Power Electronics Engineer

    • Endicott, NY

Job Description

It's about the journey. Whether it's a bus ride or flight, our commercial electronic systems help transport millions of passengers every day. Every second a plane takes off somewhere in the world, enabled by our flight-critical products. On the ground, our electric and hybrid solutions save more than 22 million gallons of fuel per year. Be part of our journey at Electronic Systems where you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Innovate For Those Who Move The World TM ." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us.

BAE Systems is looking to hire an experienced Power Electronics Engineer with experience in design, analysis, test and integration of motor drives, grid tie systems and exportable power as well as high power DC/DC converters.
Responsibilities may include DC - AC, AC-AC and DC - DC power conversion from 1W - 1MW and 28 to 800VDC / 460VAC. Experience with power magnetics design, machine control and EMI control is also desirable. An individual at this level should demonstrate the leadership ability to lead small work groups or program teams.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:
Detailed design, analysis and testing of:

  • Polyphase Motor Drive powertrains from thermal feasibility to detailed design of busbars, snubbers and DC link.
  • Cost Effective Gate Driver Architectures and circuit design for MOSFET, Si IGBT and SiC devices
  • Isolated and Non-Isolated High Power DC/DC converters (greater than 1kW)
  • System level DC link interactions
  • EMI Filters and control for high power inverters, motor drives and DC/DC converters
  • Filters for importable and exportable sine wave power for grid tie and other applications

Other activities:
  • Architect and analyze vehicle level power systems potentially utilizing multiple Motor Drives, Energy Storage Systems, Fuel Cells, and DC/DC converters.
  • Architect test fixtures and test systems for motor drives and other power conversion products
  • Prepare and/or review documentation for power systems designs and architectures
  • Perform circuit and/or power system integration at PWB, LRU and vehicle level
  • Produce and/or review technical documents, test procedures, specifications and standards
  • Prepare and present design reviews and customer technical presentations
  • Write Technical Proposals

May support:
  • Manufacturing operations production and test issues
  • Test Equipment design and troubleshooting
  • Component quality and procurement issues
  • Reliability Engineering Activities such as FMEA, Stress Analysis, Tolerance analysis
  • Field Service Technicians, or Field Support Group with Power Systems Issues
Required Skills and Education
  • Experience in power electronics related design and development, including familiarity with motor drives, gate drivers, analog circuitry, and magnetics
  • Experience in full lifecycle development including component level requirements and design, component and system-level integration, validation, and verification.
  • Ability to work with software and firmware controlled power converters and power systems. Must be willing to work in a high voltage / high power lab environment.
  • Software skills: SPICE, Mathcad
  • Technical writing skills: capable of creating required engineering documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical leadership and mentoring.

*US Citizenship is a requirement.

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Master's Degree or higher
  • Experience with design of DC DC converters and motor drives with power levels of up to 500kW and DC link voltages to 1000V or higher
  • Experience with Power Magnetics Design and electromagnetic concepts
  • Experience with partial discharge and bearing EDM issues
  • Basic working knowledge of AC machines
  • Familiarity with Vector and Field Oriented Control
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to lead working groups or program teams.
  • Software Skills: Matlab/Simulink, Ansys Maxwell
  • Experience with Requirements Management tools and Configuration Management and Problem Reporting tools.
  • Knowledgeable of commercial and vehicle Safety and EMI Standards
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world.

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