Principal Design Engineer – Power Electronics

CorePower Magnetics
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
$100,000 - $130,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $100,000 - $130,000 a year

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  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

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We are seeking a talented Principal Design Engineer – Power Electronics to join the CorePower Magnetics team. We're bringing to market a step change in performance with up to 10x weight reduction, up to 5x volume reduction, and up to 2x loss reduction of engineered magnetic components. CorePower Magnetics’ technology can have broad implications across grid modernization efforts and electric vehicles and aviation through its smaller, lighter, more efficient components.

The Principal Design Engineer will be responsible for creating and implementing designs for electronic components such as inductors and transformers. Designs will be used as enabling technology for the applications listed above. A specific near-term emphasis will be placed upon design of advanced inductor and transformer products using new soft magnetic alloy and manufacturing technologies based upon custom developed multi-objective optimization methods combined with finite element modeling. Integration of designed component specifications into commercially available circuit modeling software to investigate interactions and interfaces with various power electronics converter topologies will also be explored.


  • Collaborate with customers and stakeholders throughout design, modeling, and component building processes to effectively meet needs of customer specified applications for inductors and transformers.
  • Translate requirements from the customer into success criteria and specifications of components and materials used to meet those requirements.
  • Develop and utilize advanced modeling and simulation techniques to design and optimize components.
  • Work closely with internal engineers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders to effectively build components based upon optimized designs.
  • Analyze results from models and prototypes to make recommendations for design modifications
  • Perform product and material benchmarking to support customer discovery and marketing
  • Continuously improve modeling and design tools used in component design
  • Track and advise company leadership on external technology developments related to power electronic applications, design tools, and physical testing capabilities.
  • Manage and execute tasks according to agreed upon deadlines while meeting expectations on quality of work.
  • Complete technical reports of completed work for internal and external purposes, including white papers and funded work proposals.
  • Work closely with Design Engineer(s) focused on electric machines to cross train and share best practices.
  • Perform all other duties as required


  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in an engineering field preferred with a strong preference for Electrical Engineering and a specialization in power magnetics and electromechanical design.
  • Prior experience with design of passive magnetic components; preferred is more than 5 years of experience in this area.
  • High proficiency in using Ansys, Comsol, and other finite element analytic methods as well as SolidWorks and other CAD tools
  • Experience with electrical circuit simulation tools such as PSPICE, PLECS, Matlab-Simulink, etc.
  • Familiarity with multi-objective optimization routines and methods
  • Subject matter expert in magnetics tied to power electronic systems with examples of successful designs used in application
  • Experience with low voltage and medium voltage power electronics and passive components
  • Proven dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Capable of engaging with customers and stakeholders to surface needs and translate into actionable design requirements
  • Oriented toward action with motivation derived from solving challenging design problems
  • Capable of coordinating multiple activities at once. Organizes and utilizes time and resources effectively to accomplish goals
  • The ideal candidate embraces a collaborative culture that celebrates wins as a team and empowers talented individuals to succeed. Thriving in a startup environment, they embrace risk and uncertainty, shift gears comfortably, and are fulfilled in solving challenging problems. Values open and honest communication.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa)?

Ability to Relocate:

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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