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Job title:  Development & Test Engineer Power Electronics (f/m)

Posting Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Company:  AVL-AST D.O.O.

Zagreb, HR

Job ID:  30062

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. As a global technology leader, AVL provides concepts, solutions and methodologies in the fields of e-mobility, ADAS and autonomous driving, vehicle integration, digitalization, virtualization, Big Data, and much more.


Development & Test Engineer Power Electronics (f/m)





•    Building test setups and executing tests on power converters (setup of DVMs, oscilloscopes, sources, loads & cabling)
•    Planning and executing test plans together with senior PE engineers
•    Analysis of results, drawing conclusions on system performance and feedback to HW/SW developers
•    Simulation of PE hardware, measurement circuits & control in LT Spice and Plecs in coordination with seniors
•    Assembling of prototypes, insertion of temperature, current & voltage probes 
•    Configuring automation and acquisition system for long measurements (AVL Puma)
•    Thermal considerations and converter cooling system characterization according to predefined plans & industry norms
•    Verification of device functionalities in simulation & laboratory
•    Signal postprocessing, documenting results and presenting to team members
•    Cooperation with production in AVL (mainly Graz, Austria) and external suppliers
•    Execution of AVL development and project management guidelines
•    Collaboration with local development partners (University, suppliers)
•    Participation in project planning (Agile Scrum)
•    Deep dive into commutation cell (DC link caps, transistors & gate drivers)




•    Bachelor / Master degree (Polytechnical-/University) in the field of electrical engineering or student close to finishing studies
•    Basic understanding of power electronics modules and systems (topologies)
•    Knowledge in simulation of electronic circuits in Spice/Plecs/Matlab/Simulink
•    PCBA development and CAD tools (Altium Nexus) is a bonus
•    Basic knowledge of handling devices operating with high voltages and currents
•    Base understanding of embedded real time control systems (uC, measurement chain, PWMs)
•    Basic understanding of PWM modulation and control theory
•    Willingness to learn and ambition for professional development
•    Excellent communication and teamwork skills 
•    Proficiency in English, German is a bonus




•    Possibility to develop within an experienced team of PE, electronic and FPGA developers
•    Be part of electrification business in the automotive sector
•    Work with cutting edge transistor technologies (SiC, GaN).
•    Possibility to grow into role of development engineer for power converters (PCB and power module based)


If you are enthusiastic about implementation and enhancement of power converters and would like to see them run in automotive testbeds, we would like to meet you!


AVL is not just about cars. It's about changing the future. Together.

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