Tesla Motors Palo Alto , CA 94306
Tesla's Power Electronics group is looking for a skilled and motivated electrical engineer to design and develop Power Electronics converter hardware intended to be used in Tesla power trains and energy products.
Design and build hardware of power electronics converters for use in automotive and energy storage applications.
Start to finish ownership of hardware from specification to design, prototype, reliability validation and high-volume manufacturing.
Collaborate with mechanical, PCB layout, and firmware engineering teams to successfully to design, validate and manufacture power converters.
Architect and model new power converter topologies that achieve better performance.
BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering.
4 or more years of relevant hands-on hardware experience in power converter (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC) design.
Strong understanding of power electronics topologies (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC).
Experience with high voltage power semiconductor selection (Si/SiC/GaN MOSFET's, Diodes), gate drive and protection circuit design.
Good understanding of switching waveforms, Semi-conductor losses and experience with loss modeling.
Solid understanding of the theory and application of magnetics (inductors, transformers) and capacitors (Electrolytic, film and Ceramic) used for power conversion.
Good experience with design analog/digital circuits and micro-processors.
Familiar with schematic capture and power converter circuit simulation tools.
Experience in supervision of PCB layout for minimal stray inductance and capacitance, placement strategies for better manufacturability, power/signal plane definition and EMC optimization.
Proficiency with basic EE tools (Oscilloscopes, Network analyzers, Signal Generators etc.).
MSEE or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Awareness of UL and CE electrical safety requirements and EMC requirements relevant to the design of power converters.
Knowledge in environmental, reliability, and safety requirements for Automotive, Industrial & Residential applications.
Knowledge of basic control theory and experience with embedded programming.