacturing groups to define products for chemical, gas and bio-material sensor measurements
  • Work with sensor and manufacturing groups to introduce new products
  • Design low-level, low-noise analog and mixed-signal circuits and boards to meet product requirements
  • Verify that circuits, boards and system operation meet product specifications using computer simulation and other testing
  • Prepare support documents and present design reviews

Requirements

  • Analog circuit design: TIA amplifiers, peak detectors, lock-in detectors, phase lock loops, DDS, ADC, DAC, instrumentation amplifiers, programmable current sources, difference amplifiers, reference regulators, etc.
  • Low-level, low-noise analog circuit design with dynamic levels in the nano-ampere and micro-volt range.  Use of Kelvin measurement and difference measurement techniques.
  • SPI and I2C digital interfaces
  • High volume product experience
  • Design to manufacturing experience
  • Ability to help product team find the optimal design in the sensor, product, cost, and performance trade-off space.
  • Thermocouple, thermopile, RTD interfacing
  • Familiarity with SPICE simulator (TINA, LTSpice, PSpice, etc)
  • Python, MATLAB or other scripting languages
  • System design
  • Presenting design reviews

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Management and mentoring small design team
  • Digital design
  • RF design
  • PID heater control
  • C language
  • Verilog, VHDL
  • Board layout design (ORCAD, etc.)
  • Analog and Mixed signal ASIC design

Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. has over a decade of experience in research and development of micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) based sensor modules and subsystems for a diverse array of commercial and government applications and support the development of the Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™), a MEMS-based chemical analysis chip for product launch.

The senior embedded software engineer position is responsible for “leading and managing” the development of embedded software including software architecture, code development, verification/validation, and version control in an agile, small team environment.

Primary Responsibilities

In addition to software development, this position is responsible for talent acquisition and development, providing employee performance feedback, and regularly presenting to corporate management and clients about project status, test protocols and conditions, and key conclusions drawn from the development process. Also responsible for evaluation and implementation of R&D software projects.

Requirements

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related technical field and considered an experienced professional
  • Experience in formal software development cycle including software architecture, code development, verification/validation, and version control
  • Experience using C/C++ in embedded firmware applications
  • Experience developing in Linux, OSX, and Windows environments
  • Experience using Git version control
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a small team in a highly dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to quickly identify critical path forward
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in successfully leading software development projects

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with sensors including algorithm/software development, data analysis, and testing, and release control
  • Experience developing MISRA compliant safety critical software
  • Experience developing Android applications
  • Experience developing software for embedded Linux systems
  • Chemometric software experience

Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NevadaNano) is seeking a full-time, senior MEMS Process Integration characterization engineer. Candidate must have proven ability in producing innovating MEM’s designs/characterizing throughout the product life cycle.

Primary Responsibilities

Develop MEMS sensor processes for the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS™) that meets the performance reliability and manufacturing requirements.

Design and test new products that incorporate the MPS™, a MEMS-based chemical analysis chip.  Establish new test and characterization procedures for the Molecular Property Spectrometer system, which is designed to measure and identify chemicals in a sample of air.

Requirements

  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience developing Semiconductor processes (MEMS preferred).
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in multiple process disciplines such as DRIE Silicon etch, sputter and evaporation depositions, various dielectric depositions, wet and plasma etching, wafer to wafer bonding using various techniques etc.
  • Experience in developing MEMS sensors.
  • A disciplined use of statistical methods to establish robust process controls and healthy process capabilities, analyze process yield, and perform experimental design and analysis.
  • Comfort working with a wide variety of different functions including R&D, Process Integration, and Operations to effectively accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Successful track record of New Product Development
  • Clear thinking, creativity, excellent problem analysis, organization and problem solving skills

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Design and define new MEMS process flows to meet product and manufacturing requirements
  • Work with foundries engineers on unit process development (in such areas as lithography, thin-film deposition, wet and dry etch including DRIE, wafer bonding)
  • Drive the ramp and scale-up of new micro-fabrication processes from prototype to manufacturing
  • Assess the manufacturability of new unit processes and process flows
  • Perform daily analysis of data from production and engineering process runs, qualifying changes or additions to manufacturing toolsets and process flows, and designing and executing engineering experiments to either resolve process excursions or to drive process or performance improvements
  • New product introduction for MEMS-based products
  • Work with Product Engineers to determine optimal product configuration
  • Familiar with defect tracking tools and techniques

Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NevadaNano) is looking for a full-time Senior Product Quality and Reliability Engineer responsible for all aspects of quality and reliability for MEMS products through the entire product development cycle and into production ensuring reliability and maintainability of new products, processes, facilities, controls and safety systems.

