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Senior IC Application Engineer - (9000)

Senior IC Application Engineer - (9000)

Senior IC Application Engineer - (9000)

Req. 9000 Engineering at  25 Frontage Road,  Andover, MA Posted: Nov 10, 2021


Senior IC Application Engineer (Vicor Corporation; Andover, Massachusetts): The Senior IC 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 duties will include working independently and with other members of the team on various projects involving powertrain and system controllers; circuit-level and systemlevel time-domain and frequency-domain simulation of different power converter topologies, analog circuits, and digital controllers; defining hardware and firmware requirements for control circuits used in Vicor products; designing, prototyping, and testing, evaluation boards for verifying powertrain controller ICs and firmware; supporting design teams in implementing test and trim routines used to calibrate ICs; investigating market requirements for Vicor products and working with technical leaders in those markets to define controller level requirements; performing system level verification of new products as part of New Product Introduction (NPI) programs; and assisting product development and applications teams in troubleshooting products in development.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or related field plus 5 years of related experience. Alternatively, will accept Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or related field plus 7 years of relevant experience. Must have: 3 years of experience designing high-frequency AC-DC, DC-DC power supplies, or designing with high-frequency AC-DC or DC-DC power components; excellent understanding of analog design and an analytical approach to engineering; Skilled in lab equipment used in the characterization and design of power supplies and systems (oscilloscopes, DMMs, Network Analyzers, EMI analyzers, loads, sources); excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting at a technical level in front of customers; experience with CAD and office tools – Altium, Excel, PowerPoint, Word; troubleshooting skills will basic power systems; and a good understanding of feedback and control systems, Electromagnetic Interference (IMI), digital (e.g. PIC microcontroller) design and simulation tools

Salary: $134,742 to $154,700 per year

Apply online at Ref: 00026846. An EOE.

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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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