Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Battery Systems
Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday
Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Senior Power Electronics Engineer in the Technical Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.
At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.
Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the release of the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner, the connected Pure Cool Link purifier, the Supersonic hairdryer and investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward.
Applicants for this particular role must have significant experience in the aforementioned power electronics areas, specifically battery management and an understanding of lithium-ion cell technology. The senior power electronics for battery systems role will involve: •The development of battery management systems and assessment of alternative battery management solutions and topologies, depending on the product requirements •Ensuring battery management systems meet regulatory and company requirements for safety •Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC standards and modifying designs where needed to ensure compliance •Design of battery powered products to meet global requirements
Education and experience: •Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry •Experience of Lithium-ion battery management. Minimum technical knowledge: Applicants should ideally have experience in the following areas: Design of battery management power electronics for low voltage battery systems: ◦Experience of designing battery management systems, especially for Lithium-ion technology, and experience of designing associated safety systems ◦Knowledge of relevant safety standard standards for Lithium-ion battery packs for consumer appliances ◦Thermal design – ability to design a battery pack to ensure thermal safety and understand the implications of battery pack temperature on performance. Knowledge and design of heat sinks Analogue hardware design: ◦Experience of analogue amplification and signal conditioning circuitry ◦SMPS and linear power supply design for digital and analogue electronic systems Digital hardware design: ◦General knowledge of microcontrollers, preferably including ARM Cortex M series
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