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Power Electronics/Machine Learning Researcher

Organization: Eaton | Type: Full Time Position | Pay Range: $101,360 - $139,370 | Location: Golden, CO or Southfield, MI | Recruiter/Contact: Katie Honeycutt | Deadline: 2022-12-23 | US Citizenship Required

Description:
This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to a transformational project developing artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) aided model-based systems engineering methods. The ultimate goal is to design innovative power electronics solutions for transportation electrification applications through the development of advanced computing methods. The incumbent will join a world-class research team including internal and external partners to deliver on research and commercialization projects jointly funded by Eaton and government research agencies.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Responsibilities:

Plans and executes research activities in AI/ML aided power electronics design and tool development including coordination of the activities of internal and external research partners.
Uses state of the art concepts to advance the technology base, develop competencies, and identify strategies for creating competitive advantage through design automation.
Remain current on relevant scientific and industry trends and state-of-the-art techniques
Be knowledgeable of the state-of-the-art concepts and principles of AI/ML aided design and well versed in various power electronics mode

Qualifications:
PhD in applicable engineering domain
5 years of relevant experience or new PhD graduate depending upon experience in relevant research areas
Strong theoretical and technical background in power electronics design, modeling and simulation tools and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning aided design
Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

How to Apply:
Apply directly to link below or can email directly with resume to KatieDhoneycutt@Eaton.com

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  • Power Electronics R&D Engineer

    Organization: Delta Electronics | Type: Full time | Location: Plano, TX | Recruiter/Contact: Charlie Wu | Deadline: 2022-12-31

    Description:
    Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd. is seeking a highly motivated and creative Power Electronics Engineer with broad knowledge and experience to perform R&D projects for the next-generation of datacenter and EV high-density power converters. You will be working with our staff at Power Electronics Lab in Plano, TX.
    Responsibilities
    • Conceptualize and develop new technologies to improve power density and efficiency of the next generation power converters for EV and datacenters.
    • Lead, design, build and verify selected concepts and technologies.
    • Build and maintain technical competencies, answer questions and present tutorials to product teams in Asia and Europe.
    • Track future technologies and megatrends that can impact the next generation power conversion systems from both market and advanced requirements aspects.

    Qualifications:
    • Deep knowledge in circuit topologies, soft-switching techniques, modeling and control of various types of power converters.
    • Hands-on experience in designing, debugging, and testing power converters.
    • Familiarity with control theory and implementation using digital controllers.
    • Solid understanding of high frequency magnetic component design and multi-physics simulation tools.

    • Solid knowledge of wide band gap device characteristics, driving circuitry, loss mechanisms, and protection.
    • Solid knowledge on single-phase and three-phase LLC and CLLC resonant converters, including bidirectional operation. Knowledge of single-phase totem-pole and three-phase PFC circuits in CCM, boundary and interleaving operation.
    • Knowledge on high-frequency design and EMC mitigation techniques, including practices to reduce layout parasitics.
    • Familiar with optimization of high frequency magnetics and PCB windings
    • Knowledge of power architectures for EV charging, datacenters, renewable energy

    How to Apply:
    Email: Charlie.Wu@deltaww.com

    Member of the R&D Staff

    Organization: Delta Electronics | Type: Full time regular Employee | Location: Raleigh, NC | Recruiter/Contact: Dereck Miske | Deadline: 2022-12-31

    Description:
    ower Electronics R&D Engineer Position



    Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd. is seeking a highly motivated and creative Power Electronics Engineer with broad knowledge and experience to perform R&D projects for the next-generation datacenter power solutions and extreme fast DC charging. You will be working at Milan M. Jovanović Power Electronics Lab, located in Research Triangle Park, NC. (www.deltartp.com)



    Responsibilities

    Performing advanced research, development, and testing of power electronics technologies for high power, medium voltage applications.
    Working closely with R&D and product development teams to propose new power solutions, analyze trade-offs and run test verification.
    Building and maintaining technical competency in high power electronics for medium voltage systems.

