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Electrical Design Engineer - Utilidata - Ann Arbor, MI

Company: Amy Cell Talent
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

If you are an electrical engineer passionate about the future of energy technology and eager to be part of it and make a difference, then read on!
This is a hybrid position based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Candidates will report in-person for a portion of the work week.
About Us
Utilidata is a fast-growing energy technology company that is digitizing the grid-edge to unleash the full potential of clean energy. Our industry-leading software solutions create visibility to the edge of the grid and optimize grid operations. We are leveraging our proven expertise to build new solutions that leverage real-time data and AI to integrate more clean energy and support an electrified transportation system.
About The Role
This role requires operating at the nexus of embedded systems engineering, power systems engineering, data science, algorithms, rapid prototyping, and hardware certification.
Responsibilities

  • Design state-of-the-art grid-edge metering hardware incorporating complex electronic circuits with analog, digital, microcontroller, and wireless/IoT components
  • Design, simulation, layout, validation, and documentation of mixed-signal electronic circuits for grid edge sensing and computing
  • Test, validate, and debug mixed-signal and sensing electronics
  • Coordinate prototyping of PCBs and enclosures including in-house assembly and modification as needed
  • Write internal assembly, test, and quality procedures and external support documentation
  • Collaborate with algorithms, software, and product teams to evaluate, process, and derive insights from data generated on the grid edge using statistics, algorithms, machine learning, subject-matter expertise, and critical thinking
  • Conduct background research on utility/customer requirements, UL/FCC standards, sensor technologies, component datasheets, and competitive products
    Requirements
    • Deep understanding of analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design
    • Circuit design and layout - power supply design, communication protocols (SPI, QSPI, I2C), microcontroller selection, wireless comms, low-noise instrumentation, etc.
    • Experience with Python, MATLAB, Altium, C/C++, Verilog
    • Familiarity with existing electronics industry supply chains and issues, sourcing of PCB components, and contracting PCB prototyping and manufacturing services
    • Proficient with signal integrity and medium/high-speed time and frequency domain testing using oscilloscopes and signal analyzers
    • Ability to acquire and process data and present outcomes graphically
    • MS in electrical engineering or related field, or BS with relevant industry experience
      Nice to Have
      • Understanding of the physics, mathematics, and hardware components which underlie the existing U.S. electricity grid and evolving domestic/commercial power systems
      • Experience pursuing IEC, UL, FCC, CE and other relevant industry certifications
      • Experience integrating current measurement, surge protection, and other modular components into complex electronic assemblies
      • Knowledge of strategies for thermal management and weatherproofing of outdoor hardware
      • Experience with ML, IoT, AI SOMs (AMD/XILINX Kria, NVIDIA Jetson, etc.)
      • Experience with EV charging, PV inverter, and backup battery protocols/standards
      • PhD in Electrical Engineering, EE/CS, Secure Embedded Systems, Power Electronics (with emphasis in DG/DERs) or other relevant field
        Why work for us
        • We empower employees to solve problems and work together to make a difference
        • We provide mentorship and growth opportunities as part of a collaborative team
        • A flexible work environment with flexible paid time off
        • Competitive compensation and benefits, including health, dental, vision, and employer-match 401k
        • A diverse and inclusive workplace that is welcoming, supportive, affirming and respectful
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