Director of MEMS Engineering

Job Status:

Full time
San Jose, California


Minimum 10 years in high-tech field designing MEMS sensors. MS or higher in EE, ME, or similar. Hands-on manager and team builder.


  • Populate and execute NextInput’s sensor roadmap
  • Leverage existing IP into new functions and develop novel sensing techniques
  • Build and manage team to perform design, modeling, simulation, and characterization
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary system integration efforts combining mechanical and electrical systems
  • Support foundry operations during process transfer/development


Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering
Strong preference for a PhD Degree with a focus on MEMS Engineering


  • 10+ years of relevant MEMS design experience in sensors (inertial, pressure, microphone, etc.) with a strong preference for consumer markets


The ideal candidate has the ability to complete tasks with a high level of autonomy, manage MEMS development teams, work with a high degree of professionalism, and exhibit entrepreneurial enthusiasm. Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Strong skill set to work with and manage MEMS engineering teams
  • Ability and drive to individually contribute where needed
  • Extensive knowledge of MEMS design and process fundamentals
  • Experience in multiple transducer types – capacitive, piezoelectric, piezo resistive
  • Knowledge of wet and dry etching processes, DRIE, fusion, anodic, and eutectic bonding techniques
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter (in email body) referencing this position to NextInput, Inc. at

About NextInput:

NextInput, Inc. provides market leading force sensing solutions to enable the next generation of intuitive, 3D human interface experience for a broad range of markets including Mobile, Wearable, IoT, Automotive, Medical and Industrial. The multi-billion unit touch enabled market is ripe for the adoption of force-based touch, for which NextInput has the best solutions in MEMS force sensing technology and algorithms.