New Product Definition Engineer

New Product Definition Cambridge, United Kingdom


As the market leading innovator in energy efficient power conversion, Power Integrations is seeking a New Product Definition Engineer at our Cambridge location. 

About Power Integrations

 Having pioneered many new power converter topologies and unique control algorithms, Power Integrations is now transforming the AC/DC power conversion market with leading edge power supply controllers and proprietary high voltage Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor technology enabling previously unattainable levels of energy efficiency and power density. Our integrated circuits enable extremely compact and energy‑efficient AC-DC power supplies for a vast range of electronic products, including mobile devices, TVs, PCs, appliances, smart utility meters and LED lights.

 Job description

As a New Product Definition Engineer, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The role of the New Product Definition Engineer is to define and develop new products that deliver compelling value to our customers. To be successful in this role, candidates must have a background in power electronics. The job entails both intensive circuit simulation and well as laboratory validation of new product concepts.

 As a Product Definition Engineer, you will:

  • Participate in development of compelling IC-based system solutions, based on customer and market-driven requirements for SMPS and lighting ballast solutions;
  • Validate new topology and product ideas using modern simulation tools and hardware emulators prior to actual IC design;
  • Participate actively in design verification testing and characterisation of first sample ICs in the lab;
  • Cooperate with and provide support to the IC design team to ensure the IC implementation meet system requirements.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bsc or Msc in electronics or electrical engineering;
  • 1-3 years practical experience
  • Experience in specifying and developing off-mains SMPS and/or lighting ballast designs in the 25-150W range, ideally with IC implementation.

Work based competencies:

  • Strong analytical and practical skills;
  • Good understanding of common power conversion topologies for off-line use including flyback, forward and half bridge; both on analytical level as well as through practical experience;
  • Magnetics design knowledge and experience;
  • Control loop theory and practice in the context of switch-mode power supplies;
  • Software / Simulation tools for modelling power supplies such as Mathcad, Matlab, Simplis, Plecs
  • Demonstrated ability to write accurate and concise technical documentation including bench evaluation and simulation results;
  • Proficient at the bench and a confident user of lab equipment.


  • Familiarity with digital circuit design, microcontrollers, FPGAs and Verilog programming is a plus
We welcome Cover letters for this position.