Senior Power Electronics Design Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 05/14/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 229418

Senior Power Electronics Design Engineer 

In this position you will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams designing, developing, and verifying power and analog electronics for use in a wide array of applications.  These applications include miniature power conversion and management circuitry, radiation hardened designs, novel battery management circuitry, small motor controllers, switched-mode power conversion and precision feedback systems.  As a senior member of the Instrumentation, Analog, & Power Electronics Group you will help shape power system and analog hardware architectures and lead electronics development activities by applying sound engineering and project management principles.

Required Qualifications:
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering and 7+ years direct and demonstrated experience in the design and development of analog and power conversion/distribution circuitry and systems. Exceptional candidates with a BSEE and 10+ years related experience will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of the following areas: switched mode and linear power electronics design, ultra-miniature power supplies, battery management systems, motor controller design, system-level power distribution design, system/board level grounding/shielding and EMC design techniques,
  • Schematic capture and board layout experience.
  • Experience integrating and debugging power and analog control systems.
  • Ability to perform circuit simulation using Spice or variants and system modeling and analysis using MATLAB, Simulink, or other comparable tools.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working for/with Defense/Aerospace companies.
  • Radiation hardened and high reliability electronics design experience.
  • Experience with EMI/EMC qualification testing per commercial and military standards (e.g. MIL-STD-461, CRISPR 22, RTCA/DO-160, etc.).
  • Experience in design for harsh environments as embodied in common commercial and military standards (e.g. RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810, etc.)
  • Expert level knowledge of device characteristics such as MOSFETs, IGBTs, BJTs, JFETs, diodes, various capacitor families, etc.


Security Clearance Required:  Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
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