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Principal Design Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California
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  • Category:
    Engineering Consulting
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A Principal Design Engineer job in San Jose, CA is available through Modis Engineering. The Principal Design Engineer for High Power Electronics is an individual contributor who will provide technical leadership. The ideal candidate has experience developing devices/equipment for power distribution applications and tests; has strong technical understanding of power theory and technology trends; and is passionate about realizing innovative products in a fast paced environment with a diverse team.
The qualified candidate will be able to convey technical solutions to other engineers and to business personnel; will have a good understanding of multiple CAD packages and cross functional design implications; and capable of being the lead engineer involved in a cross functional team. They will be able to drive cross functional project teams in solving technical problems and overcoming hurdles that may affect project timelines, and will have previous experience of releasing a product into a manufacturing production environment.


Lead engineering project teams consisting of electrical, mechanical, and reliability engineers.

Define technical, tests, and compliance requirements based on product concepts.

Develop detailed equipment specifications, block diagrams, component selection, and bill of materials

Lead performance analysis and modeling, including thermal assessment, power flow simulations, FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis) etc

Support/lead the development, identification, and/or implementation of communication protocols, etc.

Support/lead the development of testing and verification/validation programs

Lead the acquisition of compliance certifications (e.g., UL)

Support project management and communication to executive management and other groups.


Bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university with commensurate experience; M.S. & PhD are pluses.

Master’s Degree in electrical, power.

Minimum of 7-8 years of related experience and/or training

Minimum of 2 years experience as a Design Engineer III

Specific requirements as defined by the market sector

Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

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