Luminus, Inc. is an established fast growing profitable company developing and manufacturing high power LED devices for general lighting and specialty lighting applications including industrial, medical and automotive lighting, and is recognized as a leader and innovator in color quality, human centric lighting, broad spectrum and power density. The company’s headquarters is in Silicon Valley and is wholly owned by San’an Optoelectronics, a world leading LED, photo diode and RF chip manufacturer based in China.

We are looking for a Product Development Engineer with experience developing high power LED’s or semiconductors for the automotive market.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Develop high power LED products for automotive lighting applications.  This requires innovative thinking on concepts, conducting optical performance testing and hands on experimentation to validate design.

·        Bring an automotive mindset and expertise throughout the overall product realization process, including leading critical APQP deliverables, such as DFMEA/PFMEA

·       Collaborate with chip/epi teams in China to create optimized chip/package structure.

·       Lead product development cycles, while coordinating with the operations and marketing team.  

·       Keep manufacturability in mind during the design phase and assist in the development of manufacturing processes.

·       Manage multiple projects and track progress as a project manager.  Prepare and present development status at phase exit meetings.

·       Generating intellectual property and work with patent attorneys to file patent applications. 


·       Master or PhD degree in engineering, physics, materials or related fields.

·       Minimum 10 years of experience in product development, with at least 5 years in the automotive sector. 

·       Extensive practice of APQP/PPAP processes and hands-on experience with critical processes such as D/PFMEA for automotive semiconductor products (LEDs or power semiconductors strongly preferred). Familiarity with AEC.Q102 desired.

·       Experience/knowledge with optoelectronic device package design and process development.

·       Good understanding of LED chip and device characteristics. 

·       Experience working with oversea CM’s is desirable.

·       Highly motivated individual and good team player.  “Whatever it takes” attitude - Strong sense of project ownership with strong desire to push projects toward end goals.

·       Be able to travel internationally on a need basis. (Less than 10%)