Sr. Power Electronics Systems Engineer

Huntsville, IN

Post Date: 04/27/2017 Job ID: KP11148 Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering

Sr. Power Electronics Systems Engineer



In this role, and under direct supervision of the  Sr. Engineering Manager, Power Electronics will be primarily responsible for leading the analysis/synthesis, development, allocation and management of technical requirements for power electronics products. In addition, they will perform the system design, analysis, integration and test of power electronics systems to ensure compliance to customer and internal requirements. The Sr. Engineer, Power Electronics Systems will insure   power electronics products are properly specified and designed with balanced requirements and validated to customer requirements. 

Key Accountabilities:
  • Perform requirements analysis & management, systems architecture & design, systems integration & verification and requirements documentation
  • Ensure the logical, systematic decomposition and transformation of customer and internal requirements into achievable product requirements
  • Develop a total systems solution with balanced requirements meeting schedule, technical and cost constraints
  • Work with the program team to allocate requirements and perform the verification of those requirements to the enterprise competencies
  • Keep the team informed and aware of changes to customer requirements and specifications
  • Support the company’ s product development team with technical design analysis, trade off studies, FMEAs, design reviews and customer presentations
  • Interpret Functional Safety (ISO 26262) requirements for the product development team
  • Understand the vehicle system components and functions that interface to the power electronics subsystem
  • Work with Application Engineers to investigate vehicle systems issues
  • Support integration of the Systems “ V” model into the engineering processes and procedures
  • Work with other engineering competencies, suppliers, and partners to ensure proper development, execution and verification of system products
  • Focal point of system project’ s technical discussions with cross-competency team, management and customers using highly effective communication and facilitation skills and techniques
  • Determines best techniques/procedure and applies for analysis, design, or experimental procedures
  • Documents and shares best-practices
  • Willingness/ability to travel 20% both domestically and internationally


 Education & Experience:
  • BS Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience required in one or some combination of the following areas:
    • Automotive electronics product development
    • Power Electronics, specifically motor drive inverters
    • Systems Engineering
  • Automotive electrical system experience preferred
  • Power Electronics hardware and/or software design experience preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills (Shainin or Six Sigma training a plus)
  • Knowledge of embedded control software, software development processes and serial communication protocols
  • Knowledge of software requirements definition, change management, and verification techniques
  • Experience in specifying, mechanizing, integrating, and testing of DC to AC inverter motor drives and controls
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and ASIL level requirements (experience preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong product engineering experience and working knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities
  • Engineering experience in a manufacturing industry
  • Works under limited supervision
  • Understanding of how engineering interrelates with other functions in the organization
  • Strong knowledge base of engineering theories related to designated engineering function and applies those theories to a variety of complex tasks and situations
  • Good knowledge base of engineering theories (in different specialties)
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Advanced analytical, technical, and statistical skills


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