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Power Electronics Engineering Internship - Summer 2024

Span.IO

Span.IO

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023

Our Mission

SPAN develops products that accelerate the home's rapid adoption of renewable energy. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution of the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced metering, monitoring, and control technology. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries, and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient, and informed players in the energy market.

The Role

SPAN’s Power Electronics team is looking for an intuitive and multidisciplinary power electronics engineer intern to participate in developing different power converter platforms used in SPAN products. In this role, you will be tasked with researching, designing, implementing, testing, and validating multiple hardware and control designs used in power electronics systems.

You will work alongside outstanding Power Electronics Engineers to support the development and research in different fields, such as semiconductors and magnetics simulation and validation, EMC, Controls, and firmware for power converters.

You will collaborate with software, firmware, controls, and mechanical teams to implement technologies that electrify the home and delight our customers.

Responsibilities

  • Support evaluation, testing, and design of power converters.

  • Validate Controls algorithms and support SIL, HIL, and Hardware implementation.

  • Conduct circuit and power system modeling.

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams.

  • Build prototype components and assemblies, optimizing components to meet system requirements.

  • Support Lab Test Setups, data collection, and analysis.

About You

Required Qualifications

We are seeking modeling interns that meet the following criteria:

  • Passion for clean energy technology and decarbonization

  • Pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, or equivalent fields.

  • Experience with first principles analysis of physical systems

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience in Lab Testing environments with actual hardware prototypes or components.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience using Python , C++ or C

  • Experience with Typhoon HIL .

  • Experience working with Grid and High Voltage Simulators.

  • Experience with Simulink, PLECS, or PSpices applied to electronics, semiconductor, and magnetic design.

  • Ph.D. students or Candidates.

Life at SPAN

SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a severe way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges.

We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN.

The Perks:

⚡ Great opportunity to begin your career at a mission-driven climate focused company

⚡ Competitive compensation at a well-funded, venture-backed company

⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit

⚡ Strong focus on team-building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs)

Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with next steps!