Job Description / Skills Required

VPS is seeking to fill our open position for a CA-licensed Professional Electrical Engineer immediately. The position requires electrical engineering and product management experience related to power electronic hardware. Activities will include collaboration with internal VPS team members, partners, outside consultants, and equipment manufacturers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Partner Hardware ICE Compatibility Support & Management
Partner Hardware Integration into ICE
Application Engineering (Sales and Solution Architecture)
VPS Reference Design Development
VPS Reference Implementation OEM Support & Management
ICE Product Management – Hardware
Hardware Quality Assurance
The position will be a part of the Solutions and Hardware Engineering group within VPS. The projects begin by working with power electronic equipment manufacturers to modify existing products and/or to develop new products that are ICE compliant. The work will be dedicated to influencing the design and specification of electrical equipment for data centers, computer rooms, and in some cases industrial applications.
Contributing to schematics, layout drawings, and maintaining revision control
Setting up an automatic test bench for testing finished product
Ensuring proper integration and testing of units is achieved
Support to manufacturing teams to create comprehensive factory acceptance test criteria
Reviewing all technical aspects on next generation hardware solutions
Electrical design, functional, performance specification development, and reviews
Support in creating and in validation of hardware specifications
Documenting technical architecture at all levels of design
Documenting all aspects of hardware solutions
Contributing to power electronics converter design and testing
Contributing to writing the control firmware in embedded systems
Contributing to unit interface design and specifications
Design for manufacturing trade-offs and selection
Unit integration planning
Creating unit test plans and unit acceptance criteria related to installation and commissioning tests
Application engineering for project support
Product support for installed equipment
Professional Engineer, licensed in California, in good standing
NCEES Records in good standing or a work in progress
BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering with approximately 5 years’ experience in power electronic design and product support in mission critical data center/computer room environments
Demonstrate proficiency in:
Electrical system design and construction requirements for electrical projects from concept through commissioning
AutoCAD (version 2005 or better), MS Word, and MS Excel, as well as design and calculation software
Reading and interpreting electrical drawings and design documents
Reading and writing specifications
Estimating costs and time
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of:
utility systems, service entrance, and distribution switchgear, emergency power systems and their related transfer systems, power distribution, and grounding
Power protection and distribution configurations across all levels of standard designs using redundant operation, concurrently maintainable, and fault tolerant operation
Familiar with:
Lighting, fire detection and alarm systems
Current and emerging industry standards, vendors, and technologies as they relate to the electrical infrastructure industry
Mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, etc.)
Applicable codes and standards
Other Abilities:
Works well with customers, engineers, architects, contractors, and consultants
Coordination and Record keeping skills
Verbal and writing skills
Work in the United States and travel to projects in Asia, Middle East, Europe and other regions as needed
Electrical Engineering: 5 years
Product Management/Support Experience: 5 years
Professional Engineer California Licensed (other state licenses are acceptable)