Power Supply Design Engineer III

L3 Communications   •  

Plano, TX

Industry: Telecommunications.


5 - 7 years

Posted 181 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Summary: Responsible for Electrical Design Engineering with a focus on the design of power supply and distribution for a variety of Radar and Signal Processing systems.   Major Responsibilities/Activities Statements:

  • Electrical design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, circuit simulation, schematic capture, and board layout for low-voltage of switching power supply solutions.
  • Develop solutions utilizing Power Factor Correction, Forward, Boost, Buck, and SEPIC topologies with output power ranges of 10W -150W.
  • Design and specify magnetic components
  • Engage in all phases of product development, including concept, architecture, design, and test.
  • Schedule, cost, and technical responsibility at the board or subsystem level
  • Electrical design synthesis at the board or subsystem level
  • Simulate, Breadboard, Test and Troubleshoot analog and power conversion circuits and subsystems
  • Develop test plans and procedures for electrical power subsystems
  • Perform test and evaluation of Electrical boards and systems
  • Review and develop technical specifications.
  • Design power supply assemblies for specification compliance.
  • Verify that designs meet or exceed all requirements and specifications.
  • Perform detailed technical analyses and create test and analysis reports.
  • Develop technical solutions to known production, reliability, or performance problems.
  • Generate design documentation to ensure the delivery of a quality finished product.
  • Facilitate design reviews with key stake holders, including Design Engineering, Production and Manufacturing.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary design teams and reviews
  • Learn and follow company processes for product development, configuration management, purchasing, etc.
  • Direct less experienced engineers as part of a design team
  • Other duties as assigned



Job Requirements: Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 - 7 years engineering experience in analog or power electronics design
  • Board level design, development and/or testing experience with power distribution and converter systems
  • Working knowledge in the selection of switching power supply components:  FET Switches, Inductors, Capacitors
  • Working knowledge of circuit simulation tools such as SPICE
  • Product design experience with repetitive production applications

 Required Skills:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Must be able to perform detailed analysis
  • Experience performing design trade studies comparing functionality, quality, and cost
  • Knowledge of basic test equipment
  • Working knowledge of Mil-Std-461
  • Capable of working independently in a lab environment
  • Working knowledge of schematic entry and board layout such as Mentor Graphics DxDesigner and Mentor Graphics PADS
  • Familiarity with Configuration Control processes
  • Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

 Other Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Existing DoD Clearance with a current 5 year update
  • Ability to obtain any additional clearances as required


  • Matlab or other programming language
  • Advanced Engineering Degree
  • Experience in the design of electronics for defense or avionics applications