Power Electronics Engineer
Calabasas, CA /
Science & Engineering - Sensors & Electronics Laboratory – Sensors & Electronics /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
Contribute technical expertise and work within a fast-paced team of scientists and engineers on the development of next generation RF/mmWave Subsystems. Candidate will be expected to work within diverse teams taking responsibility for the design, implementation and test of electrical subsystems.
Contribute technical expertise and work within a fast-paced team of scientists and engineers on the development of next generation RF/mmWave Subsystems. Candidate will be expected to work within diverse teams taking responsibility for the design, implementation and test of high-performance custom switching power electronics and subsystems with switching frequencies up to or greater than 1 MHz.
Job functions will include:
Perform preliminary and critical designs based on COTS or custom active and passive parts and components with oversight from a Senior Engineer.
Perform or oversee fabrication and testing with oversight from a Senior Engineer.
Schematic Capture, PCB layout, fabrication documentation and module assembly.
Work with Mechanical Engineering to develop thermal solutions and any mechanical design considerations.
Experience with Schematic Capture is required.
Experience with PCB Layout is required.
At least 5 years of experience designing, implementing and testing switching power electronics circuits is required.
Experience simulating the behavior of switching power electronics in Spice, ADS, or similar software is required.
Experience designing with SiC or GaN devices is desired.
Experience with voltages above 1 kV is desired.
Experience with RF & mmW PCB development, layout, and testing is a plus.
Experience with Altium Designer is preferred.
Working knowledge of high-efficiency power electronics circuits from the component to subsystem level, including operation, controls, safety, etc.
A working familiarity with characteristics and tradeoffs of today’s active and passive components and a working knowledge of the availability of COTS components.
Understanding of switch-device physics.
Knowledge of conventional and advanced microelectronic packaging/integration and thermal management.
Familiarity with digital, mixed-signal, power and signal integrity tools are desired.
Familiarity with PCB manufacturing as well as standards (IPC 6012, IPC-A-610, Drill tolerencing, etc)
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, complex electronic equipment, oral and written communication, interaction with vendors/colleagues and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Ability and willingness to travel 20% of time. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity.
U.S. Citizen is required. Ability to obtain a security clearance.
The base salary range for this full-time position is $128,900 - $157,900 + bonus + benefits.
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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
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