Power System Architect, Consumer Hardware

Google - Mountain View, CA (30+ days ago)4.3

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Power System Architect, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

You will be involved with working cross-functionally with silicon, systems, SW, technology teams, and product teams to deliver highly optimized power and analog systems solutions at a system level for the next generation of Google consumer devices.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

Architect and implement system solutions guided by data-driven analysis for key power metric performance optimization including efficiency, size and cost; Design and implement proof of concept power solutions to target next generation designs.
Be a key member of the platforms team and drive innovative power solutions and system partitioning; create sub-system power targets for engineering teams to achieve the Days of Use in actual products.
Develop hardware roadmap solutions that enable battery life; Identify and implement hardware solutions to reduce power consumption and improve thermal dissipation performance.
Work with hardware engineers to analyze component selection trade-offs, and with multiple software teams to realize power performance goals and drive change; Work cross-functionally across the organization to drive holistic solutions.
Provide hand-off of new designs to execution team with design analysis, risk assessments and mitigation plans, competitive benchmarking, technical support for production issues debug and resolutions; perform rigorous design reviews with silicon vendors and internal engineering teams.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of industry experience developing, planning and executing power solutions for low power electronics.
Experience with automation for hardware test.

Preferred qualifications:
10 years of relevant experience with a track record of working in fast paced work environments.
Experience of power supply design; knowledge of DC-DC power conversion topologies, DC-DC IC architecture and PCB layout.
Experience with Spice simulation tools to make efficient optimizations and system tradeoffs.
Experience with mobile phone architectures.
Understanding of product thermals, IC and product packaging challenges/limitations and understanding of challenges in mixed-signal IC design.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills and ability to guide critical system decisions.
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