Design/Product Development Engineer
- Support design and development activities on VPS power supply products. Design activities include, but not limited to:
- Build circuits on breadboards to test new electrical circuitries.
- Perform electrical evaluation of products.
- Collect and prepare data from a wide variety of experiments, electrical testing, and analytical evaluations.
- Perform failure analysis using a variety of analytical techniques.
- Process prototype kits for verification testing and design approval for the qualification of products.
- Use technical skills in engineering analysis, coupled with technical skills in high frequency switch mode power supplies and topologies for power supply circuits / systems.
- Must demonstrate ability to evaluate electrical components and circuitry for use in complex power components.
- Support sustaining engineering activities for the existing product lines.
- Support existing product designs and customer interface with Sales and Applications Engineering.
- Design elements include electrical design, component selection, simulation/test, PCB layout and assembly and product specification.
- Develop product planning schedules, write test and qualifications plans and originate objective specifications.
- Work closely with internal organizations to ensure smooth introduction and manufacture of highly reliable product.
- Provide full product documentation, which includes bill of materials, test specifications and assembly and PC board drawings.
- BSEE, MSEE preferred
- 5+ years of experience in switch mode power supply design
- Extensive knowledge of high frequency switching power supply topologies, and control architectures
- Specific power conversion design skills include: high frequency magnetic design, power conversion circuit design and analysis, circuit simulation, layout considerations, feedback control theory, and EMC compliance.
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to be self-motivated and detail oriented
- Excellent team and individual contributor leadership skills
- Outstanding organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
- Familiarity with simulation tools (SIMetrix/SIMPLIS, Pspice, OrCAD, Mathcad, MATLAB, Excel, etc.).
- Experience and working knowledge of firmware is a plus
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
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Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA. Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics.Start Application