Power Electronics Engineer - San Carlos

Joby Aviation is seeking a talented power electronics engineer to join our team designing electric aircraft. This engineer will work closely with mechanical, software, and other cross functional teams and contribute towards the design of prototype motors, inverters, and DC/DCs from 0.5-200 kW. This is a hands-on position. Engineers are responsible for seeing their projects through from concept design to delivery and support of hardware. Optimizing designs for reliability, weight, and efficiency will be a focus.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers to optimize placement of high power modules/components and bus bars
  • Create clear and readable schematics for power electronics boards
  • Component selection for minimum mass and maximum reliability
  • Work with PCB designers to create reliable and low-weight layouts
  • Write requirements, participate in DFMEAs, create and carry out test and validation plans

Required:
  • Strong EE fundamentals, including familiarity with:
    • Power conversion
    • Signal conditioning and conversion (ADCs, filters)
    • Discrete semiconductor design (FETs, BJTs, Diodes)
  • Schematic capture and PCB design
  • Experience with component selection
  • Completed (designed/built/tested) high voltage/high power designs
  • Great communication skills
  • B.S. in electrical engineering or related discipline

Desired Experience:
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline with a focus in power electronics
  • 2+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer
  • Exposure to regulatory certification
  • Design-for-reliability, including use of DFMEA and fault trees
  • Designing for high EMI environments 
  • Wide bandgap semiconductors
  • Battery systems 

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