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Sr. Applications Engineer & Datacenter Systems Architect

Sr. Applications Engineer & Datacenter Systems Architect

Sr. Applications Engineer & Datacenter Systems Architect

Req. 4924 Engineering at  25 Frontage Road,  Andover, MA Posted:

An opportunity to join a team of world class engineers in the creation of a comprehensive portfolio of leading edge products and solutions. This position provides direct exposure to new products and technologies, with opportunities to innovate and mature ground breaking solutions that represent the state of the art in power conversion. We are seeking individuals with creativity, talent, experience and a drive for success in a collaborative work environment. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has strong analytical and problem solving skills, good educational background in electrical engineering, and experience designing power supplies or designing with power components. There are many opportunities to advance and increase responsibilities in Applications Engineering in support of growing product lines.


The Application Engineer is directly responsible for the creation of reference designs for Vicor Controllers as well as the creation of simulation models, application notes, test boards, datasheets, and expert tools. The Application Engineer is also a key contributor to the qualification of new products and systems. Finally there are opportunities to collaborate directly with key customers and industry leaders in defining and architecting industry leading power conversion solutions.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working independently and with other members of the team on various projects involving powertrain and system controllers.
  • Write complete specifications based on customer requirements and work closely with the Design Engineering organization to insure that the specification is translated into a “Roadmap” product that will meet the original customer requirement
  • Work with Tier 1 customers on adopting the Factorized Power Architecture and the use of VI Chips in next generation systems.
  • Designing, simulating, prototyping, testing, and optimizing custom circuitry with VI Chip products.
  • Conducting bench testing of new products at a system level.
  • Development of reference design and evaluation printed circuit boards.
  • Supporting Application Engineering’s participation in New Product Introduction (NPI) efforts.
  • Troubleshooting and optimizing customer systems which use VI Chips.
  • Demonstrating system solutions and prototypes in front of the customer.
  • Working as part of a team in defining new products in support of new applications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent (MSEE a plus)
  • Contact or experience with Blue Chip or Tier 1 SMPS customers desired.
  • 5+ years experience in Power Electronics Design or Applications Engineering
  • Excellent understanding of analog design and an analytical approach to engineering required.
  • Familiarity with feedback and other control systems.
  • Familiarity with Intel VR specifications for CPU core or Memory a plus.
  • Troubleshooting skills with basic power systems a plus.
  • Familiarity with modeling and design tools such as Simulink MATLAB, Altium, SPICE, Simplis, and Simetrix.
  • Comfortable with lab equipment used in the characterization and design of power supplies and systems (oscilloscopes, DMMs, Network Analyzers, EMI analyzers, loads, sources, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting at a very technical level in front of customers.
  • Some understanding of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), digital (e.g. PIC microcontroller) design, and simulation tools a plus.
  • Familiarity Altium or other CAD tools; Excel, Power Point, Word, and other office tools.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

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About Vicor

Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA.  Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics. 

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