Electrical Engineer (Power Supplies) - Redwood City

Are you a DC-DC expert? Do you dream about ways to add 1% more efficiency, saving a square millimeter of board space, or shedding a gram from your power-supply projects? 

Joby Aviation is seeking a DC-DC expert and talented electrical engineer to join our team designing all-electric aircraft. You will work closely with other electrical and mechanical engineers to own architecture, design, and testing of low-wattage power-conversion across a wide range of projects. This is a hands-on position. Optimizing designs for reliability, size, weight, and efficiency will be a focus.

Responsibilities:
  • Choose topologies and requirements for a wide range of DC-DC power supplies
  • Component selection for minimum mass and maximum reliability
  • Investigate modern technologies for power conversion and management
  • Work with PCB designers to create reliable and low-mass layouts
  • Write requirements, participate in DFMEAs + create and carry out test and validation plans

Required:
  • Detailed knowledge of a multiple power supply topologies, including isolated and non-isolated architectures
  • Strong EE fundamentals, including familiarity with:
    • Signal conditioning and conversion (ADCs, filters, op-amps)
    • Discrete semiconductor design (FETs, BJTs, Diodes)
    • Signal isolation techniques
  • Schematic capture and PCB design
  • Experience with component selection
  • Hands-on experience with building and debugging hardware
  • Great communication skills
  • B.S. in electrical engineering or related discipline

Desired Experience:
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline 
  • 2+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer
  • Practice working with shared, version-controlled schematics
  • Experience with custom magnetics
  • Exposure to regulatory certification
  • Design-for-reliability, including use of DFMEA and fault trees
  • Designing for high EMI environments

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