Sep 18, 2019

Electrical Engineer - Tactical Power

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, USA
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description


Polaris Alpha Advanced Systems, a Parsons company, is seeking a highly motivated and creative power electronics engineer with broad knowledge and some experience to perform R&D projects for tactical power systems. Work to include designing and analyzing and improving the efficiency and scalability of the power electronics. You will work closely with scientists and engineers on team-based development projects with R&D teams in a tight-knit and data-driven organization, and you will play a key role in our prototype development iteration cycle.


The candidate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Performing research, development, and testing of ac-dc unidirectional and bi-directional power generation.
  • Working closely with R&D and product development teams defining the product specifications, designing hardware/software, and verifying the design.
  • Performing compliance-requirement, design-trade-off, and failure-mode analysis to facilitate transition from R&D phase.
  • Building and maintaining technical competency in power electronics technologies.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Deep knowledge in topology, modeling and control of various types of power converters such as DC/AC inverters, AC/DC converters, and DC/DC resonant converters.
  • Hands-on experience with designing, debugging, and testing of power converters, as well as with applications and/or design of its key components, such as semiconductor devices and magnetic components.
  • Familiarity with digital control theory and its implementation with embedded microcontrollers (MCU, DSP, FPGA).
  • Familiarity in using simulation and math software such as MATLAB/Simulink,
  • Experience in at least one programming language (Python, C, Matlab, etc.)
  • Experience with electronic equipment and instrumentation, including instrument automation
  • Understanding of power architectures and converters for applications.
  • Experience with PCB layout.
  • Experience with SPICE-based circuit simulation.
  • Experience with board-level physics simulation tools such as Ansys or ADS.
  • This job is located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years of industry or university research experience in a combination of power electronics design, analysis, test, and troubleshooting; more experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply
  • Prospective candidates should possess excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. They must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • U.S. citizens required.
  • Proficiency in electronics design (EDA) tools such as Altium or Cadence.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance.

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