Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Electrical Engineering /
Full-time
At Wisk, we believe that less time getting there means more time being there for the moments that truly matter. We are an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. Our self-flying air taxi, Cora, will make it possible to skip the traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Join us to craft a better world by opening access to the sky.

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’ll:

    • 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’ll:

    • 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

Requirements:

    • 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
    • Experience with schematic capture and board layout
    • 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 weight minimization is strongly desired
    • Experience with 10kW and above three-phase motor drive hardware design is strongly desired
    • 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
    • Altium designer experience
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, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

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.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.