Associate Consultant at Bask HR Consulting
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Leader - R&D - Electronics Hardware (15-30 yrs)
Role : JD - HV Electronics Hardware
Purpose of the role :
- Oversee the HV (400V to 1200V) electronics hardware engineering team to define, design, validate and take to production brand new HV hardware products (Motor Controllers, Inverter, DC-DC, OBC, PDU). This will include overseeing the selection of the right circuit topology, run simulations to verify the key performance characteristics, develop the detailed design, layout, prototypes and take the design through full verification and validation and into production. This also includes the selection of all the components, selection of the power devices and controllers and the development of basic firmware.
Tasks & Accountabilities :
- Lead and manage the HV electronic hardware development team, including hiring, training, and performance management.
- Drive the development of HV electronic hardware products from concept to mass production, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality standards.
- Develop and maintain hardware design processes, tools, and methodologies to improve efficiency, quality, and reliability.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including system team, software development, product management, and operations, to ensure alignment of hardware development with product goals and timelines.
- Manage relationships with external suppliers and partners to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of hardware components and services.
- Develop and maintain project plans, budgets, and schedules, and provide regular status updates to senior management.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies to inform hardware development strategy and product roadmap.
- Define the topology for the different devices under development
- Supervise the detailed circuit design (power electronics up to 300Kw, 1200V, power modules based on SI IGBT, SiC, GaN)
- Responsible for the detailed circuit analysis and simulations
- Designing advanced microprocessor/DSP control boards which may include FPGAs
- Responsible to meet the Functional Safety requirements at HW level
- Responsible for the printed circuit board (PCB) design, Signal Integrity, Thermal design and mechanical integration, DFMEA
- Design for manufacturing/Assembly
- Oversee the prototype development and testing
- Drive the homologation of the devices developed at component and system level
- Follow the EMC/EMI testing and certifications
- Author, maintain, and execute hardware test plans.
Skills, Abilities & Know-how :
- Experience in the development of high voltage motor controllers, inverters, DC-DC converters, On Board Chargers for Automotive / Transportations with 360v to 1000v systems
- Background in IC system.
- Experience with HV, High Power, High Switching frequency layout design for long term usage and an understanding of circuit degradation with temperature, usage and age.
- Strong first principles thinking along with excellent analytical, debugging and problem-solving skills.
Education & Experience :
- Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics engineering or equivalent.
- Master's degree in electrical engineering is a plus but not required.
- 15+ years experience in a relevant senior design engineering position.
- Of which at least 5+ years experience in leading a technical team.
- Experience with ownership of the electronics hardware organization with multiple successful projects delivered in an automotive setup.
- Experience with hybrid or electric vehicles at OEM level is a plus.