Location Austin
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive + Benefits + Stock option package
Reference 18675
Category USA

Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

This company is a rapidly growing space technology startup based in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Changing the world of space communications; this company's unique culture and approach is ideal for those who push against the grain and outside of the box.

This client is looking to add a Principal Power Electronics Engineer to their team. True leading-edge power electronics development opportunities can be hard to come by, if you are passionate about developing power conversion technology for spacecraft, aerospace systems, and satellites and enjoy the pace and excitement of working at a startup, this will be a wonderfully well-fitted role.

As a principal engineer on the hardware team, you will be responsible for hardware designs from concept through production, including product roadmaps, block diagrams, part selection, schematic design, PCB layout and routing, analysis, manufacturing (working with contract manufacturers), test, qualification, and in-orbit support. Principal engineers also serve as technical and professional mentors in their field.

In this position, you will be responsible for power electronics circuits and systems through all stages of the development process. The two primary product areas for this position are:

(1) optimized point-of-load converters for RF and digital modules (typically ranging from 1W to 50W), and

(2) standalone dc-dc converter modules (typically 20W to 500W).

Design elements and responsibilities will include isolated and non-isolated DC-DC converters, maximum power point tracking solar power converters, magnetics design and analysis, system-level power management and distribution design, point-of-load regulators, switching and linear regulators, filters, and stability analysis and measurement.

Must haves:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 7 years of industry or university research experience in power electronics design, analysis, test, and troubleshooting. More experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply.

  • Extensive industry experience designing successful power electronics products from concept through schematic, layout, manufacturing, test, and deployment.

  • Experience designing power system architectures.

  • Expertise in power circuit analysis, such as worst-case circuit analysis, failure method effectivity and criticality, and reliability.

  • Expert-level proficiency in electronics design (EDA) tools such as Altium.

  • Expert-level proficiency in PCB layout for power circuits.

  • Experience with SPICE-based circuit simulation.

  • Experience with power integrity simulation tools such as Ansys or ADS.

  • Extensive hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Nice to haves:

  • Space electronics design, development, and qualification.

  • EMI/EMC design and mitigation techniques.

The company provides generous benefits and stock option package to all their employees.

This company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Click apply now or contact Richard Kent via email at richard.kent@acre.com.