Power Electronics Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200221432
The Special Projects Group is seeking a Power Electronics Design Engineer for the Hardware Engineering Team. The candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and implementation of power electronics topologies as well as the design, bring-up, and design verification of power electronics and control boards. The position requires a hands-on approach, a can-do attitude, a passion for exploring diverse aspects of electrical design, excellent multi-disciplined teamwork, and a willingness to take on risk.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 5+ years of power electronics design experience
  • Experience designing high voltage power electronics and 3 phase inverters preferred
  • Simulation skills including Spice, MATLAB, PLECS
  • Proficiency with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, programmable power
  • supplies, function generators, power analyzers, and electronic loads
  • Familiar with EMC design concepts for power converters
  • Experience working in a team environment and self-motivated
  • Ability to articulate design issues in quantitative terms both verbally and with
  • documentation to a diverse audience and gathering team support
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and ability to use statistical techniques
  • Must possess good understanding of thermals, mechanical, packaging, and cost impacts
  • Consumer electronics experience not required, consideration will be given to qualified
  • candidates from medical, automotive, aerospace, and power electronics
  • Flexibility and comfortable working in a quickly changing environment


Design, simulation, and analysis of power electronic topologies and circuits including: power supplies, MCUs, gate drive, power stage, and protection circuitry • Defining design requirements, schematics, constraints, board stack-up, and layout from product-level requirements • Circuit prototyping, characterization, and validation • Specification development and documentation of compliance • Perform failure analyses such as DFMEA and worst case circuit analysis (WCCA) as well as failure analyses on products in design verification • Developing test and validation plans and documenting test results • Design, building, and configuring complex test setups • Data analysis generated from factory builds and lab experiments • Presenting designs and test results to a group of diverse set of engineering focus groups including EEs, MEs, EMC, thermal, and others • Generating and accepting constructive feedback in brainstorming / design review forums

Education & Experience

BS in Electrical Engineering required, MS and PhD highly valued.

Additional Requirements

  • This position will require domestic and international travel (10%+)