    Qualifications:
    Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    Deep knowledge in circuit topologies, soft-switching techniques, modeling and control of various types of power converters.
    Hands-on experience in designing, debugging, and testing power converters.
    Familiarity with control theory and implementation using digital controllers.
    Proficiency in power-electronics simulation tools such as: MATLAB/Simulink, SIMPLIS, PLECS, and MathCAD.
    Solid understanding of high frequency magnetic component design and multi-physics simulation tools.
    Knowledge on high voltage insulation concepts and e-field mitigation techniques.


    Preferred Knowledge and Experiences

    Solid understanding of multi-level converter and its apapplications
    Solid understanding of wide band gap power semiconductor device characteristics, driving circuitry and protection.
    Familiarity with power architectures for EV charging, datacenters, renewable energy, and energy storage systems.
    Familiarity with regulatory requirements and standards.

    How to Apply:
    Please email resume to peter.barbosa@deltaww.com or to dereck.miske@deltaww.com

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  • Analog/Digital Design

    Organization: Richtek Technology Corporation | Type: Internship | Location: Allentown or Portland | Recruiter/Contact: Tracy Tsai | Deadline: 2022-12-31 | US Citizenship Required

    Description:
    Your responsibilities will include either architecting and designing analog circuits such a bandgaps, current sense, auto-zero amplifiers, high speed buffers, power FET gate drivers, running top level simulations
    OR
    RTL coding, simulation, synthesis, timing closure, verification, evaluation, debugging of large digital blocks both at the circuit level and behavioral level.
    Both positions involve routine communication with a highly talented team of analog and digital design engineers and verification engineers to solve problems and present information as well as active participation in work groups, providing ideas and collaborative teamwork.

    Qualifications:
    • MS or PhD focusing on Analog or Digital design
    • Knowledge of transistor level design OR RTL
    • Knowledge and experience with Simulation tools and writing test benches
    • Scripting and automation skills using TCL, Python or C/C++
    • Experience with digital protocols I2C, SPI etc
    • Good written/verbal communication skills and strong team work/collaboration

    How to Apply:
    email resume to tracy_tsai@richtek.com

    Electrical Engineer - Power Supply Designer

    Organization: TDK-Lambda Corporation | Type: Full-time | Location: Plano, TX | Recruiter/Contact: Lucy Khuu | Deadline: 2023-01-08

    Description:
    Performs development, testing, and troubleshooting of high-density power supplies with digital control; drives new development programs from concept to production and supports products after release.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Develop state-of-the-art high power density DC-DC and AC-DC power modules.
    • Maintain multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Design for excellent manufacturability.
    • Perform analysis, simulation and testing to verify designs.
    • Create and maintain design documentation.
    • Meet project schedules, cost constraints and quality/reliability standards.
    • Use multi-tasking skills to deliver consistent, accurate results on time.
    • Provide engineering support for production products.
    • Analyze customer issues, improve test yield, and evaluate component changes.
    • Test and troubleshoot, provide customer support of product.

    Qualifications:
    • Familiar with lab equipment operation, layout and testing, and power supply design.
    • Skilled in power electronics design and testing, including magnetic devices and control loop analysis.
    • Understand operation and tradeoffs between various power train topologies and power semiconductor technologies.
    • Experience with digital control and communication, including software and firmware development. Hands on experience with TI C2000 or UCD chip and/or Microchip dsPIC devices is a plus.
    • Familiar with safety agency standards and approval processes.
    • High degree of initiative, with the ability to deliver results independently.
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills required.

    Education and/or Experience
    BSEE or advanced degree with 5 years industry experience.

    How to Apply:
    Please apply at the company website.

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  • Systems & Architecture

    Organization: Richtek Technology Corporation | Type: Internship | Location: Allentown or Portland | Recruiter/Contact: Tracy Tsai | Deadline: 2023-01-31 | US Citizenship Required

    Description:
    Your responsibilities will include modeling and simulating power architectures in SIMPLIS, testing VR systems in the lab for transient performance and AC stability, verifying and debugging high speed communication protocols, gathering data for a test plan that exercises all the features of these systems and debugging silicon issues

    Qualifications:
    • MS or PhD focusing on Power
    • Modeling power converters in SIMPLIS
    • Experience with oscilloscopes, bode analyzers, pattern generators, load transient generators
    • Experience with digital protocols I2C, SPI etc
    • Experience testing and modifying boards containing multiple chips, connectors and passives
    • Good written/verbal communication skills and strong team work/collaboration

