General Motors Power Electronics Researcher - RES0001046 in Pontiac, Michigan

What You Will Do

You will perform research and development of advanced power electronics components and systems for use in electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Architect and develop future power converter and drive topologies
  • Conduct research in high power density, high temperature power electronic systems using wide band gap devices and other future cutting-edge technologies.
  • Provide design solutions and analysis for future products.
  • Develop simulation tools and models for rapid prototyping and validation of design concepts.
  • Conduct experimental testing and evaluation of new concepts.
  • Document work in research reports, external publications, and records of invention.
  • Interact closely with divisional staffs and development partners to meet project objectives.
  • Participate in technical discussions and reviews as a technical expert.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry and technical developments affecting areas of responsibility

What You Need To Have

  • Ph.D. preferred in Electronic/Electrical Engineering (or related science or technology degree)
  • Hands-on hardware experience in power converter (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC) design.
  • Strong understanding of power electronics topologies.
  • Experience with high voltage power semiconductor selection (Si/SiC/GaN MOSFET’s, Diodes), gate driver 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.
  • Experience in the design of analog and digital circuits.
  • Experience in micro-processor, DSP, and FPGA control of power electronics.
  • Familiar with schematic capture and power converter circuit simulation tools.
  • Experience in 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.).
  • Theoretical knowledge of controls relevant to power electronics.
  • Effective oral and written communication