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Sr. Electrical Engineer


Role Description

The Material Metrology Division at Nova is looking for a highly technical and motivated individual to support our growth in the semiconductor material metrology segment in Fremont, CA. You will have the opportunity to develop electronics and electrical systems for metrology systems, where your analog circuit and mixed-signal design skills can be fully utilized. Materials Metrology Technology - Nova (novami.com) You will participate in a team of electrical engineers and work directly with scientists to deliver innovative electrical/electronic solutions from research pathfinding to product realization. About Us - Nova Ltd. (formerly Nova Measuring Instruments) - Nova (novami.com)

We are actively seeking a talented Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in enhancing the production capacity and quality of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) and controller systems used in metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry. If you thrive on tackling challenges across the entire spectrum, from PCBAs to controller systems, and enjoy providing effective solutions in a timely manner, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Success in this dynamic position requires proficiency in a diverse range of electronic components, coupled with expertise in circuit PCBAs design and manufacturing processes, as well as a solid understanding of embedded systems.

Pay Range: $135,000 -175,000 Annually (DOE)

About us:

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, mathematics, algorithms, software and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of what is possible in semiconductor manufacturing.
  • We invite you to join our dreamers and winners and brilliant high- aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges, and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
  • We dive deep to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology.

Why Nova:

  • Certified Best Places to Work from "Great Places to Work" in 2022 & 2023 (Rated by our employees) Top 30 in our industry category 
  • Doubled in revenue from 2020 to 2022
  • Customer focus: We value building strong relationships. You'll be the face of Nova, working closely with customers to understand their needs.
  • Continuous learning: We're passionate about growth. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge metrology tools, participate in industry trainings, and receive ongoing mentorship from experienced engineers.


  • Lead efforts to ramp up production capacity of PCBAs and controller systems for metrology equipment, ensuring scalability and efficiency in design and manufacturing processes.
  • Elevate the quality of PCBAs and controller systems, optimizing performance and reliability to meet industry standards and exceed customer expectations. Work closely with vendors and contract manufacturers to address design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for test (DFT) issues, ensuring optimal design and manufacturing outcomes. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot system integration issues, achieving a high yield rate to reduce cycle time.
  • Utilize PCBAs CAD tools, preferably Altium to optimize PCBAs design and release process, ensuring adherence to design specifications and industry standards. Lead product life cycle design activities, including formulating system and PCBAs requirements, facilitating design reviews, and managing design document release via the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.


  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering or related fields.
  • 5+ years of industry work experience on PCBAs design and the programming of embedded systems.
  • Proficient in adeptly troubleshooting issues spanning from PCBAs to controller systems, with a knack for delivering effective solutions promptly.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing electrical design verification and characterization tests with solid understanding of hardware design and manufacturing test parameters. This includes generating test plans for functional and verification and validation testing, as well as writing and executing test scripts required for specific test phases, preferably Python.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing PCBAs board-level analog and mixed-signal circuit design, encompassing schematic capture, layout, best design practice, DFM and DFT.
  • Proficient in PCBAs CAD tools, preferably Altium.
  • Proficient in utilizing oscilloscopes, waveform generator and other lab equipment, etc.
  • Experienced in various types of circuit and PCBAs design, ex. high voltage (5KV, 20KV), flex/rigid, vacuum, low noise, etc.  
  • Experienced in product life cycle design, encompassing the formulation of system and PCBAs requirements, facilitating design reviews, and releasing of design documents via the ECO process.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a strong drive for learning and goal achievement. Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, committed to fostering effective teamwork and achieving collective objectives. 
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