    How to Apply:
    email resume to tracy_tsai@richtek.com

    Research Engineer Power Electronics - Inverter Concepts

    Organization: Robert Bosch GmbH | Type: Full time | Location: Robert-Bosch-Campus 1, 71272 Renningen, Germany | Recruiter/Contact: Julian Veitengruber | Deadline: 2023-03-31

    Description:
    - In our team, you will actively shape the research activities for the development of new concepts in an interdisciplinary team. Here, you will support the existing team of experts with your knowledge and ideas.
    - Furthermore, you will develop innovative approaches for future traction inverters with a strong focus on function, design and integration. You evolve the research activities from the first sketch to the final application. Your analytical and structured approach enables you to identify and evaluate innovative concepts.
    - Thanks to your know-how, you drive your tasks forward in a targeted manner from the first idea to the first tests in the laboratory.
    - The possible range of tasks comprises the control and measurement of the power semiconductors as well as the design of the commutation cell, but also fundamental topology analyses and the investigation of new power semiconductor generations.
    - Last but not least, you contribute to a distributed network of researchers and developers from various disciplines.

    Qualifications:
    - Education: PhD in the field of Electrical Engineering with focus on power-electronics (PE) design or equivalent working experience in science or a research
    - Personality: a flexible and goal-oriented team player with a high level of comprehension of complex issues
    - Working Practice: systematic, self-organized, excellent communication and presentation skills as well as analytical thinking
    - Experience and Knowledge: broad knowledge base in PE with focus on HV traction inverters for E-Mobility; experience in holistic design and sizing of commutation cell elements such as chip, DC link capacitor, cooler and low inductive busbar integration; fundamental knowledge of SiC chip design, module design, semiconductor switching as well as EMC design aspects; good overview of gate drivers and auxiliary power supply modules; preferably first insights into the industrialization of PE; experience in at least one of the following areas is an advantage: circuit simulation, PCB design or CAD

    How to Apply:
    Please apply via the official Bosch career website (link: https://smrtr.io/b9Tch). You will find contact persons for questions regarding the content in advance there as well. Do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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  • PhD - Compact DCDC Converter for High-Voltage Automotive Applications

    Organization: Robert Bosch GmbH | Type: Industrial PhD position - µPower DCDC-Converter | Location: Robert-Bosch-Campus 1, 71272 Renningen, Germany | Recruiter/Contact: Julian Veitengruber | Deadline: 2023-03-31

    Description:
    Highly automated applications such as autonomous driving place the highest demands on the availability, reliability and operational lifetime of the power supply. The following PhD aims to significantly optimize these isolated DCDC converters in terms of power density and size without making concessions in terms of efficiency, costs, reliability and functional safety. New revolutionary and innovative circuit and integration approaches are required here, which will be the focus of the work.

    - Generation of ideas and select suitable isolated DCDC converter concepts for highest power densities
    - Evaluation of converter concepts regarding the relevant qualitative and quantifiable criteria (costs, installation space, weight, scalability, isolation requirements and functional safety)
    - Analysis and derivation of relevant requirements for Hi-Rel applications (High Reliability) will be also one of your tasks
    - Modelling and optimization of suitable converter concepts and the isolation stage in MATLAB Simulink / PLECS as well as FEM-based tools
    - Development of integration concepts for relevant application areas/products regarding packaging, insulation barriers, heat dissipation
    - Design, build-up and measurement of the most promising converter concept as a functional prototypes
    - Regular presentations, discussions and documentations of the results as well as the publication of the research results at international conferences

    Qualifications:
    Education: excellent Master degree in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics
    Personality and Working Practice: creative, convincing, structured as well as conscientious team player
    Experience and Knowledge: knowledge in MATLAB / Simulink / PLECS as well as in the design and commissioning of electronic circuits, knowledge in 3D simulation tools (CST/Ansys) for thermal and magnetic simulations is an advantage, good understanding of the physics of DCDC converters, semiconductor and inductive components
    Enthusiasm: passionate about research

    How to Apply:
    The work takes place in the corporate research and development center of Bosch. We ensure that your full working time can be used for the PhD.

    Please apply via the official Bosch Career website (link: https://smrtr.io/bfcf3). Do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to the exchange.

