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POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEER

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEER

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018

Description

The SpaceX Power Electronics team works to design and manufacture high performance power electronics equipment for the world's most advanced launch vehicles and spacecraft. The team’s responsibilities include power conversion, power distribution, and power systems, with power levels ranging from tens of watts to potentially hundreds of kilowatts. You will work on assignments focused on hardware bring-up and ground side engineering equipment for the Dragon 2 vehicle.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Develop innovative hardware and software solutions for performance evaluation of power electronics systems

Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to close out Dragon 2 power system performance test, qualification and certification activities

Own hardware development assignments, including system trades, end to end documentation, scheduling, design analysis, build, and test

Design high reliability power electronics, including fault isolation, filters, power stages, magnetics, control electronics, and thermal solutions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

Hands on experience working with power electronics

1+ years of hands on experience with modeling, simulation, and testing of DC power converter electronics

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Master’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent

Proficiency with Python, Altium, and SPICE based simulation tools

Experience with software development

Experience with magnetics analysis and selection

Experience with EMI/EMC compatibility

Experience with spacecraft electrical power systems and radiation effects

Experience building a switching power supply from ground up

Experience with schematic capture and board layout

Demonstrated success in a team design environment

Knowledge of and experience with fundamental power converter topologies and semiconductor devices

Passion for hardware simulation and development

Hands-on engineer excited to work in a fast paced environment

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