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Power Electronics Intern

PulSenics

PulSenics

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Power Electronics Intern (8/12/16 months)

About Pulsenics

Pulsenics is catalyzing novel breakthroughs for electrochemical technologies that decarbonize our planet. Pulsenics’ innovation is the first to apply advanced spectroscopy techniques to industrial electrochemical applications, at scale, to target the industry’s energy waste problem. Our mission is to change how the industry, making up 15% of the world’s GDP, uses its energy.

“Pulsenics” means “Pulse Generation.”

True to its name, our proprietary hardware injects non-disruptive electrical pulses into an electrochemical system to extract a unique signature for its State-of-Health. When combined with our Data Management Software, this untapped data unlocks fundamental insights that lead to the most energy efficient operations, at scale.

Pulsenics hardware and software is currently being used by customers around the world to improve electrochemical system design and performance. Pulsenics’ customers run diverse electrochemical systems ranging from fuel cells and batteries to wastewater treatment and metallurgy.

At Pulsenics, you will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on the development of our next generation hardware and software products, alongside our world-class team of innovators and engineers!

What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Collaborate on the development of 10kW to 100kW converters, inverters, battery chargers, and variable frequency drives, taking projects from concept to completion.
  • Apply your expertise in designing with MOSFETs, IGBTs, SiC, and GaN devices to create world-class solutions.
  • Work independently on small projects or contribute to larger projects as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with in-house engineers and external partners to ensure high-quality service and products for our clients.
  • Utilize simulation tools like PSpice, LTSpice, and Tina to design, model, and simulate control and power circuits.
  • Conduct design verification testing, evaluate designs, analyze product performance, and ensure compliance with electrical specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with contract manufacturers to implement design revisions, updates, and optimize production for reliability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Foster close collaboration with cross-functional engineering teams, including mechanical, software, and firmware, to support the development of comprehensive solutions.

You will thrive if you:

  • Have solid experience in product development, hardware design and software/hardware integration.
  • Are entrepreneurial and thrive in the fast-paced environment of a rapidly-growing company. This includes being able to transform product sketches into working technology.
  • Are resourceful and self-sufficient when it comes to execution. You can identify, prioritize, solve issues, and make things happen. You do not wait for help or permission.
  • Are a builder, who gets excited about building products that no one has ever built before, and you are comfortable to fail quickly, learn, and iterate along the way.
  • Enjoy solving open-ended problems.
  • Are a strategic thinker. You can foresee potential issues and solve them proactively.
  • Possess a strong interest in commercializing clean technologies and a strong sense of purpose towards achieving climate decarbonization goals.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a BSc or MSc in Applied Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a similar field.
  • Experience with battery characteristics/spectroscopy is highly preferable.
  • Solid understanding of analog circuitry, SMPS, ADCs/DACs, microprocessors, FPGAs & DSPs.
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to document work.