United Technologies Corporation Research Engineer, Power Electronics in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 50811BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering: Research

Job Type:


The Power Electronics Group within the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has an exciting employment opportunity for a Design Engineer, Power Electronics.

The candidate is expected to interact with the UTRC Program Offices and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) business units to enhance existing programs in the area of design of power electronics circuits and systems for a large range of UTC products.

The candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multinational team environment focused on innovation. The candidate will need to have exceptional communication skills, capable of interacting with UTRC management. Additionally, the candidate must be able to provide timely, accurate and detailed reports and presentations.

The Design Engineer, Power Electronics will support fundamental and application-specific research related to power electronics circuits and systems design with direct supervision of a Project Lead or Principal Investigator. The specific areas of research include, but are not limited to:

-Motor drives and control

-High power density converters

-Power systems interaction and optimization

-Wide band gap device evaluation and circuit design

-High voltage and high temperature electronics

-Magnetics (inductor and transformer) design, analysis, prototyping and evaluation

-Thermal design, evaluation, and correlation to system models

-Advanced packaging and manufacturing

  • Hardware-in-Loop and other advanced modeling/simulation techniques

The individual will also perform other support activities for the various UTC businesses as needed, and other tasks as assigned by the group leader.


Working knowledge with industrial or academic experience post Master's degree, in the areas of design, modeling, analysis, and simulation of power electronic systems. Particular areas of research interest include motor drives, high power density converters, complex electric power systems and Hardware-in-Loop and other advanced modeling/simulation techniques.

Experience with production processes for manufacturing and assembly of electronics is highly desirable.

This job requires a US person or US Citizen.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.