Lead EMC Engineer

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As an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer on the CORE Engineering team at Virgin Hyperloop, you will support 3D modeling efforts in CST, transfer function development to predict emissions, test plan development, conducting EMC design reviews, and applying novel experimental methods to facilitate application specific requirements as they pertain to the hyperloop system. You will also partner with the Manager - EMC to set EMC standards, requirements, strategies & approaches, system level design, prototyping, and testing.

CORE Engineering at Virgin Hyperloop is a central team of engineering specialists that support projects across all the Virgin Hyperloop system. The members of the CORE team are deployed within the system and sub-system teams across the company, using their expertise to support development and the CORE team is also responsible for creation and enforcement of the company wide standards and processes for their disciplines. 
  • Responsible for supporting and advancing CAE techniques in EMC to model hyperloop components and systems using CST and ANSYS HFSS
  • Build accurate simulation models and perform validation of models taking into account complexities of a hyperloop system
  • Conduct deep technical reviews and noise source and coupling path identification in switch mode power supply architectures
  • Drive design reviews with modeling phenomenon demonstrating best paths to take with EMC modeling
  • Develop transfer function methods from simulation models to predict field strengths
  • Study the effects of stray currents inside tube and model this phenomenon
  • Perform shield transfer impedance studies and justification of shielding methods to limit over design
  • Use modeling techniques to model the EMI filters including correct understanding of the nonlinear behavior of ferrites and parasitic effects of components
  • Build models to assess low frequency magnetic coupling per ICNIRP requirements
  • Write EMC test plans and support design sign offs across multiple platforms and architectures
  • Perform system level pre-compliance and V&V testing
  • Provide EMC support to design engineers and support EMC and non-EMC design reviews as needed
  • Work with EMC lead to demonstrate compliance of hyperloop system
  • Track status of assemblies and subassemblies for which are proven to be compatible and which are known to have or potentially have compatibility issues
  • Create and own verification and validation (V&V) plans and risk mitigation plans that have significant impact to the system
  • Support certification activity development by generating limits specific to a hyperloop system
  • Communicate status updates in both technical and non-technical form to keep others current on project status
  • Define, coordinate, and integrate EMC technical and program issues to ensure that total system requirements are met
  • Work with third party labs and VH Test teams to coordinate testing activities 
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Moderate industry or academic experience in EMC/Computational Electromagnetics with significant EMC modeling research experience
  • Ability to use CST in support of EMC testing and analyses
  • Proven ability to provide quality technical risk assessments for resolutions of EMC related problems or failure
  • Familiarity with EMC standards such as MIL-STD-461
  • Understanding of all core areas of EMC: radiated and conducted emissions, BCI, electrostatic discharge, lightning, transients
  • Expertise within the following areas:
    •  EMC analysis and testing
    • Design of hardware to mitigate EMC problems
    • Application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in EMC testing and analysis for assemblies, subsystems and system level
  • Familiarity of transfer impedance measurement techniques such as line injection method and triaxial method
  • Understand of development of EMI filters to specifically suppress common mode and differential mode noise


  • Master's degree or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipline with moderate EMC experience
  • Strong experience in electromagnetic solver tools such as CST, ANSYS and/or EMCoS.
  • Well published in EMC demonstrating application of novel problem solving techniques is desired.
  • Understanding of high voltage architectures
  • Experience with EMC software such as TILE is a plus
  • Anechoic chamber testing and model correlation is needed


  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
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Open office floor plan
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
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We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
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Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
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