Design Engineer-VPS

Andover, MA, US

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  701


Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA.  Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics. 

Job Description


Working in the Vicor Power Systems design engineering organization, support design and development activities on AC-DC and DC-DC power supply products using VI Chip technology. Design support activities include, but not limited to:

  • Build circuits on breadboards to test new electrical circuitries.
  • Perform electrical evaluation of products.
  • Collect and prepare data from a wide variety of experiments, electrical testing, and analytical evaluations.
  • Perform failure analysis using a variety of analytical techniques.
  • Process prototype kits for verification testing and design approval for the qualification of products.
  • Must demonstrate ability to evaluate electrical components and circuitry for use in complex power components.
  • Work closely with internal organizations to ensure smooth introduction and manufacture of highly reliable product.
  • Create documentation of the product, which includes bill of materials, test specifications, and experimental data.
  • Write reports, standard operating procedures for test methods and analytical procedures.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand technical materials and concepts
  • Ability to be self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Self-Starter who is detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  •  Experience and working knowledge of firmware is a plus
  • Experience in PSpice simulation tools is a plus
  • Experience in MathCAD is a plus


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

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Nearest Major Market: Boston