LiveWire Staff Engineer Power Electronics-EV


Staff Engineer Software-EV  

Location: JUN FIELD   
Career Band: Professional 
Job Function: Engineering 

LiveWire is pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Success for this team is creating the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. Operating like a start-up, we're seeking problem-solvers who demonstrate leadership while being comfortable with hands-on work every day.

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?

Harley-Davidson is on a mission to the lead the electrification of the Motorcycle Industry and is excited to open our Silicon Valley Product Development Innovation Center focused on EV Systems. We are looking for a Staff Power Electronics Engineer to join our experienced team driving the innovation, design and development of EV components for H-D’s future portfolio of HV and LV electric vehicles.

In this position you will:
•    Design power electronics components for our future EV’s, including Inverter, On-Board Charger (OBC) and DCDC Converter.
•    Work closely with the engineering team on technology development strategy supporting current and future benchmarks for weight, package, performance, efficiency, and cost.
•    Perform circuit simulations to predict functionality, efficiency and thermal performance.
•    Develop end-of-line testing.
•    Plan and execute of Design Verification (DV).
•    Plan and execute Product Validation (PV). 
•    Plan and execute HW DFMEA.
•    Plan and lead execute FMEDA.
•    Execute root cause analysis for test failure reports and field returns.
•    Contribute to overall conformance to well-adopted international standards including ISO26262, as well as global regulatory requirements.

Education Required:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. 

Knowledge & Experience Required:
Strong foundation in knowledge of power electronics products for EV powertrain such as Inverters, On-Board Chargers (OBC) and DCDC Converters. Hands-on experience in power electronics hardware development: design, debugging and validation.


Experience in the following is also preferred:
•    Approximately 5-7 years’ experience in power semiconductor circuit design for AC-to-DC and/or DC-to-AC converters.
•    Working knowledge of power transistor gate drive circuits.
•    Demonstrated understanding of power semiconductor switching waveforms, loss modeling and thermal management.
•    Experience with power levels from 500W to 50kW+.
•    General understanding of EMI/EMC design best practices.
•    Application knowledge or experience with wide band gap semiconductors including GaN and SiC.
•    Power Electronics laboratory experience.  Knowledge of data acquisition tools – LabView / Veristand, CANalyzer, Neo VI, etc.
•    Understanding of development requirements for OEM production programs (DVPR).
•    Design for Manufacturing, Design for Reliability, DFMEA and fault trees.
•    New Product Introduction (NPI) experience highly preferred, but not required.



LiveWire is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging, and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. As a company, we aspire to build a team that challenges the way things are done and creates solutions to problems in ways and manners new and unexpected. As individuals, we're a diverse group, and as a team, we share a passion for the electrification of urban adventure and beyond.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, remote work, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, and more. Learn more about LiveWire here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






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