Power Converter Engineer

ViaSat   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Telecommunications

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 50 days ago


Job description
Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities
Viasat is looking for an experienced Power Converter/Analogue Design Engineer to join our growing company. In this dynamic role you will have the opportunity to design, develop and test analog and DC/DC power converter circuits for electronics used in commercial, military, and space products. This will include design for harsh environments including airborne and space applications. You will work in a collaborative team of electrical, systems, mechanical, manufacturing and test engineers to ensure successful product development and transfer to production.


Requirements
•5+ years of experience in analog and power converter design and analysis.
•Experience using tools SPICE based circuit analyses programs (PSPICE, LTSPICE, HSPICE), schematic capture (Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, ORCAD Capture), and board layout (Mentor Graphics Expedition, ORCAD PADS)
•Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, current probes, frequency response analyzer, and multimeters
•Ability to obtain a top secret clearance
•Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
•U.S. Government Position. U.S. Citizenship Required.
•Up to 10% domestic travel


Preferences
•Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
•Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance
•Experience in DC-DC converters, operational amplifiers, comparators, bipolar transistors, buffers, DAC’s, ADC’s, power MOSFET’s, and gate drivers and applying this technology to support RF/microwave and digital hardware
•Knowledge in the areas of feedback control theory, power magnetics, DC-DC power switching topologies and synchronous rectification, EMI/EMC filter design, and military standards
•Background or interest in digital and RF/Microwave design
•Designing for harsh environments experience (including radiation)
•Familiar with selection of parts suitable for space environments

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:
BA/BS

Years of experience:
5-8 years

Travel:
Up to 10%

Citizenship:
US Citizenship Required

Clearance:
Must be able to obtain a United States Top Secret Clearance

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