Staff Engineer, Power Electronics (High Power EE Design)

| Watertown
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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

Please submit your resume to [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AltiumLanguages
    • MATLAB/SimulinkLanguages
    • LabViewLanguages

Location

Our company runs along the Charles River with plenty of restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with a bus station nearby.

An Insider's view of WiTricity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe has a start-up feel with positivity and great energy (no pun intended). Each day our labs are filled with teams testing and solving complex challenges. WiTricians are passionate, intellectual and warm professionals. There are no egos. This makes for a comfortable and fun place to work.


Kristina

VP Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about bringing EV wireless charging to life as a real product, to be working at the forefront of the automotive industry on a product that will have a big positive impact on the world.


Geoff

Senior Program Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Every engineer I have ever worked with wants to work on cutting edge technology with smart people they respect and who they can learn from. I feel so fortunate that we can offer all of that to prospective employees while creating an industry. People have an immediate opportunity to work across organizations and solve complex challenges."

Kim

VP Human Resources

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We are essentially creating the market for EV wireless charging so every design and spec is a challenge that we engineer for global standardization. Passing high power through the air is complex and challenging - the physics alone, not to mention the hardware and software. Our team continues to push boundaries.

Steve

VP Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My goal is to mentor talented engineers to develop the most robust and cutting edge platform available. As industry leaders in wireless power transfer we are developing innovative solutions to address the explosive growth in wireless electrical vehicle charging market. There is so much opportunity to grow here.

Aldo

Director of Engineering

What are WiTricity Perks + Benefits

WiTricity Benefits Overview

WiTricity offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package featuring 80% contribution toward health and dental insurance and generous time off. We pride ourselves on the variety and frequency of culture building events, recognition of team achievements and communication about the company direction.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can elect the maximum allowed by the IRS for medical or dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the employee.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
We offer a life insurnace benefit at no cost to the employee for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
Gym and weight loss discount programs; On-site annual flu shot clinic; Running club
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
We ioffer 9 paid holidays every year plus two floating holidays to be used at your discretion.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
WiTricity sponsors regular team outings as well as a summer and holiday event.
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, coffee, tea and soda.
Some Meals Provided
Staff comes together every Friday for a company wide sponsored lunch!
Happy Hours
We have regular on-site happy hours for the team to come together and unwind.
Parking
Free employee parking available on site as well as easy access to public transportation.
Recreational Clubs
Our running club takes advantage of the great running paths along the Charles River just outiside our front door.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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