Electrical Engineer, Power Electronics

  • SF Motors
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • May 05, 2020

Job Description

At SF Motors, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.

Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.


The candidate will be responsible for design and development of power converters, dcdc and electrical system for powertrain. Collaborate with mechanical, layout, and firmware engineering teams to successfully develop, test, validate and manufacture power electronics system. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Design and development of On board charger, DCDC and traction inverter.
  • Collaborate with mechanical, layout, and firmware engineering teams to develop and design power electronics system
  • Be responsible for circuit topology selection, components selection, circuit board layout
  • Be responsible for control algorithm development, prototyping, testing and validation of power electronics products.
  • Contribute to vehicle level integrations
  • Firmware development for power electronics system



  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel may be expected for this position.


Required Education and Experience

  • BS and above in EE, ME or Physics
  • Prior related experience in a key R&D role for minimum of 5 years
  • Solid background in power electronics and control system
  • Design and validation experience with AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC
  • Magnetic design and EMC
  • Deep understanding of power semiconductor device, IGBT and MOSFET switching characteristic, loss modeling and analysis
  • Experienced with working in electronic-lab environments and equipment
  • Experience in PCB design, schematic capture and layout
  • Modeling and control for power converters
  • Embedded control programming experience
  • Deep understanding of system level thermal, high voltage integration, efficiency optimization

Preferred Skills

  • Automotive experience
  • Knowledge in environmental, reliability, and safety requirements for Automotive application
  • Creative thinking, and high level analytical ability
  • Large volume product development experience

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment authorization will be required at the time of hire.

SF Motors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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