The purpose of the Embedded Control Research Engineer is to enhance the EPIC Power Electronics team by providing knowledge in control algorithm design, control hardware and software development employing extensive experience in Control Theory and its application in embedded controllers for power electronic products. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and proficient in working with various real-time operating systems. The Embedded Control Research Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing real-time applications predominantly used to control power electronic converters and equipment. Collect, document, and refine the requirements of the power electronic converter application and develop associated control specifications for the same. Design and reduce to operation real time control solutions (software and hardware) that conform to the specifications. The Embedded Control Research Engineer is responsible for the supervision of graduate students during project activities, and active production of research in the context of executed projects and independently.
Minimum Experience / Education:
MS Electrical and/or Computer Engineering (BS with extensive experience will also be considered) 2-5 years of experienced with MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering 7-10 years of experience with BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering The candidate must be proficient with simulation tools such as MATLAB Simulink and/or PSIM while having experience with coding in C/C++ and FPGA programming tools.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Since this is a critical aspect for the success of product development, a combination of knowledge and experience in power electronics control theory methods is essential. The preferred candidate will hold a PhD. in Electrical Engineering specializing in embedded controls and electronic control theory. Fluent and highly experienced in power electronics control concepts for dc/dc, dc/ac grid interactive and dc/ac grid independent power conversion systems. Strong coding skills in C, C++, and FPGA programming. Embedded controls architecture and coding. Experienced in power electronics development processes and documentation. Practiced hands-on power electronics testing. Conversant with power electronics control parameters for feedback control design. Familiar with applications of power electronic products and sequence of controls for different applications. Knowledgeable in photovoltaic, battery, renewable energy and conventional generation control schemes with power electronics. Fluent in conducting control and software design reviews in a diverse group including code reviews and methods of conducting reviews. Experienced in taking full ownership of the software and control design. Able to do technical writing and create instructions to document for other areas of the design/test team as well as the users of the developed control. Task and deadline oriented, self-starter/driven, leadership. Experience with real-time digital simulations a plus.
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