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Power Electronics Engineer (Entry Level to <8 Yrs Experience)

Baltimore, Maryland

RCT Systems, Power Systems Division, is seeking Electrical Engineers specializing in Power Electronics Hardware and/or Control Design. More specifically, Power Electronics Engineers will be involved in:

  • Design and testing of SiC based power electronic converter topologies including active rectifiers, isolated DC-DC converters, solid-state-transformers, and high-speed motor drives
  • Design and test DSP based digital control algorithms, FPGA modulators, and PLC based high-level system controllers
  • Detailed PCB designs including SiC gate drivers, system control PCBs, and support hardware
  • Design and test low (1.2 - 1.7 kV) and medium voltage (3.3 – 10 kV) SiC semiconductor modules
  • Design embedded control algorithms, harmonic compensators, software PLLs, and other embedded algorithms
  • Develop Controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop test setups, control cards, and control algorithms
  • Experience with medium voltage power distribution, solid-state-transformers, and printed circuit board design experience highly desirable

Minimum Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship required due to US Government ITAR program restrictions
  • BS in electrical engineering, computer science, or related major required, with minimum 3.3 GPA, MS and PhDs a plus
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance
  • The following experience is not required, but highly desirable:
    • Designing and/or controlling motor drives, ac-dc, and dc-ac converters
    • High speed communications development with high performance FPGAs
    • Programming various microcontrollers and DSPs
    • Hands-on experience with OPAL-RT, Typhoon, or other HIL platforms

Immediate Requirements/Projects include:
  • High Power SiC and Silicon power device design into converters/inverters
  • EMI/EMC MIL 461 Compliance and other MIL spec design requirements
  • Multiple parallel/series connected bi-directional galvanically isolated AC/DC, DC/DC converters
  • 13.8 kV and 4160V grid interface power converters
  • MV Isolated DC-DC converters
  • Power levels 50kW to 500kW converters/inverters that are linked together for higher power levels up in MWs
  • Navy (surface & sub), Army vehicles and infrastructure, Aircraft

RCT Systems PSD offers a Hybrid work schedule where time can be split between working from home, and in-person working in the Baltimore, MD office. Flexible schedules available.
Job Postings can be found at: https://rctsystems.catsone.com/careers/

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