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Electronics Engineer

Company: Smart Wires Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Smart Wires is currently looking for a Electronics Engineer based in Durham, NC to support our Engineering team.

The Electronics Engineer is a key part of the Engineering team and overall product-development process.

Primary Responsibilities
Develop high-reliability, high-performance grid-connected converter systems for mission-critical applications.
Conduct development analysis and design optimization of power electronics, magnetic components, and power supply sub-systems.
Participate with engineers and technicians in the design and testing of electronic subsystems.
Support the development of test plans and perform testing of devices and components.
Perform computer-aided design and modeling of electronics and control subsystems.
Help vendors and partners understand the requirements and develop the capabilities to produce and support Company devices.
Assist in monitoring and performing quality assurance, reliability engineering on vendor manufacturing of components.
Prepare and/or review test reports and related documents.
Support technical documentation.
Attend relevant industry conferences to keep abreast of trends.

Additional Responsibilities For Strong Candidates
Develop expert knowledge of product-development roadmaps, next-generation technology, and perform detailed systems, controls (with related communications), electrical & electronics analysis and design integration for respective products.
Conceive of and execute simulations for power-systems analysis and value-proposition assessment to aid in the power electronics design and feature development.
Develop a technical and application understanding of competitive and substitute technologies including cost models.
Engage with customer technical interfaces with marketing associates to understand core problems and devise solutions and features to maximize delivered value at competitive costs.
Lead the development of the power electronics and controls functions, while interfacing with electro-magnetic, mechanical and power system engineers to introduce complex systems to manufacturing.
Develop and supervise the development of drawings and specifications for the manufacture of the electrical and electronics subsystems.

Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Power Electronic Engineering
Minimum 5 years of experience in power supply design with knowledge of DC-DC/ DC-AC power conversion topologies, and PCB layout.
Knowledge of product thermals, IC and product packaging challenges/limitations.
Familiar with power semiconductors: MOSFETs, IGBTs, Gan, etc.
Experience with EMI design and troubleshooting
Experience in design and analyze analog circuitry, digital signals, PWMs and GPIO
Experience in design power stages including estimation of losses and efficiency
Knowledge of high frequency magnetics, design and analysis of high frequency inductors and transformers
Familiar with MATLAB/Simulink, PSPICE
Hands-on experience in development of 10+ kW power converters.
Experience working in a fast-paced start-up environment.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with excellent work planning skills.
Excellent team leadership skills and ability to lead offsite technical groups in multiple continents and diverse backgrounds.
Innovative problem-solving ability with strong attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to use solid judgment in making critical decisions under stressful situations.
Ability to adapt to change as directed, understand change is a constant and necessary path for improvement and growth.

Highly Preferred Skills And Experience
Master's or PhD in a technically related field.
10 years' relevant industry experience.
Experience in rapid prototyping and development of converter systems.
Experience in Design for Testing (DFT), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), etc. practices for converter systems.
Experience in medium voltage (1000 V or more) converter systems.
Experience in working with off-shore teams, especially in India.

Location
Durham, NC

Travel Requirements
This role has occasional travel requirements to our manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, FL. Additional details will be provided to candidates invited to the interview process.

Safety Requirements

Smart Wires team members are expected to comply with all safety requirements and regulations when working at Smart Wires facilities and visiting customer sites. This includes adherence to the company's COVID-19 policy as well as State and local regulations. Additional safety precautions may include the use of PPE gear as needed per site requirements.

Smart Wires current COVID policy requires that any employee or visitor going into a US-based Smart Wires office, provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entry. Additionally, all global Smart Wires employees planning to travel by air or rail on company business (domestic or international) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to travel. Smart Wires regularly reviews and updates its COVID and safety policies to ensure that they remain appropriate in this evolving environment. We reserve the right to update our COVID and safety policies at any time and without notice.

The Company

Smart Wires is a global power technology company advancing the delivery of affordable, clean electricity worldwide. With our innovative technology and advanced analytics, we maximize the grid's capacity. This means more renewables, at a lower cost and with less disruption to communities and the environment. Smart Wires is headquartered in Durham, NC, with European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has a global workforce of 200 professionals spread across four continents. Our team collaborates with our customers to achieve their strategic objectives and help them face an uncertain energy future with flexible, high-impact solutions.

The Culture

Our values guide all aspects of our business, from making strategic decisions to providing our customers with valuable solutions and superior service. We emphasize humility, transparency and focus and empower team members with the tools they need to be successful in their role and achieve the professional development they seek.
Humility - We're real people, we're good people and we're proud of what we do. Having humility allows us to listen, learn and improve. We seek diverse perspectives and value collaboration. Above all, we are team players, supporting and trusting each other. We know this results in better outcomes for what we aim to achieve as individuals and as a company.
Transparency - Being authentic, candid and open - with each other and with our suppliers, partners and customers - is essential to accomplishing our goals. Acting with integrity and maintaining honest communication ensures that we are accountable and delivering safe, high-quality solutions.
Focus - Our pursuit of excellence is more than just words. With passion for technology, our industry and making a difference, we're laser-focused on delivering greater grid efficiencies and affordable, clean electricity around the world. This requires prioritization and essentialism, ensuring we efficiently and effectively meet our commitments.
Smart Wires is committed to diversity in our organization and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Smart Wires complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of any skin color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.**

Keywords: Smart Wires Inc., Durham , Electronics Engineer, Engineering , Durham, North Carolina

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