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Sr Power Electronics Design Engineer Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

We are currently looking for a Senior Power Electronics Design Engineer at our Wilmington, MA Research & Development Center. This position focuses on design & development of switch mode/switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) using AC-DC & DC-DC converters and embedded controls from 15 – 300W for various LED lighting applications.


The Sr. Power Electronics Design Engineer will work with a high level of creativity and independence to solve unique and complex technical problems. Your involvement will be from concept to production release. Your contributions, combined with your expertise in firmware/hardware development, will help to bring new ideas and concepts to life.


What you'll be doing:


  • Design LED Power Supplies that involve multiple topologies for 15 – 200W lighting applications.
  • Implement hardware & digital controls
  • Design for regulatory (UL, FCC) and safety critical requirements
  • Investigate new ideas & technical solutions with proof-of-concept demonstration
  • Be hands-on in designing, building, testing and troubleshoot design challenges
  • Design and build magnetic components
  • Work with schematics & layouts
  • Build and maintain bill of materials (BOM)
  • Participate in peer design reviews and provide feedback
  • Take product from concept to production release
  • Work with a high level of creativity and independence to solve unique and complex technical problems.
  • Be the technical design lead and represent R&D in the Product Introduction Team
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Applications, Approbations & Manufacturing cross-functional teams for successful product launch and maintenance.
  • Individual will need to be a proactive team player working in a collaborative design environment and support/influence design development efforts.


The experience you'll need to be successful:


  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Power Electronics with 5+ years hand-on experience OR a Ph.D
  • Must have knowledge/experience in power electronics design and controls for (at least one of) PFC, PFC/Flyback, Buck, Buck-Boost and Resonant converters
  • Experience in simulating circuits, hands-on building prototypes & testing to validate switch mode/switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) design
  • Ability to understand and design for UL & FCC regulatory requirements (preferred)
  • PCB layout design know-how
  • Experience with assembly language/C for microprocessor programming & digital power controls
  • Experience in safety critical software & circuit design is a plus
  • Knowledge of 0-10V, DALI and serial communications is a plus
  • Experience in using MATLAB, Python, Mathcad is a plus
  • Have high attention to detail and organized
  • Excellent problem solving & trouble shooting skills


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  3330

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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