Sr. Power Electronics Engineer, Stationary Power

Carson, CA /
Propulsion – Stationary Storage /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Join a highly capable team to design industry leading power electronic conversion units
·       The Power Electronics System Engineer will work with team members to define R&D direction for high power DC-DC converters
·       Help define system architecture and create requirements
·       Be the technical focal point for DC-DC converter suppliers
·       Participate in trade studies to determine the optimal topology and designs
·       Simulate, analyze, and design power electronics circuits
·       Select key components and work with suppliers
·       Test electrical circuits in lab
·       Help debug issues and solve problems when they arise
 
This is what you’ll need:
·       Minimum MS Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least five years of relevant industry experience or PhD in Electrical Engineering with at least two years of relevant industry experience
·       Strong familiarity with power electronics circuits and concepts
·       Experience with high power bi-directional DC/DC converters for battery energy storage
·       Strong circuit analysis capabilities with attention to detail
·       Experience working in lab environment with oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters
·       Experience using software tools such as Spice, Matlab, MathCAD, PLECS, Simscape
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Electric Power Conversion
Location: Carson, CA
 
Rivian description:
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 
 
As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 
 
We operate development centers in Plymouth, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. 
 
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.