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Design Engineer-Inverter and Power Electronics

Design Engineer-Inverter and Power Electronics
by Daniel Nenni on 08-01-2020 at 9:44 am

Website Altair

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Design Engineer-Inverter and Power Electronics. This is a long-term contract hire position.


What You Will Do:

The Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and engineering of Inverters, DCDC converters, On-Board-Chargers for Electric Vehicles (EV) .  The right candidate will support design changes driven by customer change request (based on crash results)—relocation of the connector, PCB layout, which has effects on layout of filtering components, DC cap, and other layout challenges


What You Will Need:



·         Strong fundamental knowledge in high-voltage inverters , DCDC converters and On-Board-Chargers for automotive applications

·         Strong knowledge of power-electronics layout for Si-IGBT and SiC-MOSFET based switching devices

·         Strong knowledge of designing and architecting the gate drivers for Si-IGBT and SiC-MOSFET inverters

·         Knowledge of designing and sizing capacitor bank and signal filters

·         Strong knowledge in circuit analysis and power transfer efficiency analysis using Simulink electrical, SPEED, Ansys and PSPICE.

·         Must be able to analyze the Inverter and converter designs, optimize capacitor bank, busbars, harmonics including design optimization for EMI and EMC compliance

·         Experience in an OEM or Tier-1 supplier industry is advantageous

·         Prepare for and participates in formal and informal design review activities

·         Design for Six Sigma tools and approaches, engineering simulation & modeling software, and phase-gate development processes for new products in development.

·         Engage suppliers of existing Y-cap, DC-cap and other components to re-size/redesign based on new packaging

·         Create simulation models to predict structural, fatigue, vibration, thermal, and flow performance of new products in development

·         Conduct detailed analysis of tolerance stacks to ensure efficient assembly and reliable product performance

·         Engage new connector supplier

·         Layout to meet packaging targets

·         Design for manufacturing Integrate Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T),



·         3 to 7 years’ experience with Invertor and power electronics design for electrification/hybridization of passenger cars or commercial vehicles

·         BSME and or BSEE or Master Degree preferred or PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics

·         Experience with Invertors and power electronic switching devices

·         Familiarity with Hypermesh, ABAQUS and StarCCM+ is advantageous

·         Familiarity developing a product from concept to production

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


What We Offer:

·         Competitive salary and benefits

·         Employee discounts

·         Free training on all Altair products


Please note, Altair has a defined recruitment process and we do not interview or request personal information from candidates through social media or messenger applications


Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.


Our vision is to transform customer decision making with simulation, data analytics, and high-performance computing.


For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit . Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering.

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