Senior Power Electronics Engineer | Airborne Electronic Hardware

South Burlington, VT


At Beta Technologies, together we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture. The Power Electronics Design Engineer is responsible for developing innovative electric aircraft systems from design through test and validation. 

As a team member, you will be expected to leverage your past experience and supplement with new knowledge gained through research and experimentation as you design, build, and validate critical devices throughout the aircraft powertrain. You will have development, modeling, and analysis tools at your disposal to help you ensure that your designs are meeting or exceeding all design, safety, and regulatory requirements.

You will be challenged every day and probably have a lot of fun. 

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Electronic hardware design (power supplies, inverter hardware, charging systems, battery management, etc) and integration with aircraft systems in compliance with industry standards. 
  • Design according to system/aircraft level requirements and follow certification process and safety assessments.
  • Interface with suppliers to evaluate and integrate novel technologies into aircraft designs
  • Simulation and analysis of digital, analog, and power circuits
  • Modeling circuits and systems utilizing MATLAB/Simulink, spice, etc
  • Design, build, and evaluate  prototypes to inform new designs
  • Develop test plans for verification of new and updated designs, work with team to perform these tests
  • Review and analyze test results and suggest design improvements
  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Power Engineering or another Engineering degree with a strong Electrical Design focus from an accredited University
  • Background in PSMS drives and DC/DC conversion in the 100kW power range
  • Strong foundation of power electronics design and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Well-organized, communicative, disciplined team player
  • Familiarity with Google G-Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; Slack, application lifecycle 
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • MS or Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics  
  • Magnetics design experience for high-frequency power conversion
  • Experience designing hardware to be deployed in harsh environments
  • Proficient in feedback and control system theory in the analog and digital domains
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    This position is a hands-on position that will involve work in lab facilities, propulsion test cells, aircraft integration,  and qualification test environments. 

    Inclusivity Statement
    Each of our backgrounds influences how we evaluate our own abilities. Research reveals that BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, those from working-class backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, and other marginalized groups may hesitate to apply for roles if they don't meet all the requirements. Many skills can be learned on the job. If you can envision contributing value to our community and meet most criteria, we encourage you to apply.

    BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

    BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.