Randstad Principal Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Principal Engineer


Albuquerque, NM Salary:

US$ 150,000 - US$ 185,000 per year Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Experience:

5 years Job Type:


Reference #:



Randstad Engineering

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We are seeking a Principal R&D Engineer to support the development of advanced space and terrestrial solar cell products. The Principal R&D Engineer will support the growth, design, and characterization of materials and devices in an R&D environment and provide technical guidance. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Responsibilities for the Principal Engineer

  • Research and develop processes for the MOCVD growth of III/V semiconductor photovoltaic devices from the concept phase to the manufacturing phase.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the relationship between growth process, materials properties, device design, and device performance. Use modeling and simulation tools to guide experiments and understand results.

  • Develop a strong understanding of the design, construction, manufacturing methods, and operating principles of series interconnected multi-junction solar cells.

  • Analyze and interpret test data, correlate device performance to growth structure and design features.

  • Create growth recipes and develop understanding of growth reactor functionality. Troubleshoot reactor issues and growth-related device issues within a clean room.

Requirements for the Principal Engineer

  • Master s Degree or higher in material science, electrical engineering, or physics.

  • 5 years of experience in solar cell device and product development, a strong background in common III/V (Arsenide and Phosphide) semiconductor growth, materials characterization, solar cell device design and theory, experience in a production manufacturing facility.


  • Includes a comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Job Number: 125868

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