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Staff Engineer, Power Electronics (High Power EE Design) at WiTricity
Watertown, MA, US

We are seeking a Power Electronics Staff Engineer for the wireless charging engineering team in our Watertown, MA facility supporting high power electric vehicle applications. Projects will focus on developing products from concept through design, development, verification, release to manufacturing and support with the end goal of delivering cost-effective automotive products.Tasks will include circuit modeling and design, simulation, schematic capture, PCB layout and test. Candidates must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly technical environment.  Candidates should be highly motivated with a deep fundamental understanding of power circuits and high-frequency power conversion concepts up to 20KW.

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate designs of new, high-efficiency, power conversion and circuits including power factor correction, resonant and soft-switching inverters (at power levels from 3 to 20 KW)
  • Analyze, simulate, design, implement, debug, and characterize power conversion feedback control systems. Both analog and digital control system implementations should be considered
  • Lead the PCB and packaging design and prototyping efforts, including developing functional and design specifications, test and qualification procedures
  • Organize and perform prototyping and simulation efforts, direct and coordinate in-house and external prototype fabrication efforts
  • Support new technology development initiatives and other critical projects
  • Communicate/collaborate with various team members, both verbal and written, on technical information regarding electronic and electrical system design and performance

Requirements:

  • BSEE required; Advanced degree in electrical engineering is desirable
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience working in power electronics design, analysis, modeling, and testing;  demonstrated competency and innovation with AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC power electronics converters up to 5KW required; 20 KW desired
  • Demonstrated ability to take designs from concept through to mass production; candidate must have experience with cost down, regulatory agency approvals (e.g. FCC, CE), and release to manufacturing
  • Proficient with Design for Manufacturing, Testing, and Compliance best practices
  • Desirable skills/experience:
    • High-frequency switch mode power supply design, resonant converters and related components
    • MATLAB / Simulink, Altium, LabView; C/C++
    • Oscilloscope, Network Analyzer, Power Analyzer, Signal Generator, Electronic Load
    • Automotive and industrial applications
  • Energetic team player who is fully engaged with the success of the business and a willingness to do what is necessary to get the job done
  • Strong Engineering lab bench skills are required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills