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Drive and Power Systems Engineer

Company Overview

The airline industry is currently facing difficult challenges, both environmentally and economically. Globally, air travel has a higher five-year impact on climate change than all cars worldwide combined. Airlines depend on cutthroat commodity dynamics, and almost all legacy airlines have filed for some form of bankruptcy. Electric propulsion offers an opportunity to capitalize on the largest aviation innovation since the jet engine to combat climate change and increase revenue for airlines. At DuXion, we are building a unique electric propulsion system designed specifically for aircraft. We are creating a direct drive ducted fan propulsion system which possesses numerous benefits over existing solutions such as a high power to weight ratio, industry-leading efficiency, reliability, scalability, and adaptability.

DuXion has built its first system and successfully tested it in 2017. The team is now preparing to build a full-scale prototype in partnership with a major aviation company. The detailed design process of this unit has begun and a prototype will be developed in the coming months.

The Role

DuXion is looking for an experienced and passionate individual to join our engineering team as a Motor Drive and Power Systems Engineer. The person will be responsible for leading analysis, design and development of electric motor drive and power supply systems for the DuXion’s electric propulsion technology.

Responsibilities

  • Design a suitable drive configuration for the motor and associated rotating machines

  • Develop sensor-based or sensorless controller for the motor drive

  • Implement fault-tolerant capability in the control algorithm

  • Collaborate with the motor design team to optimize the motor drive system

  • Investigate the effect of EMI induced by the drive system, and design an EMI filter, if necessary

  • Perform multi-physics optimization of the motor drive by working with other team members.

Qualifications

  • M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering

  • Expert in fault tolerant control system development for permanent magnet motor drives

  • Expert in high-frequency power electronics, active/passive filter design and data acquisition

  • Familiar with EMI and EMC in power electronics, and IEEE/NEMA standards

  • Expert in FEA software such as ANSYS Maxwell /Altair Flux /Motor-CAD and others

  • Expert in drive systems design and modeling software such as Matlab/Simulink, ANSYS Simplorer/Maxwell, PLECS, etc.

  • Experience in Using ETAP/PS-CAD

 

The following experiences are also highly valued:

  • Ph.D. with specialization in electric motor drives

  • 5+ years experience in permanent magnet motor drive design

  • 2+ years experience in automotive/aerospace industries

  • Experience in working with embedded systems

Joining the Team

DuXion is a young, but passionate team, that is looking to add driven and experienced people to our team in order to be competitive on a global scale and execute developments with industry leaders. We are offering lucrative compensation in terms of salary as well as equity for the right fit to help drive DuXion’s vision of sustainable aviation.