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  • Senior Applications Engineer

    Organization: Transphorm, Inc. | Type: Full-time | Location: Goleta, California or San Jose, Califronia | Recruiter/Contact: Theresa Ho | Deadline: 2023-03-31

    Description:
    About Transphorm

    Transphorm is a market and technology leader in the development of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high-voltage power conversion applications. The Company delivers the highest performance, highest reliability GaN devices while providing best-in-class application design support to a growing customer base.

    Responsible for the development and design of high power (1KW-5+KW) converters using our proprietary semiconductor (GaN).Job Responsibilities:

    -Leads design and analysis of high power AC-DC, DC-DC and DC-AC converters.
    -Proves design concepts through a combination of simulation and physical implementation and bench testing.
    -Able to design using various topologies such as Phase Shifted Full Bridge, Full Bridge LLC and Totem Pole/Bridgeless PFC converters, etc.
    -Develops engineering models using EDA tools such as SPICE, MATHACD, MATLAB and SIMULINK.
    -Skilled in using test equipment to capture performance data of high-power converters.

    Qualifications:
    BSEE with 3-5 years’ experience, (MSEE preferred) with specialization in Power Electronics.
    -Experienced in high power thermal calculations and simulation.
    -Experience and strong design knowledge of high frequency, high power magnetics such as Transformers and Inductors.
    -Solid understanding of power electronics device physics, electrical parameters and device physical tradeoffs.
    -Strong design knowledge of Analog Circuit design, Digital and Analog control design and use of Laplace transforms for Control loop simulation. Design for compliance to UL, IEC other EMC directives.
    -Experienced in IC digital firmware development, i.e., dsPIC (MPLAB), Code Composer (C2000). Able to diligently and very safely work on scientific experiments in power conversion laboratory for power electronics product development.
    -Able to provide technical mentoring to Lab Technicians and less experienced people. Able to write application notes and present at industry conferences.

    How to Apply:
    Please apply online to the Transphorm career site at: https://www.transphormusa.com/en/careers/?p=job%2Fof5Uifwg


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  • Electronics Engineer - Semiconductor Device (Entry level or Early Career Opportunity)

    Organization: Transphorm, Inc. | Type: Full-time | Location: Goleta, California, Santa Barbara, California | Recruiter/Contact: Theresa Ho | Deadline: 2023-06-30

    Description:
    About Transphorm

    Transphorm is a market and technology leader in the development of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high-voltage power conversion applications. The Company delivers the highest performance, highest reliability GaN devices while providing best-in-class application design support to a growing customer base.

    Primary Duties
    -Will work as part of a team to develop data.
    -Will do work in one of the following areas: design tests, runs test equipment, support electronic performance characterization, build test equipment, deliver device reliability data, or perform applications s level assessment of new GaN devices.
    -Reports results to the development teams and our customers. Results include electronic performance characteristics of GaN semiconductor power devices in technical detail to explain progress measured against specific plans.
    -Works as a critical part of the team of technical staff with opportunity to develop novel solutions, innovative approaches by using contemporary tools and test processes as assigned.
    -Receives directions and mentorship on assignment objectives and alternative approaches from our industry leading team of GaN device scientists and engineers.
    - Quickly to evaluate technical issues of new GaN devices including complex scientific and technological developments in the broad power device field.

    Qualifications:
    -BS/MS Degree in Electrical Engineering
    -Power electronic emphasis is a plus
    -Exceptional understanding of semiconductor device physics
    -Able to use design and analysis tools such as: Cadence Allegro
    -Proficient in active and passive devices circuit performance issues
    -Ability to read schematics
    -C, C++, Perl, Labview, TestStand are pluses
    -Works on a dynamic team player and resourceful in achieving goals
    -Internship and/or industry experience is given extra consideration
    -Able to relocate to work on-site in our Santa Barbara, CA Headquarters
    -Must be able to learn complex characteristics of state-of-the art power semiconductors performance
    -Many of our open positions will be in roles that require security clearances so consideration for those positions will include the ability to pass government security clearance and immigration status requirements.

    How to Apply:
    Please online to Transphorm career site: https://www.transphormusa.com/en/careers/?p=job%2FoBHnlfwK

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