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Company: Flex
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Career Level: Director
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



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Job Description

The Director, Power Electronics will be based in Farmington Hill, Michigan. This role is responsible for leading Flex's technology development and project execution for Power Electronics programs. You will interface with multiple internal and external customers while identifying requirements, technology and development activities for electrification products including DC-DC, BMS, OBC and inverters. You will provide technical leadership to develop internal roadmaps, engage potential customers, and propose technical solutions to win OEM business worldwide.  Your direction and oversight will extend into Flex's worldwide design center teams as they onboard, develop and deploy electrification solutions to mass production. This position requires and experiences professional with a background in automotive power electronics design from OEMs or Tier 1 and have a track record of successfully launching new automotive electrification systems into production.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration
  • Passionate customer focus
  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you'll do:

  • Lead the design and development of Flex's electrification platforms
  • Oversee and advise on the deployment of Flex's electrification platforms into production
  • Functionally lead power electronics technical specialists within the global automotive engineering organization
  • Assess current capability areas and processes and recommend initiatives to strengthen or expand capabilities
  • Build the power electronics organizational capability. Define key positions; assess employee competency, capabilities and gaps; training and development assignments; and support recruitment to strengthen organization
  • Provide functional guidance and professional mentorship to the power electronics technical specialists and electrical engineering managers
  • Define electrification business and technical development strategies for customer engagement
  • Develop technical roadmaps for internal engineering development
  • Work with key technology providers to understand leading edge solutions and develop strategic partnerships
  • Provide technical leadership in customer engagements   Provide technical leadership for internal design teams performing ADAS development

Here is some of what you'll need (required):

  • A minimum bachelor's degree in a related Engineering discipline
  • Higher degrees preferred
  • Experience working with cross functional teams: mechanical, firmware, test, and manufacturing.
  • Understanding of AC-DC and/or DC-DC Converter topologies and control methods. Power Electronics product design experience a plus.
  • Experience working with three phase power (240Vac to 480Vac) and DC voltages up to 1500V.
  • Experience with design and troubleshooting of circuit board and power stage design for high voltage power electronics systems based on IGBT or SiC MOSFET
  • Experience determining electrical and thermal stress of power electronics components
  • Experience simulating circuit and physics models, using tools such as PLECS, Simulink, COMSOL, ANSYS
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards including ISO, IEC, ASPICE and others
  • A track record of bringing automotive power electronics design into production
  • Demonstrated experience developing engineering proposals for customer sales engagements
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • High level of oral, written and interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers and others

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • 5-10 years' Tier 1 or OEM experience in power electronics product development
  • Understanding and experience of power electronics vehicle integration and testing.
  • Understanding and experience in Functional Safety aspects of functional safety.
  • Exposure to multiple OEMs in a technical role

Here are a few examples of what you'll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • PTO
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee discounts at local retailers
Job Category Design, Process & Technology Engineering


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