Power System Engineer, Platforms

Google - Sunnyvale, CA4.3

30+ days ago
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 Hardware Engineer, 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.

As a Power System Engineer for Platforms, you will play a key role in the development of one of the world's fastest growing computing infrastructures. You'll work as part of a team to deliver innovative power solutions for data center computing application. Your objective will be to design, analyze, optimize and implement rack, board, substrate package and chip level power topologies and control for large scale point of load application including ASICs, FPGAs and processors.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

Responsibilities
Innovate and design on rack and data center power conversion specifications and solutions. Analyze performance, cost, reliability and availability trade-offs.
Lead projects that involve new technologies or new uses of multiple existing technologies.
Partner with power industry leaders to lead the evaluation and adoption of the most compelling cutting edge technologies and engage cross functionally to ensure successful roll-out, testing and complete validation.
Provide technical leadership and direction while troubleshooting complex system level power delivery issues.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of hands on experience working with power converter design including AC/DC, DC/DC and/or DC/AC converter design.
Experience in data center power delivery system design.

Preferred qualifications:
Master's degree or PhD in Power Electronics or related discipline.
10 years of relevant experience in power converter design including ac/dc rectifiers, solar inverters, UPS and variable speed drive.
Understanding of power electronics fundamentals, and knowledgeable on various power conversion design for data center power delivery.
Knowledge of power converter modeling and simulation and relevant experience in power system design including microgrid design.
Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, coupled with a well-focused attention to detail and strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with energetic cross-functional project teams.
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