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Design Engineer / R&D Engineer (Power Electronics Specialty)

Position Summary

Design and develop emergency lighting products/circuitry, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics, including controls, and interface circuitry. Also guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment. Application of power electronics, switchmode power supply circuit design, and electronics for lighting, includes design of voltage, current, and power regulators, and analog & digital controls. Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production. Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and develop new products such as; emergency lighting products, emergency lighting low frequency inverters, and other new products relating to lighting electronics that meet specified quality, reliability, performance, and costs targets.
  • Design and develop battery charger & battery management circuits, including smart chargers.
  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information.
  • May supervise or coordinate the work of other engineers, PCB & Mechanical, & technicians.
  • Prepare completed working prototype samples, including samples for the UL Client Test Data program, and production.
  • Guide and assist product engineers in the UL Client Test Data program, particularly as it applies to Failure Mode and Effects analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Develop and execute reliability studies, which includes successful on-site or off-site installations and conduct reliability tests and analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Participate in ALT, HALT, PTC testing, and other reliability/quality tests programs.
  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes.
  • Determine the proper materials that are to be used in each product and participate in test programs for new materials.
  • Specify and monitor tests for product compliance with the applicable standards required by qualifying agencies; i.e. UL, FCC, etc.
  • Evaluate product or material performance as necessary to support the Quality, Manufacturing, and Field Service functions.
  • Issue complete and concise reports regarding the performance of new or improved products, as well as competing products.
  • Participate in the initial production phase of manufacturing inquiries and problems.
  • Utilize analytical modeling tools, when applicable, to insure initial design can meet target specifications.
  • Other tasks as necessary

  • Experienced Power electronics design & development. Ability to conduct research, and quickly learn and adapt new technologies applied toward the design of new products.
  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of power electronics products. Experience in electronics for lighting or related fields helpful.
  • Requires strong electronics lab skills and use of electronic test equipment.
  • Strong Electrical Engineering skills.
  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams, supporting senior personnel .
  • Ability to use personal computers: spreadsheets, word processing software, drawing packages, etc.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI.
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products helpful.
Problem Solving/Decision Making

  • Make technical decisions based upon data observations and consults with more experienced/technical manager as needed. Appropriate “360” and cross-functional team transparency required.
  • Use own judgment in overcoming minor technical problems that arise, while seeking guidance on unusual and/or difficult cases from supervisor.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.
Experience and Education
  • MSEE with 2-5 years’ experience, or BSEE with 6+ years design & development experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.

E-mail resumes to jsaldana@iotaengineering.com with subject line: "Design Engineer (III)".

We offer a competitive salary and opportunity for advancement with the organization.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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