Power Electronics Engineer

| Greater LA Area
THE PURPOSE:
 
The Power Electronics division is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing the electrical power components in the Hyperloop system. These components include variable frequency drives for propulsion and levitation, energy storage systems, charging systems, wiring and cable assemblies, and the associated control hardware and control algorithms. We are seeking a Power Electronics Engineer at our Los Angeles facility to join our diverse, experienced team in designing power electronics and battery systems for one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth. 
 
THE ROLE:
 

Lead the effort in testing the power stage of 4 different power converters at component, module, assembly and system level. Specifically, this position is responsible for,

  • Documentation of related test requirements, test setup/fixture design, test plan, and test report
  • Conducting all related test, collecting test data, analyzing test data, and analyzing failure modes, trouble-shooting if necessary.
    • The above mentioned tests include, but not limited to: IGBT characterization tests with single pulse and double pulse test for two different platforms; power converter assembly level functional and characterization tests; and integrated system level functional and characterization tests
  • Providing necessary support to other team members in a multi-disciplinary product development environment
 
THE CANDIDATE:
 

The candidate shall possess the following characteristics:

  • Experiences in developing a product from concept to production
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
 

Candidates must have product development experience in high power electronics converters, specifically, 

  • Hands-on experience in high power converters design and testing
  • Hands-on experience with gate drivers and IGBT testing 
  • Solid knowledge of power converter components, e.g., IGBTs, capacitors, magnetics, busbars, sensors, etc.
  • Solid experience of working in a high voltage and high power engineering lab environment
  • Solid experience in using high voltage and high power test related equipment and instruments 
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field and 5 years of experience in a power electronics-related role
  • Labview, Python, and Matlab or other related software for data acquisition and analysis
  • HV Power stage test setup design, implementation and validation
  • Experience with power converter tests with inductive load
  • Experience with variable speed drive tests
 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

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Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

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