Power Electronics Design Engineer
This position reports to the Power Electronics Applications Manager in the Business Development Team, within Wolfspeed’s Power Modules Department, located in Fayetteville Arkansas.
This job opportunity is for an experienced Power Electronics Design Engineer with a thorough and detailed understanding of, and experience with, a wide range of power electronics applications and systems. The candidate is required to have in-depth expertise and experience in designing high voltage power electronics for a wide range of applications, including switch gear, current controllers, fault current limiters, DC/DC converters, drives and inverters, etc. at voltage levels in excess of 10kV.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Design, build, and test 3.3kV – 20kV+ power electronics applications
- Test 3.3kV – 20kV+ SiC power module products
- Log reports, develop application notes, develop reference designs, and assist in the bid/proposal process as it relates to high voltage power electronics
- Perform as the technical lead in this specific area, mentoring several more junior engineers
- Some performance of mid-level technical management of high voltage development activities and roadmapping may be required
- Good understanding of a wide range of power electronics applications and systems required
- Good understanding of protection circuitry, feedback, and control loops required
- Good understanding of EMI, di/dt, and dv/dt related design issues required
- Good understanding of high voltage gate/base drivers for power switches required
- Perform and oversee laboratory prototyping and testing, must be comfortable with high voltage (3.3 - 20 kV+) and high currents (thousands of amps) testing
- Perform as the technical lead in installing and building new high voltage test capabilities
- Knowledge and experience with SiC power devices is a plus
- Ability to work on multiple projects, simultaneously and successfully
- Always required to be a team player
Other Requirements, Education and/or Experience:
- Candidate must be a US citizen or Green Card holder
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s engineering degree (BS) from four-year college or university with an accredited engineering program
- Minimum 5+ years of related industry experience in high voltage power electronics design
- Independent thinking, attention to detail, strong organizational and planning abilities
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and data analysis skills
- Experience with circuit design software, MatLab, FEA tools, PCB layout tools, and Labview
- Strong leadership skills, high energy, self-motivated/self-starter attitude with an ability to work constructively within a team of diverse personnel
Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.
Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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