Research Engineer (Power Electronics - Hardware)



Entry Level Position

Career Status

Young Professional



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Job description

  • Conduct pre-development of power electronics and electric drive components for innovative powertrain systems
  • Work closely with corporate research hub in Renningen, Germany on project activities and competence development
  • Work closely with business units to supply cutting edge and competitive technology solutions and to transform them to products
  • Main responsibility includes 
  1. Lead hardware design for electric drives and power electronics
  2. Assist in developing product specifications, architecture, designs (BOM, schematic, layout, design documents) and product prototype
  3. Coordinate and assist in hardware debugging, performance and qualification testing
  4. Assist and coordinate in-house and contract engineering resources to meet project schedule and objectives
  5. Support project activities to transfer deliverables to business units successfully
  6. Manage suppliers and lab facilities for sample construction

PS: This position will sign the external contract

Candidate profile

  • Master degree in power electronics or electric drives, working experience on power electronics products like motor controller, DC/DC converter is a plus
  • Expert knowledge and practical experiences in power converter/inverter hardware design, simulation, rapid prototyping and experimental validation
  • Good knowledge and experiences with EMC debugging, design and test is a plus
  • Good knowledge with converter control, magnetic design and tools e.g. Ansys, Plecs and Simulink 
  • Good knowledge with electric powertrain system and components e.g. inverter, electric motor, gearbox, as well as fuel cell system are preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English (oral and written), speaking German is a plus
  • International education and experiences is a plus
  • Efficient, goal-oriented, structured working style, experienced in project work
  • Passionate for innovation; filed patents on qualified content during prior work is a benefit
  • Strong team player; open to work in an international environment

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