Continental Corporation CES Principal Staff Electrical - Power Electronics Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

CES Principal Staff Electrical - Power Electronics Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI


Job Description

Principal Staff Power Electronics Engineer

Core Responsibilities:

• Develop automotive electronics for high voltage and high­ frequency systems

• Design of digital/analog electronic controllers

• Design simulation of power electronics

• Use of design tools for schematic capture, circuit simulation, and worst case analysis.

• Interact on a technical level within the design team and external customers.

• Provide manufacturing support.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Translate customer requirements into innovative and cost­ effective design solutions.

• Manage tasks to meet project milestones.

• Execute tasks according to corporate and business unit processes.

• Support DV, PV, EMC and DFMEA activities.

• Work in a global team environment to support business unit goals and objectives.

Core Capabilities:

• Power Electronics Design

• Digital / Analog Electronics Design

• HEV or equivalent High Voltage design experience

• ECAD experience (Zuken, PSpice, MathCad etc.)

• FPGA experience

• Self starter

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

• B. S. in Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline

• 7+ years of experience in automotive electronics design

• Extensive experience with power electronics innovations, development, and release to production

• 2+ years as a grade 11 Lead Staff Engineer + 2 years as other SG 11 Engineer (Sr. Staff, TPL, Supervisor)

• Must meet at least 3 of the following; in addition to years of relevant experience:

• L2, L3, L4 Global Expert Designation

• Recognized External Certification(s)

• Relevant Technical Engineering Master’s Degree (MSEE, MSME, etc.) or PHD

• Relevant Patent(s) earned or pending invention disclosures

• Authored recent external research publications

Preferred Qualifications:

• 10+ years of practical experience in Power Electronics and Digital / Analog hardware design

• Creative experience indicated by generating patents, and/or publications in the power electronics field.

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About Continental

With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230.000 employees in 56 countries. Continental Engineering Services (CES) is a subsidiary of Continental AG. With more than 1,500 engineers and specialists, we design and manufacture complex high technology mechatronic products and systems for small series and niche applications at 15 locations around the world. Depending on our customer needs, we can either develop bespoke products from initial concepts, or we have the unique opportunity to access and modify the proven large-scale production technology of Continental AG for individual solutions. Manufacturers of sports cars and special-purpose vehicles as well as a variety of industrial customers are among those who benefit from our services. We work in the areas of Chassis & Safety Control, Interior Electronic Functions, Vehicle Electrification, and Engine & Transmission Management. Are you ready for an exciting future? Apply now!

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United States


Chassis and Safety

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