United Technologies Corporation Staff Research Engineer, Power Electronics in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 71672BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

The Power Electronics Systems group within the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has an exciting employment opportunity for a Staff Research Engineer, Power Electronics. This is an experienced professional technical position within the UTRC organization, reporting directly to the Group Leader, Power Electronics Systems.

UTRC is the central research organization of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) which ensures the corporation’s technological advantage in the market and solves the toughest scientific challenges for our business unit customers. The Power Electronics Systems group, part of the Systems Department, matures and transitions power electronics and electric machines technologies that improve product performance, robustness, efficiency and cost. Power and energy systems are at the core of many automation, transportation, manufacturing, and building applications. We believe that the future of these applications will be fundamentally changed by power electronics systems technologies. Do you want to be part of the challenge?

As a Staff Research Engineer, Power Electronics you will be responsible for supporting and driving the execution of research projects targeting commercial/industrial or aerospace applications, working as (or with) a Principal Investigator, and under the guidance of a Project Leader. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Own and execute WBS items within UTRC technology programs and initiatives with minimum supervision; own WBS item scope, cost and schedule.

  • Define and assign tasks, and provide direction to junior-level engineering and support staff.

  • Execute strategy for engagement with business unit customers.

  • Expand collaboration network; actively engage as an alumni or member of external organization.

  • Contribute to the expansion of the team’s capability on technologies that enable next-generation commercial and aerospace applications.

  • Execute strategy for growing internal and external funding stream.

  • Support BU product development (TRL5-6) as part of technology transfer.

  • Provide technical expertise to the business units as required.

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multinational team environment focused on innovation. The candidate may interact with internal and external customers and leadership team members.

Qualification:

UTRC is looking for an outstanding individual that can bring expertise to help advance power electronics technology in several of the following key areas:

  • High power density converters (in the 1-1000 kW range).

  • High frequency converters (up to 1 MHz).

  • High voltage converters (up to 10 kV).

  • Harsh-environment converters (e.g., extreme temperatures, high-altitude, cosmic radiation, etc.).

  • Motor drive systems (1-1000 kW).

  • Simulation, modeling and control of power converters and motor drive systems.

  • Magnetics (inductor and transformer) design, analysis, prototyping and evaluation.

  • EMI/EMC filter design.

  • Power devices (Si, SiC, GaN, etc.) and their packaging with strong emphasis on applications.

Power electronics academic or research background is required, along with solid fundamentals on electrical engineering and electronics design (e.g., PCB design, converter topologies, gate drivers, digital/analog electronics, etc.). Strong background in modeling/simulation is also a must. The candidate will need to have good communication skills, capable of interacting with UTRC management and internal/external customers, and the ability to provide timely, accurate and detailed reports and presentations. The candidate must have a relevant portfolio of peer-reviewed and refereed publications in the field of power electronics. The job requires peer recognized achievement in the area of power electronics design, including modeling, prototyping and controls. A specific list of publications with title, date and forum must be submitted.

Following qualifications are not required, but are highly desirable:

  • Relevant industry experience.

  • Exposure to (or understanding of) aerospace or commercial/industrial applications of power electronics.

  • Experience with production processes for manufacturing and assembly of electronics assemblies and products.

  • Basic project management skills.

  • Advanced modeling, simulation and rapid prototyping skills (e.g., hardware-in-loop, model-based design, etc.).

US person or US Citizen required.

Education:

Minimum: M.S. in Electrical Engineering with at least 10 years of relevant research or industry experience.

Preferred: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of relevant research or industry experience.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

UTRC is looking for an outstanding individual that can bring expertise to help advance power electronics technology in several of the following key areas:

  • High power density converters (in the 1-1000 kW range).

  • High frequency converters (up to 1 MHz).

  • High voltage converters (up to 10 kV).

  • Harsh-environment converters (e.g., extreme temperatures, high-altitude, cosmic radiation, etc.).

  • Motor drive systems (1-1000 kW).

  • Simulation, modeling and control of power converters and motor drive systems.

  • Magnetics (inductor and transformer) design, analysis, prototyping and evaluation.

  • EMI/EMC filter design.

  • Power devices (Si, SiC, GaN, etc.) and their packaging with strong emphasis on applications.

Power electronics academic or research background is required, along with solid fundamentals on electrical engineering and electronics design (e.g., PCB design, converter topologies, gate drivers, digital/analog electronics, etc.). Strong background in modeling/simulation is also a must. The candidate will need to have good communication skills, capable of interacting with UTRC management and internal/external customers, and the ability to provide timely, accurate and detailed reports and presentations. The candidate must have a relevant portfolio of peer-reviewed and refereed publications in the field of power electronics. The job requires peer recognized achievement in the area of power electronics design, including modeling, prototyping and controls. A specific list of publications with title, date and forum must be submitted.

Following qualifications are not required, but are highly desirable:

  • Relevant industry experience.

  • Exposure to (or understanding of) aerospace or commercial/industrial applications of power electronics.

  • Experience with production processes for manufacturing and assembly of electronics assemblies and products.

  • Basic project management skills.

  • Advanced modeling, simulation and rapid prototyping skills (e.g., hardware-in-loop, model-based design, etc.).

US person or US Citizen required.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.