Senior Sensor Characterization Engineer and Lab Manager


San Jose, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 04/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 252 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

About Sentons

Sentons, Inc. is a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company and the world leader in advanced touch and force sensing solutions.

Sentons'‚Äč market defining technology utilizes a combination of ultrasound and direct force sensors, to enable unprecedented ways for users to interact with their personal devices. The result is stunning and intuitive user experiences that extend interactivity to all physical surfaces of a device, beyond the touchscreen. Sentons works with leading OEMs to implement this technology into the next generation of mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic products.

Job Description

As device makers think about how to increase the level of interactivity to seamlessly integrate phones, tablets and other consumer devices into our everyday lives, there is a clear need for touch and force sensing beyond the screen. For Sentons, every surface is an opportunity for interactivity. We have developed an innovative new sensor technology using ultrasound that can make any surface touch and force sensitive. Our core products are our sensor chips and sensor controllers, and we work with top customers to design custom sensor modules for their products.

With offices in Silicon Valley, Taiwan, and China Sentons is driven to capture the opportunities in this rapidly evolving market. We seek to grow our team and extend the innovative, creative, and customer-oriented culture we’ve created.


In this role, the key responsibilities are the following:

  • Bench test, debug and validation of both Mixed Signal ICs and touch sensor modules
  • Complete system characterization and spec compliance testing for touch sensors in high-volume consumer electronics products
  • Debug of chip level, board level and sensor level issues
  • Development and execution of scripts (i.e. Python, Matlab) to validate IC and sensor over Process, Voltage, Temperature
  • Management of lab resources including managing technician day-to-day tasks, maintaining inventory for parts, tools and equipment, creating SOPs for common tasks
  • Generation of reports


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, MS or higher is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience with touch sensor characterization and debug
  • Familiarity with touch sensor technologies and performance metrics
  • Proficiency with MATLAB and Excel to collect, analyze, and present characterization data
  • Skill with report generation and data visualization
  • Experience with bench evaluation of mixed signal ICs
  • Good knowledge in PCB board design, debug and development
  • Good experience in coding skills (Python, Perl, C++, Shell, Matlab) and knowledge of test equipment programming for automating laboratory measurements
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with diverse teams



Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent


Competitive salary, benefits package and stock options in a venture-backed startup.

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