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Power Electronics Embedded Controls Software Engineer

Yaskawa Solectria Solar is America’s leading manufacturer of high power photovoltaic inverters.  Join a driven and innovative team working in a fast paced and challenging high technology environment. Let your talent fuel one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.  We offer an excellent benefit package, the ability to work with cutting edge technology, room for professional growth, and career advancement within the company. Yaskawa Solectria Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  1. This position will serve as a flexible project resource, performing power electronics controls software development and test as well as, power electronics system bring up, validation as required for project goals.
  2. Responsible to be technical lead on power electronics embedded controls software design efforts, ensuring timely delivery of reliable and feature rich products.
  3. Take lead on projects such as new features implementation which requires theoretical study, simulation analysis, software implementation, code review, documentation, lab, and field testing
  4. Coordinate directly among hardware, embedded software, application software, quality, reliability teams to understand, correct, and eliminate complex electronics failure mode, plan to execute root cause analysis of failure and timely execution of appropriate reaction plans.
  5. Provide outstanding documentation of software designs.
  6. Perform timing and memory analysis for high performance control system implementation.
  7. Maintain tracking and documentation of project progress.
  8. Participate in embedded software review and documentation.
  9. Assist on standard certification of our software and product.
  10. Assist on software and system level FMEA analysis.
  11. Overall power stage analysis, implementation and validation including:Power semiconductor related design and validation,System thermal management,EMI filter design,Isolation system design for sensing and communications,Magnetics specification, design and implementation,Safety circuits such a ground fault detection, insulation monitoring and arc detection


  1. MS with 3 years experience  OR  Ph.D.


  1. Solid knowledge and at least 3 years working experience of power electronics, experience with inverters is very much desired.
  2. At least 2 years of working experience on embedded software development.
  3. Knowledge of classical control theory and scientific computing.
  4. Experience in design of electronics based systems, including schematics, circuit simulation, PCB layout, testing and trouble-shooting skills.
  5. Proficient in C/C++, real time system design including RTOS.
  6. Proficient in MatLab and Simulink for control systems.
  7. A strong understanding and advocacy of defensive programming methods to defeat issues such as noise, intermittent communications, erroneous configuration entry, and communications data over-runs or errors.
  8. Ability to understand complex designs and failure modes with software/hardware interactions.
  9. Significant understanding and work experience of software quality assurance and software testing principles and standards.
  10. Direct experience with safe operation and testing of high power (up to 1.5MW) and high voltage (up to 600VAC, 1500VDC) equipment is a plus.
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