Power electronics design software R&D engineer

Toulouse  - CDI

À propos de Power Design Technologies

Our mission: creating a more efficient world!


This is why we developed the first solution dedicated to the design of electric power converters.

One-of-its-kind SaaS platform, usable from any web browser, PowerForge helps electrical engineers around the world to take on the energy transition challenge.

Our client companies operate in industrial sectors such as renewable energies (solar, wind & stationary storage), electric vehicles, naval, rail and aerospace.


Created in 2016, Power Design Technologies is a spin-off from the Laplace laboratory in Toulouse. Since then, the company has raised 600 k€ in seed funding, established product partnerships and developed a worldwide distribution network (Europe, USA/Canada and India)


Description du poste

The company, currently 12 people strong, is looking to consolidate its R&D team that has a rare electrical engineering + software development dual skill set.
Reporting to the CSO & CTO, you will be part of this 5-man team. Your missions will be:

  • Perform advanced R&D on design algorithms for power converters in a fast-changing environment (time scale for most of our work is a few weeks)
  • Work mostly autonomously or in tandem, report your findings to your peers and give them feedback on theirs
  • Implement, test and document object-oriented scientific code in accordance with the development team's best practices
  • Review code from other R&D engineers
  • Investigate complex issues, write and validate bug fixes for them in a timely manner
  • Be an integral part of our Scrum team, contributing to its continuous improvement
  • Help the Product Owner in refining the definition of new technical product features
  • Contribute to the production of technical and/or general marketing documents
  • Back our Field Application Engineers in their customer support, training and engineering studies tasks

Description du profil

Required

  • Master's/PhD in Electrical Engineering with previous software development experience
    OR
    Master's in Software Engineering or similar with previous experience in a relevant physics / engineering field
  • Familiarity with DC & AC electrical circuits and the basics of power conversion
  • Understanding of signal processing fundamentals (filtering, FFT, ...)
  • Experience with 2D/3D FEM and/or circuit simulation software (SPICE, PSIM, Plecs, ...)
  • At ease with typical development tasks in both Windows and Linux environments, using Git and IDEs
  • Experience with multiple programming / scripting languages
  • Knowledge of common data structures and algorithms, notion of computational complexity
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming and typical design patterns
  • Ability to develop high-quality software as part of a team, not just "write code that works"
  • Ability to understand and follow procedures... then question and improve them
  • Initiative-taking
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking abilities
  • Good listener with articulate expression
  • English speaker

Very much welcome, but not a hard requirement

  • Hands-on experience designing, building and testing power converters
  • Expertise in at least a subdomain of electrical engineering relevant to our product:
    • power semiconductors
    • thermal management
    • power magnetics
    • power converter control
    • electrical machines
  • Experience with scientific Python (numpy, scipy, pandas, xarray, bokeh, ...)
  • General understanding of modern web applications architectures and technologies
  • French speaker

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