Sr Power Electronics Eng

TAE Technologies

Foothill, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/28/2021
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  • Company Address: 19631 Pauling, Foothill Ranch, CA, 92610, US

About TAE Technologies

TAE Technologies (formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy) is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to tackle the world's biggest challenges. Our core mission is to create a new source of clean energy – one that's powered by nature's own processes and produces no harmful byproducts. It's what we call Friendly Fusion. Our groundbreaking work has resulted in industry-wide advances in accelerator and plasma physics and acted as a catalyst for adjacent innovations in healthcare, transportation and power management. With 20 years of focused research, TAE Technologies is on a purposeful path to commercial fusion energy and pioneering sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

Job Description

TAE Technologies develops breakthrough solutions to the most complex problems of our time. Our core mission is to develop and distribute safe, cost-effective commercial fusion energy with the cleanest environmental profile. With close to 1,000 issued and pending patents and over $600 million USD in private capital, we are now on the cusp of delivering a transformational energy source capable of sustaining the planet for thousands of years. Our foundational technology has catalyzed a portfolio of spinoff opportunities in critical markets such as electric mobility, power management, life sciences and more. Multidisciplinary and mission-driven by nature, TAE Technologies is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to create a bright future for us all.

We currently have an opening at our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) for a Senior Power Electronics Engineer. As a Senior Power Electronics Engineer in the Power Management group at TAE, you will be responsible for design and development of power electronics converters for e-mobility (e-powertrain) and for stationary applications (Energy Storage Systems). You will work with mechanical engineers and firmware engineers at a very high level of collaboration. This is a full-time position.

Working at TAE:

We are a diverse group of 200 of the most brilliant physicists, engineers and other experts from 30 countries around the world – all committed to improving our world through clean technology. TAE values individual expertise within our culture of collaboration. We offer generous benefits, vacation, career development programs and intramural ping pong.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of traction inverter, on-board charger, DC/DC and other power converters.
  • Design and development of power electronics converters for stationary energy storage systems (battery and supercapacitor based)
  • Design and development of PV converters for microgrids
  • Lead engineering team from specification to design, prototyping and manufacturing.
  • Select and design circuit topology, components and circuit board layout.
  • Develop control algorithms, prototyping, testing and validating power electronics products.
  • Contribute to vehicle level integrations including thermal, thermal and high voltage electrical interfaces.
  • Firmware development for power electronics systems.
  • Take part in the requirement development for power electronics converters and systems.
  • Collaborate with the manufacturing team to develop production processes.
  • Build and manage a strong business relationship with suppliers.
  • Lead test plan development, issue resolution, and lab and in-vehicle testing of power electronic systems.


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of power electronics and circuit design in automotive industry.
  • Solid background in power electronics and embedded control systems.
  • Design and validation experience with AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC converters.
  • Hands-on experience with magnetic design and EMC/EMI issues.
  • Deep understanding of power semiconductor devices, IGBT and MOSFET switching characteristic, loss and thermal modeling and analysis.
  • Experience with working in electronics lab environment and equipment. 
  • Experience in PCB design, schematic capture and layout.
  • Experience in modeling and control of power converters.
  • Embedded control programming experience.
  • Deep understanding of system level thermal, high voltage integration and efficiency optimization.
  • Familiar with product development processes from design to production, including DFMEA.

Additional Requirements:

  • Up to 20% domestic and international travel may be expected for this position. 


  • BS, MS or PhD in EE, ME or a related field.

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