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 Power Electronics Design Engineer - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200221432 / Latpro-3772028 
Date posted: Feb-06-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Power Electronics Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Feb 5, 2021

Role Number: 200221432

The Special Projects Group is seeking a Power Electronics Design Engineer for the Hardware Engineering Team. The candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and implementation of power electronics topologies as well as the design, bring-up, and design verification of power electronics and control boards. The position requires a hands-on approach, a can-do attitude, a passion for exploring diverse aspects of electrical design, excellent multi-disciplined teamwork, and a willingness to take on risk.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 5+ years of power electronics design experience
  • Experience designing high voltage power electronics and 3 phase inverters preferred
  • Simulation skills including Spice, MATLAB, PLECS
  • Proficiency with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, programmable power
  • supplies, function generators, power analyzers, and electronic loads
  • Familiar with EMC design concepts for power converters
  • Experience working in a team environment and self-motivated
  • Ability to articulate design issues in quantitative terms both verbally and with
  • documentation to a diverse audience and gathering team support
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and ability to use statistical techniques
  • Must possess good understanding of thermals, mechanical, packaging, and cost impacts
  • Consumer electronics experience not required, consideration will be given to qualified
  • candidates from medical, automotive, aerospace, and power electronics
  • Flexibility and comfortable working in a quickly changing environment


Design, simulation, and analysis of power electronic topologies and circuits including: power supplies, MCUs, gate drive, power stage, and protection circuitry

  • Defining design requirements, schematics, constraints, board stack-up, and layout from product-level requirements
  • Circuit prototyping, characterization, and validation
  • Specification development and documentation of compliance
  • Perform failure analyses such as DFMEA and worst case circuit analysis (WCCA) as well as failure analyses on products in design verification
  • Developing test and validation plans and documenting test results
  • Design, building, and configuring complex test setups
  • Data analysis generated from factory builds and lab experiments
  • Presenting designs and test results to a group of diverse set of engineering focus groups including EEs, MEs, EMC, thermal, and others
  • Generating and accepting constructive feedback in brainstorming / design review forums

    Education & Experience

    BS in Electrical Engineering required, MS and PhD highly valued.

    Additional Requirements

    • This position will require domestic and international travel (10%+)

  • Requirements

    See job description


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