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Sr. Electrical Design Engineer

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Murata Power Solutions is a provider of high performance, innovative power systems offering a diverse portfolio ranging from AC-DC power supplies to DC-DC converters to power semiconductor product lines. Murata Power Solutions is focused on delivering highly efficient, power dense modules to technology leading partners in the cutting-edge markets of computing, communications, industrial, robotics, medical, and automotive.

Well known for the quality of its products and workforce, we can provide you the opportunity to work with talented people and a management team focused on growth and the ongoing development of leading-edge technologies for many of the world’s major OEM’s.

Position Summary

Responsible for the design and development of leading-edge power conversion products with a focus on reliability, productivity, lowest cost, and raising the bar on power density and efficiency.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Leads and coaches junior engineers and technicians in various engineering assignments.

  • Reviews PCB layouts & other design documents prior to their releases for procurement or production.

  • Conduct design reviews in various design stages.

  • Research new technologies for future product needs.

  • Perform sustaining engineering activities to resolve all production related issues.

  • Suggests technical approaches and estimated man-hours to support quotations and ROI analysis.

  • Work with compliance groups to ensure successful completion of certification process.

  • Write engineering requirements documents, test plans, validation reports.

  • Empirically models and simulates complex circuits.

  • Propose circuit topology, perform loss budget, evaluate performance targets, estimate product cost from a given product spec or market requirement document.

  • Design circuits (power, control, supervisory, regulatory), select components, create schematic and necessary documents to facilitate CAD layout.

  • Reviews PCB layouts & other design documents prior to their releases for procurement or production.

  • Test and debug prototypes to ensure the design meets all required specifications.

  • Support product qualifications to ensure design integrity.  Determine root cause and implement corrective actions to close all issues found.

  • Prepare documentation deliverables for pre-release and final production release.

  • Prepare ECOs and TCOs to implement design changes.

  • Supports Marketing and Sales staff in the course of opportunity generation.

  • Responsible that all product designs meet their intended design specifications and complies with all appropriate engineering guidelines and requirements.

  • Design new families of BMP DC/DC power converters based on Customer and Marketing generated product specification.

  • Resolves and overcomes challenging technical hurdles with innovative circuitry and/or methods.

  • Generates relevant documentation to support design, manufacturing, and the marketing of products.

  • Travels to remote contract manufacturers to troubleshoot issues and bring them to resolution.

Experience Required

  • BSEE with 4 years, MSEE w/ 3years or Ph.D. with 1 years’ experience in designing & developing high-frequency, high-density DC/DC power converters.

  • Minimum 2 years in product development, with evidence of successful concept, to prototyping, to manufacturing production.

  • Solid experience with MathCAD, PSpice, SIMplis or other design software tools is required.

  • Experienced in M.S. Office Suite. Cadence SW Allegro.

  • Knowledge of and experience in all facets of high frequency high-density switching power supply design including circuit topologies, control theories, loop compensation, magnetics design, EMI/RFI, supervisory functions, and PCB layout

  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced engineering environment and bring products to high volume manufacturing.

  • Must be flexible, pro-active, and willing to dedicate the necessary efforts when needed to meet team objectives.

  • Experience in several power conversion topologies and methodologies; Flyback, Resonant, LLC, Buck, ZVS, Synchronous, Current-mode-control, etc.

  • Possesses good understanding of thermals, mechanical and packaging challenges.

  • Possess knowledge of high-volume manufacturing technologies and production variances.

  • Works well with cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrates analytical/problem solving skills and ability to guide critical decisions.

  • Experience in digital control via embedded controllers and associated firmware.

  • Good understanding in the theory, design, construction and implementation of magnetics both embedded and SMT versions.

  • Solid foundation in PCB layout, component placement and routing.

  • Previous experience in leading and coaching team members is an asset

Competencies

Acting as a Champion for Change
Acting Strategically
Driving for Results
Inspiring and Motivating Others
Sharing Information
Solving Complex Problems
Thinking Broadly
Working with Diverse Populations

Compensation and Benefits:

Our benefit package is comprehensive and includes Medical Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; 401(K); Flexible Spending Accounts; Paid Vacation/Holidays; Short Term Disability; Long Term Disability; Tuition Reimbursement.


Nearest Major Market: Worcester