Instrument Low and High Voltage DC/DC Converter Design Engineer

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a design engineer for instrument Low and High Voltage DC/DC Converters.

Job Summary: Perform specification, design, analysis and development or specification, procurement and test of instrument low and high voltage DC/DC converters.


  • Specification, design, analysis and development of instrument Low and/or high voltage DC/DC converter. Develop flight and ground board-level hardware for DC/DC converter and ancillary power handling circuitry, such as under-voltage lockout, power-on reset signaling, oscillator synchronization, current limiting, and other circuits.
  • Design ground test equipment in support of 1 above.
  • Support design reviews, instrument level integration and testing, etc.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in electrical engineering; at least 7 years of hands-on hardware design and development experience in various DC/DC converter topologies and analog power circuits.
  • Knowledge of EMI/EMC, analog circuit simulation programs, magnetic design, state-space averaging and linearization techniques for control loop analysis and modeling of PWM converter circuits and systems.
  • Candidate must be eligible and willing to apply for a security clearance.

Desired Qualifications: Leadership and organizational capabilities. Relevant space flight hardware experience is desired. Good verbal and written communication skills. Capable of working independently and mentoring early career engineers.

Special Working Conditions: None

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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