Wireless Electrical Engineer, Renewable Energy Technology

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ABOUT US

Hanwha Q CELLS Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Talheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 7 business enterprise in South Korea.

OUR PURPOSE
Our team provides the foundation for Qcells’ growth. We design and develop across the complete stack of Solar PV energy solutions to serve Qcells businesses and enable our ambitious enterprise strategy. By innovating the next generation of products and services we also support the accelerating, global energy transition.

Position Overview:

This role is pivotal in our journey toward renewable energy solutions, focusing on the hardware and electrical design aspects of our PV energy products, including inverters, EV chargers, energy storage systems, and communication systems. We seek a dynamic individual who not only excels as a highly capable individual contributor but also harbors the potential to evolve into a team builder, aligning with our company's accelerated growth trajectory.

As a key member of our engineering team, you will be responsible for leading the review and analysis of system requirements, executing technology evaluations, performing circuit analysis, overseeing PCB layout, and guiding complex engineering projects from conception to mass production. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to independently plan, define, and execute hardware development for wireless products.

RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Analyze system requirements and translate them into a robust hardware architecture.
    • Technology Evaluation and Selection by leading the evaluation of potential chipset solutions, conduct tests, analyze data, and make recommendations.
    • Lead hardware design activities across the product lifecycle, from concept development to mass production.
    • Collaborative System Architecture and Design by defining electronic system architecture and collaborate with third-party partners to ensure seamless integration.
    • Oversee the integration of electronic circuits, including controllers, power subsystems, communication modules, and RF components.
    • Experience in hardware verification, BOM management, and EMC/EMI compliance testing, with expertise in optimizing PCB layouts to ensure compliance with EMC standards and manufacturing design rules.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Minimum 5 years of industry or research experience in electronics design for PCBAs using schematics capture and layout ((Such as Altium, PADS, OrCad, etc.)
    • Experience with embedded systems design using microcontrollers (MCUs) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) in conjunction with wireless transceivers.
    • Strong expertise in RF design and wireless chipsets, including the use of transceivers for technologies such as UWB, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread, LTE, cellular IoT, LoRa, and GNSS.
    • Experience in antenna selection, integration, advanced radio propagation modeling or possess experience in high-speed design and signal integrity (SI).
    • Experience in hardware verification, BOM management, and EMC/EMI compliance testing.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Master's or PhD in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on communication technologies.
    • Experience in renewable product development and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology.
    • Hands-on experience with electrical schematic and PCB layout tools.
    • Proficiency in using electrical test equipment and board bring-up procedures.
    • Familiarity with C2000 TI MCU, Raspberry Pi, and RTOS programming.
    • Proficient in electrical simulation tools and high-speed system-on-chips (SoCs), DRAM, flash storage, PLC, CAN, Ethernet, USB, and both linear and switching power supplies.
    • Ability to analyze and optimize circuits for cost-effectiveness.
    • Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented approach.

BENEFITS
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Competitive benefits offerings

  • Conveniently accessible location in downtown San Francisco

  • Flexible work-from-home-office opportunities, as determined by the position and job duties

  • Cigna and Kaiser options - available by region

  • Cigna Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Cigna medical plan

  • Company-paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary benefits include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance

  • 401(k) with a 4% employer match

  • 3 weeks of paid Parental Leave

  • Sick time- 72 hours frontloaded per calendar year

  • Vacation time (Flex time), and 13 Paid Holidays

  • Health Advocate wellness and concierge services

  • Wellness programs with our benefits providers

  • Commuter benefits

  • EAP

  • Bereavement leave- 5 paid days


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Make a difference: join a group of people who are passionate about renewable energy

Have an impact: the company is still small enough that everyone’s contribution has a significant impact on the success of the company

Many opportunities to lead teams, and projects, and contribute to development

Casual professional working environment: there’s no need to dress up, just present your best self

Work collaboratively in a diverse environment- we commit to reaching better decisions by respecting opinions and working through disagreements

DIVERSITY

We value the insights that a diverse team can bring. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in tech.

HQCT Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.