Principal Engineer - Power Electronics

As the Principal Engineer - Power Electronics at our company's Electronic Solutions, you will provide technical expertise in power electronics, magnetics, motor controls, machines, EMI, EMC, and systems applications.


In addition, you will:

•Provide leadership and strategic direction on design architectures, design practices, reliability, simulation, modeling and detailed design analysis for power electronics circuits.

•Provide input on cross-functional design decisions such as vibration, heat transfer, material properties, insulating materials, bus work design, high power conductors and connectors.

•Design, modify and evaluate electronic products for use in rugged environments to meet quality, delivery and cost goals.

•Plan, coordinate and perform requirement captures, design concepting, detailed worst case analog, digital circuit analysis, simulation, integration and verification for projects broad and complex in scope.

•Serve as a regional or international technical expert and as a primary contact between the enterprise and international forums in the area of power electronics. 

•Serve as a primary contact for university, research organizations and consortia. 

•Identify new technology changes that can strategically impact Deere products and works with product groups to apply these technologies into new products.

•Operate in a team environment and may act as lead person or supervisor, providing technical leadership and design solutions.



We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment.  Ideally, you will have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.  In addition, we require:

•12+ years of experience in electronic circuit design.

•Expertise in power electronics, magnetics, motor controls, machines and systems applications.

•Expertise in power converter architectures, design practices for gate drivers and other power circuits, understanding of physical design of power electronics for noise immunity.

•Expertise in analyzing and designing analog and digital dynamic controls for power conversion equipment and electric machines, understanding of modulation methods for inverters and converters.  

•Expertise in worst case analysis and system modeling (PSIM, MATLAB/Simulink, etc.).

•Expertise in the use of test and measurement equipment for electrical systems in high noise environments. 

•Skilled in electromagnetics and design practices for compliance with EMI standards, filter synthesis and design.

•Skilled in probability analysis, experiment design, wear out mechanisms, and failure modes.

•Understanding of industry standards (IEC, UL, ISO, SAE) as related to electrical systems design, functional safety, and components. 


A strong candidate will have:

•Understanding of mechanical vibrations, natural frequencies and vibration related design practices (isolation, damping, etc.).

•Understanding of material fatigue properties related to solder joints and power semiconductor devices.

•Understanding of material properties related to insulation materials, insulation design, corona/partial discharge, dielectric breakdown, structural materials, adhesives, conductor materials, dielectric materials paints, and coatings.

•Understanding of bus work design, high current conductors, high current connections and joints.

•Understanding of heat transfer, pulsed rating of conductors, magnetic devices, and power devices.

•Experience with Mathcad, PSpice, Simulink, or other circuit simulation tools

•Experience with Mentor Graphics or other schematic capture tools.

•Experience with designing to harsh environmental specifications.


Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes


Candidate Details
10+ to 15 years experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel – Occasionally