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Sr. Power Electronics Engineer

Job Helmond, NL
Posted 8 Apr 2021

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Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 7 years

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Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as a Sr. Power Electronics Engineer?

At Lightyear we have several domains which are basically teams within a particular field of expertise. While being part of the Power Electronics domain you'll be allocated to particular (sub-)systems of our current and future projects.

As a Sr. Power Electronics engineer you’ll be working on several multidisciplinary (sub-)systems in order to design & integrate cutting-edge Power Electronics components. For instance, you could work on an aircooled 40kW SiC motor inverter to drive the in-wheel motors (which we build from scratch!) or you’ll conceptually work on modelling resonant power converters for MPPT’s.

Within this scope, you will be involved in the whole design process. Starting off with research on the right topology and ending up with full integration into Lightyear One. Obviously, you’ll be part of all the steps in between, such as deciding on architecture, design of the electronics, setting up the technical product documentation and working on prototypes by executing tests in our Electronics Lab (where we have our own motor-test-bench set-up). A lot of tests and verification processes can be done in-house.

All and all, as a Sr. Power Electronics Engineer at Lightyear you’re able to truly work on cutting-edge Power Electronics components as part of a complex and highly efficient system. Within that context, you’ll do whatever it takes.

What do we expect from a Sr. Power Electronics Engineer at Lightyear?

In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. In addition, we are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. Therefore, you bring along:

  • A Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or related
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of Power Electronics within a high-tech environment
  • Experience and capable in evaluating and deciding on a power converter topology, choose or design the required components and create a schematic overview
  • You have a strong desire to work with Simulink/Matlab/PLECS and SPICE with a healthy dose of faith in your simulation models
  • You consider yourself a self-starter, a strong communicator and you’re willing to work in a highly passionate inter-cultural environment
  • Skilled in working with schematic tools (e.g. Altium, Orcad, Eagle), experience in PCB layout is a plus
  • Fluent in English

On a personal level you are someone who is accurate, influential, communicative, logical, perfectionistic, positive and systematic. 

What can you expect from Lightyear?

In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

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At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers and visionaries to challenge the status quo. You can join us!

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160 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years