Primary Responsibilities 

Ensure reliability in designs and testing methodology are integral to new products that incorporate the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS™), a MEMS-based chemical analysis chip.  Define and implement reliability in design methodology, testing verification approach, configuration management processes, and maintain full product development lifecycle data.  Lean and Six Sigma knowledge is required. Work with various professionals in different fields of science, engineering and manufacturing to transition the core MPS technology from concept to finished product.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering and 8+ years’ experience
  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (production, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers, inspectors and customer service
  • Own the development programs from a reliability and quality standpoint – guide and influence the cross-functional development teams to utilize best practices, properly assess the reliability  of products as they are developed, and continually improve corporate reliability processes and methods.
  • Work with customers to understand quality and reliability expectations and requirements and ensure those are integrated into the MEMS product development process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Clear thinking, creativity, excellent problem-analysis and problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills & Experience 

  • Work with the project engineering team to ensure reliability and maintainability of new products throughout the product life cycle
  • Experience with wafer fab (MEMs) and assembly processes, test processes, product engineering, or quality and reliability engineering a plus
  • Perform reliability engineering and statistical data analysis including interpreting data, identifying issues, trends and risks, while ensuring conformance to product specifications
  • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine the criteria for product acceptance tests and inspection criteria
  • Effectively utilize predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
  • Perform reliability assessments of new concepts and data analysis techniques that can include:
    • Statistical process control
    • Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    • Reliability modeling and prediction,
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
    • Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)
    • Work with the production team to perform analyses including:
    • Asset utilization
    • Equipment effectiveness
    • Remaining useful life

Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NevadaNano) is looking for a full-time, senior MEM’s sensor product development/characterization engineer. Candidate must have proven ability designing/characterizing innovative products throughout the product life cycle.

Primary Responsibilities

Design and test new products that incorporate the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS™) sensors, a MEMS-based chemical analysis chip.  Establish new test and characterization procedures for the Molecular Property Spectrometer system, which is designed to measure and identify chemicals in a sample of air.  Perform software and hardware development as required to develop robust test protocols.

Requirements

  • BS/MS in analytical chemistry, electrical engineering, physics or similar
  • 10+ year’s professional experience in Sensor design, test and characterization
  • Design and development of a MEM’s gas sensors for applications using micro-fabrication and packaging technologies
  • Ability to be self-directed with minimal supervision
  • Must be a hands-on problem solver
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Clear thinking, creativity, excellent problem analysis and problem solving skills

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience with MEMS and/or integrated circuit testing and test equipment
  • Experience developing test software
  • Versatile skills and technical interests
  • Familiarity with a range of software, techniques and equipment to carry out research and analysis
  • Experience with critically analyzing and interpreting data to answer questions
  • Capability in developing new analytical testing methods
  • Analyze and interpret data and identify issues, trends, test coverage and conformance to product specifications
  • Interface to product development teams to ensure issues identified during testing are addressed
  • Familiar with defect tracking tools and techniques
  • Experience with fabrication processes
  • Experience with MEMS design for manufacturability
  • Experience with MEMS reliability

Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NevadaNano) is seeking a full-time Chemometric engineer. Candidate must have proven ability designing/characterizing and delivering automated data analysis software for complex multi-data set systems.

Primary Responsibilities

Design and test new products that incorporate the Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™), a MEMS-based chemical analysis chip. Apply techniques in chemometrics to multivariate discriminant analysis, logistic regression, neural networks, and regression/classification trees—including use of classification or cluster analysis to discover patterns in complex datasets. Develop calibration models which can be used to predict properties of interest, based on measured properties of the chemical system, such as pressure, flow, temperature, and mass spectra. The development process requires understanding and implementation of calibration or training datasets, which include reference values for the properties of interest for prediction, and the measured attributes believed to correspond to these properties.

In this position, the successful candidate will work with colleagues to create and evaluate data algorithms and software to analyze complex multivariate datasets and come to classification/quantification conclusions that can be conveyed simply to an end user (e.g. via a Graphical User Interface).  Experience with Matlab and other pertinent programming languages is required. Some specific applications include complex data interpretation, programming tools to export data in useful formats, data analysis, evaluation of vendor software, data reduction, harvesting information-rich datasets across multiple measurement techniques and workflow.

Requirements

  • MS/Ph.D. degree in computational chemistry, math or a related field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in the field of chemometrics
  • Ability to be self-directed with minimal supervision
  • Must be a hands-on problem solver

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary development team to identify the most impactful model and implementations that will derive unique process understanding, process efficiency, tactical solutions to support the product development
  • Provide leadership on projects for all aspects of multivariate analysis and associated modelling activities
  • Advocate and support good data management principles throughout the product life cycle
  • Track record of successful product introduction

About Nevada Nanotech Systems

NevadaNano is a fast-paced, emerging start-up company that has developed a small, low-cost chemical detection system called the Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™), capable of detecting and identifying a wide variety of chemicals in vapor, solid or liquid form. The MPS™ chip’s low power consumption, small size and light weight make it appealing for numerous applications. The MPS™ uses multiple sensor elements incorporated into a compact, flow-through solid state silicon chip. The sensing elements measure a variety of thermodynamic and electrostatic molecular properties of sampled vapors, liquids and particles, thereby providing a highly orthogonal analysis of the sample. The MPS™ utilizes these measurements to analyze unknown samples and identify the molecules present. Applications in markets include Environmental Monitoring, Industrial Chemical Analysis, Security & Safety, and Life Science.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and incentive stock options.