Applied Physical Sciences (APS) is looking for a highly motivated power electronics engineer to join our Sensing and Communications Department. Successful candidates will have a BS, MS, or PhD degree in electrical engineering with professional experience in design, development, and test of power electronic systems. Professional experience beyond 5 years is desired, but may not be required in all circumstances. Successful applicants will support the design and development of a wide variety of underwater maritime systems including electromechanical actuation systems, payloads for unmanned underwater vehicles, acoustic communication transceivers, wireless power transfer, and high-power acoustic transmit arrays.
Candidates must have a proven track record of designing and implementing custom PCBs for prototype R&D systems. Experience designing energy storage system components, DC/DC converters, power amplifiers and magnetics, and interfacing to the embedded processors that control such devices is required. Previous experience laying out boards and/or managing vendors which provide layout services is highly desired, as is experience designing for EMC and testing and integrating PCBs into larger systems.
APS works on exciting, technically challenging, cutting-edge technologies that will expose candidates to a wide variety of multidisciplinary fields and allow for unique growth opportunities and learning experiences. At APS you will work in a small company environment where technical excellence is rewarded and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged, and you will have the chance to work directly with colleagues and customers that value innovation and creativity.
Design, development, integration, and debugging of complex power systems
Required Attributes and Skills:
Experience with power system design experience consisting of circuit analysis and simulation, component selection, schematic capture, PCB design, and verification testing
Design of DC/DC and AC/DC power systems ranging from 500 W to 10 kW for use in harsh operating environments
Experience with various power converter topologies such as Buck, Boost, Flyback, SEPIC, etc. and their control methodologies
Experience with implementation of high availability power supplies and/or failover systems
Comprehensive knowledge of electronic power devices such as MOSFETs, Schottky Diodes, SiC FETs, and IGBT’s
Experience with common digital communication schemes (RS232/RS422, I2C, I2S, SPI, McBSP)
Experience troubleshooting electronic systems
Previous experience with or oversight of electronic layout, bill-of-materials, and assembly process
Proven experience designing with electromechanical actuators, DC/DC converters, power amplifiers, and magnetics
BS in electrical engineering with a power systems focus
Must be able to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
Desired Attributes and Skills:
Prior experience designing electronics for underwater maritime systems
Experience working with acoustic transducers
Basic understanding of signal processing and Matlab data analysis
Prior experience creating technical content for new products, ideas, or other business development pursuits
Experience working in an R&D environment and working in small multidisciplinary teams
Experience mentoring junior EE staff on electronics design, PCB implementation, and board troubleshooting
Experience with C/C++ coding for microcontrollers (or similar)
Experience using National Instruments (or similar) data acquisition systems and LabView
APS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Dynamics Corporation, offers a small company environment including competitive salary, excellent benefits, and comfortable working conditions. An immediate position is open in our Groton, CT office.
Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and application using the form fields below, fax them to 860-448-3075, Attn: Janet, or mail to the company address. Please reference the requisition number and title of the position in the subject line of your submission.
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