Staff Engineer Power Electronics
James E. Naughton Ltd - Phoenix, AZ

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The right candidate will focus on the following key responsibilities:

Direct responsibility for the development of new state of the art products in areas related to power electronics in the field of renewable energy as a team member in one of the Design Labs
Leads the exploration of new technologies in the avant-garde of technology in power electronics
Supports and mentors Sustaining Engineers (Junior Engineers) in the improvement of existing products
Participates in the conceptual stage for new R&D projects, including the prototyping phase
Keeps up to date on the latest technologies and solutions in the area of expertise
Leverages and participates in the Open Innovation network of experts and partners
Supports the development of the organization technology roadmaps
Helps develop the R&D organization during its aggressive growth stages


Love of learning, innovative and creative lateral thinking, multitasking, passion for product design and engineering, team work, flexibility, energy, willingness to explore latest innovation techniques, committed to meeting personal commitments, plus:

Master or PH.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, with focus on Power and/or Energy Engineering
At least 7 years of hands-on relevant experience in industry in the development of single and 3-phase medium to high power inverter topologies – grid connected inverters a plus
Hands-on experience in topology and control simulation tools – Matlab/Simulink a plus
Good understanding of high power MOSFET and IGBT semiconductors – IGCT a plus
Good understanding of magnetic – FEA simulation a plus
Basic understanding of fast real-time prototyping of control strategies/algorithms for the above converters a plus
Industrial product development experience a must
Renewable Energy experience, including North American standards, a plus

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