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Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Formation

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

  • Join a team developing next generation battery cells for Rivian!
  • Own process/equipment within the Formation Cell Manufacturing Engineering team
  • Own Power tray Power Electronics and OCV DCIR Tooling and firmware
  • Work with cell team on formation related issues in production, work with team to assess path forward
  • Collaborate with various teams including design, quality, production to deliver ideal manufacturing solutions
  • Work with external and internal equipment suppliers to deliver manufacturing line
  • Support software engineers who develop algorithms and application code for embedded controller
  • The Staff Power Electronics Engineer will be responsible for development of high-power electrical circuits such as inverters and DCDC converters
  • Work with process development team to deliver in-line power electronic solutions for formation processes
  • Identify and troubleshoot power electronics issues associated with equipment/tools Qualifications:
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant industrial experience with MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Experience in design of high power battery charger (cell cycler) is a strong plus
    • Solid knowledge of power converter components, e.g., MOSFET, IGBTs, capacitors, magnetics, sensors, etc
    • Experience in the testing, debugging and validation of power converters, energy storage sub-systems and batteries
    • Schematic capture and PCB layout design for mixed signal, low voltage, and high voltage boards -(Altium, Cadence, etc)
    • Develop detailed computer simulations to investigate and verify the power converter performance (Matlab/Simulink, PLECS, HiL, SiL)
    • Experience in energy recovery solutions and energy storage system for high power consumption equipment
    • Programming experience in C/ C++/ VHDL/ Verilog and capability of delivering high-quality code for MCUs (with CLB) and FPGAs
    • Experience in design of 25kW+ isolated and bidirectional three-phase PFC is a plus
    • Experience in design of high-current (150A and more) and low-voltage DC-DC converter.
    • Experience in EMI test and mitigation
    • Experience with high precision voltage and current measurement circuit design (0.05% FS)
    • Familiar with relevant IPC standards
    • Familiar with global safety and EMC/EMS certifications (UL, FCC, CE, etc) and develop products to pass the relevant codes
    • Knowledge of environmental, reliability requirement for automotive, industrial and residential applications and experience in reliability tests (HALT, ALT, etc)
    • Motor control and commutation methods for various types of three phase motors is plus.
    • Able to work as a team and independently.
    • Proven ability to scale process/equipment from lab to high volume

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Formation, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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