Digital Power Design Engineer

Carlsbad, CA
Research & Development (R&D) /
Full-time /
Zapbatt, a leader in battery technology innovation located in Carlsbad, CA, is on a mission to revolutionize energy storage solutions. Through our pioneering Battery Operating System (bOS), we offer adaptable, efficient, and sustainable power technologies. As a valued member of our team, you'll contribute to powering the future with optimal energy storage technology, driving us towards a sustainable, efficient, and empowered future.

Job Overview
We're seeking a passionate, versatile, and highly motivated Digital Power Design Electrical Engineer to enrich our nimble team of multi-disciplinary engineers. This role is perfect for someone with a strong background in electronics design, particularly in digital power supplies and digital control theory. You will be involved in the design and testing of both hardware and firmware, playing a crucial role in the early stages of our product lifecycle within a flexible and dynamic team environment.

Seniority Level: Mid-Level
Industries: Battery Powered Devices, Consumer Electronics, Industrial/Utility Power Systems
Key Words:  Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, Digital Signals Processing, High-current Systems, DC-DC Conversion, Battery Management System

Key Responsibilities

    • Design, prototype, test, and integrate digital power supply hardware into high-current, rapid charging battery systems.
    • Develop DC-DC power conversion system functionality using mixed signal techniques.
    • Collaborate on circuit design, PCB layout/review, and DSP firmware design.
    • Facilitate transition of designs to high-volume production.

Educational and Professional Requirements

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
    • 4+ years of industry experience (Bachelor’s) or 3+ years with a higher degree.

Required Skills

    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant electrical engineering experience, demonstrating a robust portfolio of successful projects.
    • Expertise in digital power supply design and power electronics, with strong proficiency in circuit design software (e.g., SPICE, Altium), including experience in schematic entry, PCB layout, and designing power systems/modules across a range of power topologies (from few watts to kW+ converters).
    • Deep knowledge of thermal design for integrated circuits and power devices, high-voltage safety principles, design for isolation, hi-pot testing, and EMI test/control methods (MIL-STD-461, FCC/IDE/VDE, etc.).
    • Familiarity with bench power supplies, loads, multimeters, and oscilloscopes, alongside a solid understanding of analog design, instrumentation, feedback/control systems, power system architecture, grounding, and transmission line effects in power systems.
    • Proficiency in programming languages, particularly C/C++, applied within the context of electronics design and testing.
    • Exceptional multitasking ability, thriving in a fast-paced startup environment, with a strong capacity to work effectively within diverse teams.
    • Excellent communication skills, capable of simplifying complex technical information for non-technical peers and generating detailed technical reports.
    • A meticulous documentation mindset and strong troubleshooting abilities, emphasizing diagnostic precision.
    • Motivation to innovate in design architectures, assembly, component selection, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with commercially released consumer or industrial electrical products.
    • Advanced proficiency in C/C++ and experience in firmware development for various DSP architectures.
    • Comprehensive understanding of battery management systems and experience with the full product lifecycle management from concept to high-volume production.
    • Skills in data collection and analysis.
Join Zapbatt in redefining the energy landscape through innovation in battery technology. Committed to sustainability and empowering our team, we offer an environment where you can explore, create, and make a significant impact on the global shift towards responsible energy use. If you're ready to contribute to our mission and possess the above qualifications, we'd love to hear from you.

ZapBatt is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.