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Senior Electrical Engineer

Baltimore, MD

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RCT Systems, Power Systems Division, is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer specializing in Power Electronic Hardware and control design, and applications of DSP and/or FPGA system integration. More specifically, a qualified Senior Electrical Engineer candidate will be involved in: 

+ Design and testing of SiC based power electronic converter topologies including active rectifiers, isolated DC-DC converters, solid-state-transformers, and high-speed motor drives 

+ Design and test DSP based digital control algorithms, FPGA modulators, and PLC based high-level system controllers

+ Detailed PCB designs including SiC gate drivers, system control PCBs, and support hardware

+ Detailed digital control PCB designs including integration of FPGAs, A/D converters, and communications protocols including CAN, RS485, Modbus, and high-speed fiber

+ Design embedded control algorithms, harmonic compensators, software PLLs, and other embedded algorithms

+ Develop Controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop test setups, control PCBs, and control algorithms

+ Experience with medium voltage power distribution, solid-state-transformers, and printed circuit board design experience highly desirable

+ Creation, review, and issuance of prototype and production level electrical drawings and schematics

+ Write and/or review EE focused patents, whitepapers, and technical conference/journal articles

+ United States Citizenship required due to US Government ITAR program restrictions

+ BS in electrical engineering, computer science, or related major required, with minimum 3.3 GPA, MS and PhDs a plus

+ Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance

+ The following experience is not required, but highly desirable:

  • Designing and/or controlling motor drives, ac-dc, and dc-ac converters
  • High speed communications development with high performance FPGAs
  • Experience programming various microcontrollers, DSPs, and FPGAs.
  • Direct work with TI C2000 DSPs and Altera FPGAs
  • Hands-on experience with OPAL-RT, Typhoon, or other HIL platforms

+ High Power SiC and Silicon power device design into converters/inverters

+ MV Isolated DC-DC converters

+ FPGA and DSP development of AC-DC and DC-DC control algorithms

+ Power levels 50kW to 500kW converters/inverters that are linked together for higher power levels up in MWs

+ Typhoon and PLECS Controller-Hardware-in-the-loop development of a modular multi-level converter and real-time model implementations

+ Navy (surface & sub), Army vehicles and infrastructure, Aircraft

RCT Systems’ Power Systems Division offers a Hybrid work schedule where time can be split between working from home and in-person at the Baltimore, MD office.

Flexible schedules available.

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