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Electronics Engineer

Date Posted: Jun 27, 2020

Location: Bluffdale, UT, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations and accessories give a new breed of consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life.  We invite you to join our adventure as the Electronics Engineer.


General Summary of Position

Goal Zero Product Development is responsible for the internal design and qualification for all products.  We have a strong local team and we also work directly with our partners in Asia to manufacture what is designed here in Utah.  We have expertise with solar panels, batteries, LEDs, microcontrollers, IoT, and power electronics.  We are passionate about inventing the future of this industry.


This posting is for an Electronics Engineer to work with us on new product lines, taking our current product offering and innovating beyond today’s features and specifications. We are looking for individuals with a passion for technology and strong skills in electrical design that build help form the foundation of our power electronics products. You will be joining the engineering team within our product development group, working alongside our mechanical, firmware, and electrical engineers to design upcoming innovative products.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Design of circuits for use in DC-DC and DC-AC conversion, max power-point tracking, fault condition protection, charge controllers, and user interfaces
  • Experienced in component selection through datasheet analysis, part parametrics, and evaluation board characterization as it pertains to various controllers and discrete parts
  • Highly capable at electronic design development, analysis, verification, and troubleshooting
  • Work tightly with engineering team in developing and defining the specifications for future products, including recommendations on emerging technologies and design best practices
  • Support firmware engineers in development for MCUs and SoCs used as the controllers in our systems
  • Close cooperation with project managers to deliver products within scope, budget, and quality requirements
  • Conduct and participate in hardware and software reviews
  • Document design to facilitate interaction with other developers, manufacturing partners, QA, and product documentation authors
  • Proficient working alongside teammates as well as independent, self-starting individual contributor

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a similar field of study, OR minimum of 4 years of directly relevant work experience
  • Must be proficient in analog and digital circuit design as it relates to consumer electronics products
  • Must have experience in electrical schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Must have an understanding of firmware design in C or similar embedded language
  • Experience with lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, etc.


Preferred Requirements

  • Strong preference for applicants with a BS in CS, EE, or similar field PLUS 3 years of directly relevant experience specifically in electrical design as it relates to power electronics
  • Possess solid board bring-up, testing, and debug skills
  • Previous experience in power management as it relates to battery powered devices
  • Possess familiarity with simulation tools such as SPICE or manufacturer design tools
  • Previous experience with version control a plus, e.g. SVN, Git
  • Previous experience with consumer electronics products/goods a strong plus, including work with batteries, lights, power conversion
  • Knowledge of switch mode power supply topologies
  • Knowledge of consumer battery chemistries as related to Energy Storage Systems


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move items over 50 pounds


Working Conditions:

  • Open Office Environment
  • Warehouse Environment (Secondary)
  • Domestic and International Travel less than 10%
  • Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as out in the field.



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