Design Engineer-VPS

Andover, MA, US, 01810

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  700


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 Summary


  • Support design and development activities on VPS power supply products. Design 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.
  • Use technical skills in engineering analysis, coupled with technical skills in high frequency switch mode power supplies and topologies for power supply circuits / systems.
  • Must demonstrate ability to evaluate electrical components and circuitry for use in complex power components.
  • Support sustaining engineering activities for the existing product lines.
  • Support existing product designs and customer interface with Sales and Applications Engineering.
  • Design elements include electrical design, component selection, simulation/test, PCB layout and assembly and product specification.
  • Develop product planning schedules, write test and qualifications plans and originate objective specifications.
  • Work closely with internal organizations to ensure smooth introduction and manufacture of highly reliable product.
  • Provide full product documentation, which includes bill of materials, test specifications and assembly and PC board drawings.


Education / Qualifications

  • BSEE, MSEE preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in switch mode power supply design
  • Extensive knowledge of high frequency switching power supply topologies, and control architectures
  • Specific power conversion design skills include: high frequency magnetic design, power conversion circuit design and analysis, circuit simulation, layout considerations, feedback control theory, and EMC compliance.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Excellent team and individual contributor leadership skills
  • Outstanding organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with simulation tools (SIMetrix/SIMPLIS, Pspice, OrCAD, Mathcad, MATLAB, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience and working knowledge of firmware 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 EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability


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