Raleigh, NC, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Power Electronics Control Engineer

About the company:

BETA Technologies is creating an electric transportation ecosystem that’s safe, reliable and sustainable. A relentlessly focused team is building an extensive charging infrastructure and ALIA, the world’s most technologically advanced electric vertical aircraft (EVA).

BETA’s platform and products are strikingly simple. Prioritization of safety and a pragmatic approach to certification drive elegant redundancy, appropriate diversity of implementation and simplicity of control. ALIA’s fixed-pitch propellers and centrally located batteries make it an inherently stable aircraft that is safe to fly and easy to maneuver.

The Power Electronics Control Engineer will work as part of the team developing BETA’s electric aircraft and supporting systems. As a Power Electronics Control Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and development of controls for power converters including AC/DC and DC/DC. In this role, you will work as part of a product development team. Part of your time will be participating in industry working groups on standards, safety, and certification requirements to gather information and represent BETA’s position.

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BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop controllers for power conversions systems used in electric aviation.
  • Write embedded code for the control of power conversion systems. 
  • Develop control strategies and state machines for power converters. 
  • Collaborate with BETA’s industrial design team and aircraft team on power electronics needs for electric aviation.
  • Develop power electronics as part of a product design team for electric aviation.
  • Participate in industry working groups on electric aircraft standards.

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • B.S. (M.S. desired)  in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience in controls for power systems or software engineering required for power conversion systems from 250 - 1,000 kW and 1,000 to 1,500 VDC. 
  • Proficient in C and Python programming
  • Experience with NI Linux real-time operating system
  • Experience using simulation tools, such as  Matlab/Simulink, for design analysis 

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Advanced Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, focusing on the control of power conversion systems. 
  • Experience working within GIT Version control. 
  • Familiarity with Stateflow, and Simscape.
  • Experience with SPICE-based modeling software for power electronics (PSIM, LTSpice, etc).
  • Familiarity with embedded software development in C.
  • Pilot’s license.