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ePropelled is looking for a skilled hands-on Director of Engineering with UAV industry experience. The ideal candidate will have successful experience taking high power motor controller and power supplies, for its line of high efficiency brushless motor/generators, from concept through development and into manufacturing. Candidate experience should include strong knowledge of product development processes including knowledge of various project management approaches. Familiarity with a Phase Gate development process is desired. Responsibilities Manage the product development process, taking design concepts based on marketing requirements through to manufacturing release. Support the development of technical documentation, i.e. concept documents, system functional and design specifications, technical specifications and test reports for all designs. Conduct specification and design reviews and document results through the development process. Create project plans including product development schedules and budgets and manage the team to these plans. Manage the development of high-power motor controllers, power regulators, high efficiency AC-DC power converters, DC-DC converters, synchronous rectifiers and battery management solutions. Manage the development of motor control systems utilizing embedded processors, DSPs, memory devices, OPAMPs, A/D and D/A converters, as well as other peripheral devices such as RS232, RS485, CAN bus, ModBus, USB interfaces, Ethernet and I2C interfaces as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Manage the development and testing/qualification of new motor designs. Support PCB design for motor control hardware utilizing techniques to prevent EMC and EMI. Manage the selection and design of components suited to high temperature environments and to control of heat and transients. Support new product introduction to manufacturing and through product lifecycle. Robust testing / validation / documentation methodology for design verification. Manage the development team including performance reviews and hiring. Supervise and support junior engineers. QMS Requirements: Demonstrate leadership and commitment to the Quality Management System as defined in ISO 9001:2015 Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. Requirements BS Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering. Minimum 10 years? design experience in Analogue/Digital electronics in power system design. Must have experience in the UAV industry Specific experience designing high power motor controllers, power regulators, high efficiency AC-DC power converters, DC-DC converters, synchronous rectifiers and battery management solutions. Familiarity with RS232, RS485, CAN bus, ModBus, USB interfaces, Ethernet and I2C interfaces as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Experience developing project plans, schedules and budgets for complex development projects. Experience managing the development of complex systems and delivering quality products to manufacturing/customers on time within budget. Mathematical modeling and simulation experience using software such as PSPICE and MATLAB/SIMULINK desired. Experience working successfully with local and remote development organizations. Knowledge of EMC/EMI and mitigation through design. Must be organized and have methodical approach to problem solving. Strong oral and written communication skills

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