Principal Engineer, Power Electronics

HARMAN International

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About the job

About The Role

As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the conceptualization, design, implementation, and testing of technologies, tools, or processes while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. Demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Recognized throughout the Division as an emerging expert. In this role, you will help author and invent the next generation of audio power hardware and software. Leveraging technology trends and their own expertise, the successful candidate will disrupt both cost and user experience to lead the professional audio industry.

Your Team

You will report to the Senior Manager. This position has no direct supervisory responsibility but will help contextualize technical career opportunities for peers and junior talent as well as serve as a mentor to junior members of the team.

What You Will Do

  • Architect, design, and test high-power audio amplifiers and power supplies. Also, oversee technical design reviews and advise on all aspects of product design.
  • Ensure product meets customer and internal requirements, specifications, and cost targets.
  • Conduct research and development for new technologies and products. Research and review competitive products, technologies, and intellectual property.
  • Ensure that potential intellectual property is fully researched, documented, and protected.
  • Release and maintain controlled documents as required.

What You Need

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (or related Engineering field) with a minimum of 8 years of experience.
  • Expert in at least one of the following fields: Power Electronics, Power Supplies, Analog / Digital Electronics design.
  • Experience working with a variety of power converter applications and topologies including, but not limited to:
    • AC/DC and DC/DC converters
    • Power Factor Correction (PFC)
    • Resonant and Quasi-resonant converts (SRC, LLC, LCC, etc)
    • Flyback, full-bridge, half-bridge, forward, buck, boost, etc
    • Control systems design
  • Experience in design for global safety / regulatory requirements (CSA, UL, etc.). Experience and/or knowledge in PCB layout practices.
  • Experience with design for manufacturability (DFM) and thorough knowledge of design for EMC.

What Is Nice To Have

  • Master of Science in Engineering.
  • Previous Professional or Consumer Audio/Video experience. Knowledge of professional audio systems (public address, cinema, sound reinforcement, etc.)
  • Experience and/or knowledge in PWM Class D switching amplifier design including:
    • Feedback and power stage simulation/design.
    • Protection schemes.
  • Thermal design experience related to power semiconductors for both natural and forced air convection including thermal interfacing and dissipation.
  • Transformer/magnetic design knowledge and/or experience.
  • Experience in utilizing circuit simulation and analysis tools. Also, experience with mixed-signal analog/digital system design.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel domestic and international 5-10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

What We Offer

  • Competitive wellness benefits.
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration.
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the globe and make an impact on our business.
  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.).