Principal Power Electronic Design Engineers

3+ months agoPhoenix, AZ


Kforce's client, a growing and established defense aerospace company in Phoenix, Arizona, is seeking a few Principal Power Electronic Design Engineers. We are seeking candidates willing to relocate to Arizona. Full relocation package is offered. Once again, the positions are located in the State of Arizona. We are working directly with the Hiring Authorities.This role is currently 100% remote and will switch back to an office environment when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Job Description and Key Responsibilities:

  • Design power conversion circuitry potentially utilizing any standard power conversion topologies (non-isolated and isolated) with the main emphasis on board mounted power end use applications
  • Architect circuit card assembly-level power schemes
  • Analyze power converter performance to requirements using circuit simulation and hand analysis techniques
  • Guide Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD) personnel through PWB layout of power circuitry and technical drawing creation
  • Perform high level thermal analyses of critical power components
  • Design power converters to meet a set of requirements, sometimes defining those requirements
  • Perform design work within the bounds of a given schedule, and sometimes define the schedule
  • Present reviews of technical data to program leadership and technical staff
  • Act as a liaison between program and functional management


  • BSEE or degree in a similar field
  • 4-7 years of professional design experience
  • Professional design, analysis, and test experience with analog electronic design and analysis, including FET, BJT, and Op-amp circuits
  • Professional design, analysis, and test experience with linear converters, and any two of the following non-isolated converter topologies: buck, boost, buck-boost
  • Professional experience with performing circuit card assembly-level power architecture trades
  • Professional experience using circuit simulation tools
  • Professional experience guiding circuit card layout for power conversion functions
  • Professional experience with thermal concerns of electronics
  • Professional experience with taking, analyzing, and correcting Bode plots
Desired Skills, and Experience:
  • Professional experience with digital power control
  • Familiarity with circuit simulators such as SIMPLIS and analysis tools such as MathCAD
  • Professional experience with isolated topologies
  • Professional experience with Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, and Hyperlynx
  • Professional experience with military specifications
  • Professional experience with transformer and inductor design considerations
  • Professional design experience with Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) concerns is a plus
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.

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