Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Position category: Engineering
Location: Sydney North
Position code: FWG34002

Senior Power Electronics Engineer


Sydney North, NSW

An Australian, VC backed on-grid hybrid storage company is looking for a Senior Power Electronics Engineer to the lead the small engineering team in further developing the flagship hybrid inverter/energy-storage product through the full product development life cycle for the next generation product that includes new functionality, such as higher solar PV MPPT rating, more efficient round-trip topology design, VPP integration, EV charger pairing and meeting US UL standards.

They have a patented storage boost technology and their product is optimised for Australian conditions and delivers more value for money than any competitor over the lifetime of the unit. The current version is available in the market.


  • Power electronics design, specialising in grid connected solar inverters, battery storage, and battery solar chargers.
  • Full product life cycle from concept through to validation and field trials.
  • Battery management system design.
  • Simulation of power electronics and digital control.
  • Testing (verification and validation) of product requirements to demonstrate the design is fit-for-purpose.
  • Schematics and PCB layout in Altium.
  • Generation of design, test, and manufacturing documentation.
  • Maintain regular and clear communication with software & mechanical engineers to keep the hardware and software development in sync.
  • Lead and mentor other junior engineers.


  • Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering or another relevant field.
  • Full PDLC, from concept to production, of multiple complex power electronics products for medium to large scale manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a hands-on environment with electronics or electrical components, preferably with grid interactive inverter, solar MPPT and battery chargers.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001).
  • Preferably knowledge of US UL standards.
  • Simulation experience (PSIM, LTSpice, Matlab).
  • PCB Design from concept through to schematic and layout (Altium).
  • Experience designing/testing embedded or FPGA control systems with power electronics.
  • Experience of developing system documentation (requirements, specifications).
  • Ability to work safely with 230V without supervision. E.g., probing, debugging, adjusting power supplies, etc.
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Resident.

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