Power Electronics Design Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Power Electronics Design Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware products. The individual selected for this position will be a design engineer with varied technical interests and demonstrated engineering skills. The individual must be a self-starter with experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems. The engineer will work closely with electronics integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The Power Electronics Design Engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer will be responsible for architecting, implementing, and testing power distribution networks on mixed signal printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) including microcontrollers, FPGAs, and analog circuitry. Experience with detailed DC-DC switched-mode and linear power supply design, SPICE simulation, circuit and thermal testing, design for manufacture, and design for electromagnetic compatibility is required. Additional skills such as custom magnetics experience, AC-DC supply design, mixed signal circuit design, basic FPGA or microcontroller proficiency, experience with technical trade studies, and evaluation of technology improvements are a plus.

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with other engineers, project managers, technicians and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable products. This will include troubleshooting board-level issues, assessing failures for root cause, and identifying corrective actions.


Basic Qualifications

Possess a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidate must have 10+ years of proven experience in electronics design and test from architecture through implementation including knowledge of:

  • Design, layout, test, troubleshooting, and manufacture of complex multi-layer electronic circuit card assemblies
  • DC-DC switched mode and linear power supply design
  • Common topologies including buck, boost, sepic, flyback, forward, and quasi resonant
  • SPICE simulation
  • Circuit testing including load and loop stability testing
  • Design for electromagnetic compatibility and safety
  • Component derating

Hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Hands-on experience with Mentor Graphics electrical engineering development tools
  • Familiarity with
    • AC-DC power supply design
    • Custom magnetics design
    • Rigid-flex, microvia, blind via, and buried via printed circuit board design
    • FPGA and VHDL design
    • Microcontroller and embedded C design


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.


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