Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Electrical Engineering /
Full-time
At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a Senior Power Electronics Engineer to work on a team developing propulsion systems for an electric aircraft.  You will be responsible for developing power electronics assemblies, such as high power density controllers for brushless permanent magnet motors, DC/DC converters, and other weight-optimized power electronics.

Within 3 months you will

    • Learn about the aircraft electronics architecture and hardware development processes
    • Participate in the development and test of high power weight-optimized motor controllers and DC/DC converters  
    • Perform schematic capture, PCB layout, implement control algorithms and performance validation testing at the power electronics and propulsion system levels

Within 6 months you will

    • Take ownership of power electronics concept development, architecture trade studies, requirements development, detailed performance analysis, optimization and component specification
    • Make recommendations to continually improve our processes and aircraft
    • Work with system engineers to capture complex power electronics requirements 

Required

    • PhD with three years experience, MSEE degree with at least five years of experience, or a BSEE/BSME degree with at least eight years of experience
    • Prior experience developing multi-kilowatt power electronics
    • Experience designing and weight optimizing high power inductors
    • Experience designing for and troubleshooting EMI/EMC related issues
    • A good grasp of analog and digital hardware development and validation techniques
    • Ability to model, simulate and optimize performance
    • Great interpersonal skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired

    • Familiarity with DO-160/DO-254 certification and aerospace development best practices and standards
    • Experience with DER
    • Experience with weight minimization is strongly desired
    • Experience with 10kW and above three-phase motor drive hardware design is strongly desired
    • Motor Control theory (FOC, DTC, etc.)
    • Familiar with electromagnetic motor design
    • Familiarity with Altium designer
    • Experience developing thermal management approaches for power electronics
    • Familiarity with the latest SiC and GaN power electronic devices
    • Experience writing and executing test procedures for design validation and qualification
    • Familiarity with MIL-STD-461
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We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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