Power Electronics Lead

Joby Aviation is seeking a talented power electronics engineer and leader to join our team designing electric aircraft. As a team leader, you will work closely with mechanical, thermal, software, and other cross functional teams to lead the design of motor inverters and DC/DCs from 0.5-150 kW. This is a hands-on position leading our existing talented team as well as recruiting and expanding the team and capabilities. Optimizing designs for reliability, weight, and efficiency will be a focus.

  • Set strategic and tactical goals and milestones for the team
  • Participate in the design and specifications for optimal subsystem layout and interactions within the powertrain
  • Guide and mentor both entry level as well as seasoned team members
  • Assess the capabilities of the team and determine roadmap to expand those capabilities through hiring
  • Simultaneously push forward strategic innovation while meeting near-term milestones
  • Write requirements, participate in DFMEAs, create and carry out test and validation plans
  • Lead design reviews through every stage of the development process, ensure high standard of work output
  • Some direct design engineering contribution simultaneous with leading the team

  • Strong EE fundamentals, including familiarity with:
    • Power conversion
    • Signal conditioning and conversion (ADCs, filters)
    • Discrete semiconductor design (FETs, BJTs, Diodes)
  • Experience with 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
  • 10+ 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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