Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer

Engineering Austin, Texas


Enphase Energy is a global energy technology company and leading provider of solar, battery, and electric vehicle charging products. Founded in 2006, Enphase transformed the solar industry with our revolutionary microinverter technology, which turns sunlight into a safe, reliable, resilient, and scalable source of energy to power our lives. Today, the Enphase Energy System helps people make, use, save, and sell their own power. Enphase is also one of the fastest growing and innovative clean energy companies in the world, with approximately 68 million products installed across more than 145 countries.  
We are building teams that are designing, developing, and manufacturing next-generation energy generation and storage technologies. Our work environment is fast-paced, fun, and full of exciting new projects. If you are passionate about advancing a more sustainable future, this is the perfect time to join Enphase!     
Enphase is seeking a Principal Electrical Hardware Engineer to be a member of our market leading Energy Storage and System Innovation team in the office of the CTO.
What you will do
  • Function as a lead engineer, developing world class battery storage solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial energy storage.
  • Investigate and develop power electronics and control hardware for energy storage solutions at the concept and feasibility stages.
  • Rapidly develop and characterize prototypes to de-risk development
  • Automate functional testing and characterization of power electronic and control designs.
  • Model and simulate power electronics and control designs to ensure understanding and reduce iteration cycles
  • Create designs that reflect knowledge of relevant regulations, statutes, and requirements for fielded power and storage systems.
  • Interact with other multi-disciplinary teams across the company to ensure the concepts meet requirements and are transitioned successfully to the development teams.
  • Must be a problem solver with a strong sense of urgency and drive
  • Key areas of expertise include value engineering, AC power regulations and statutes, power electronics, control systems, firmware and software.
What you bring
  • BS Degree + 15 years experience or MS Degree + 12 years experience or PhD + 8 years experience in advanced hardware and control systems.
  • Experience in hardware development for power applications
  • Circuit design, board layout, and troubleshooting experience.
  • Passion for building and fostering good engineering practices and processes
  • A collaborative mindset, strong communication skills, and an ability to work cross-functionally
Valuable Expertise
  • Circuit simulation using standard and customer simulation tools
  • Experience designing and characterizing microinverters
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations for power and storage systems
  • Detailed knowledge of power electronic components, suppliers, and best in class performance for these devices
  • Working knowledge of microcontrollers, programming, and use in power electronic applications.
The base salary range for this position is $130,000 to $170,000. This salary range may be modified in the future. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, education or training, work location, and market conditions. This position also includes a bonus plan, equity, and benefits.