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Senior Design Engineer - VPS Design Engineering

Vicor corporation

Andover, Massachusetts 01810
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Senior Design Engineer- VPS Design Engineering (Vicor Corporation; Andover, Massachusetts): Support design and development activities on VPS power supply products. Design activities include, but not limited to:Build circuits on breadboards to test new electrical circuitries; Perform electrical evaluation of products; Collect and prepare data from a wide variety of experiments, electrical testing, and analytical evaluations; Perform failure analysis using a variety of analytical techniques; Process prototype kits for verification testing and design approval for the qualification of products.Use technical skills in engineering analysis, coupled with technical skills in high frequency switch mode power supplies and topologies for power supply circuits / systems.Must demonstrate ability to evaluate electrical components and circuitry for use in complex power components.Support sustaining engineering activities for the existing product lines.Support existing product designs and customer interface with Sales and Applications Engineering.Design elements include electrical design, component selection, simulation/test, PCB layout and assembly and product specification.Develop product planning schedules, write test and qualifications plans and originate objective specifications.Work closely with internal organizations to ensure smooth introduction and manufacture of highly reliable product.Provide full product documentation, which includes bill of materials, test specifications and assembly and PC board drawings.


Minimum requirements are: Education: Master’s degree in electrical engineering. Experience: 5 years of experience in the job offered or 5 years of experience as an electrical engineer working with switch mode power supply. [Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering plus 7 years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience as an electrical engineer working with switch mode power supply design will substitute for a Master’s degree in electrical engineering plus 5 years of experience as an electrical engineer working with switch mode power supply design.]


Special Skills: Must have: (1) Experience working with multiple high frequency switching power supply topologies (including soft-switching and resonant conversion), and control architectures; (2) Foundation in the following power conversion design skills including: high frequency magnetic design, power conversion circuit design and analysis, circuit simulation, layout considerations, feedback control theory, and EMC compliance. (3) Ability to develop novel ideas to improve and enhance power supply designs and performance, conduct failure analysis, and develop corrective actions and solutions. (4) Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects. (5) Experience working with multi-functional teams and effectively communicating with peers, more junior engineers, and managers. Unless otherwise indicated, employer is seeking the ability in the skills listed above with no specific amount of years or experience required. All experience can be gained concurrently.


Apply by resume only to Lisa DeRusha, HR Generalist/Employment Specialist, Vicor Corporation, 25 Frontage Road, Andover, Massachusetts 01810. Reference: TA220996. An EOE.