The Power Electronics division is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing the electrical power components in the Hyperloop system. These components include variable frequency drives for propulsion and levitation, energy storage systems, charging systems, wiring and cable assemblies, and the associated control hardware and control algorithms. We are seeking a Power Electronics Engineer at our Los Angeles facility to join our diverse, experienced team in designing power electronics and battery systems for one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth.
The Power Electronics Engineer will be responsible for (at both component and assembly level) advanced circuit design/analysis, failure mode analysis, fault management, reliability and product life time.
Specifically, the roles and responsibilities include:
PCB and assembly-level noise analysis, simulation, and preventive measure design, build, and verification test (to prevent power switches from false triggering)
PCB and assembly-level fault management, including:
Fault protection strategies (HV bus over voltage and under voltage; short circuit at source and load side)
Design, build, and test verification for each of intended fault protection functions
(Specifically) Design, build, and test verification of Rogowski coil current sensing for SiC module direct shoot through fault protect
Failure Mode Effect and Analysis (MFEA), product reliability analysis and product life time estimation
Troubleshooting failures during engineering development and field tests
The candidate shall possess the following characteristics:
Experiences in developing a product from concept to production
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and meet challenging deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Qualified candidates must have product development experience in high-voltage power electronics converters, specifically,
Hands-on experience in electronic circuit design, analysis, simulation, worst case analysis, failure mode analysis, reliability/life time analysis
Hands-on experience with gate driver and IGBT testing
Hands-on experience with various analytical and simulation tools (Matlab/Simulink, Mathcad, SPICE)
Solid knowledge of power converter components, e.g., IGBTs, capacitors, magnetics, busbars, sensors
Solid experience in working in a high-voltage and high-power engineering lab environment
Solid experience in using high-voltage and high-power test related equipment and instruments
Bachelor's degree in an engineering field and 5 years of experience in a power electronics-related role
Labview, Python, and Matlab or other related software for data acquisition and analysis
High-voltage power stage test setup design, implementation and validation
Experience with power converter tests with inductive load
Experience with variable speed drive tests
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