General Electric Lead Engineer - Power Electronics in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

As a Power Electronics engineer involved in the design of power converters, you will work in a collaborative team environment. You will be contributing to the development of advanced power conversion concepts as well as their implementation for application to power generation, aircraft engine systems, and electric and hybrid vehicle applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the planning, development, and transition of technologies from concept to products and/or services for GE internal and external clients.

You will:

  • Conduct power electronics research through modeling simulation, and design of power electronic circuits and controls.

  • Develop and test power converters using wide band gap semiconductor devices.

  • Participate with multi disciplinary teams in the development of new power technologies and capabilities for GE's next generation product platforms

  • Innovate in the power electronics space

  • Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and making presentations that describe analyses and solutions

  • Connect the organization to the latest technology developments and trends in industry

  • Contribute to proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a research & development environment developing power electronics and controls or an MS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a research & development environment developing power electronics and controls

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • You must submit your application for employment through to be considered

Desired Characteristics:

  • Understanding of strategies and topologies that process AC and DC power.

  • Hands-on hardware experience in power circuits and systems

  • Understanding of pulse width modulation strategies and associated controls

  • Working knowledge types of power devices and associated gating strategies (SiC and GaN)

  • Ability to design and implement passive components, select capacitor technologies towards EMI compliance

  • Experience in circuit and system simulation tools such as Saber, PLECS, Matlab/Simulink, PSPICE, EMTP, etc.

  • Familiarity with advanced real-time and embedded digital control with DSP and FPGA hardware, firmware and software

  • Connections in industry and academia

  • Record of publications and patents

  • Demonstrated successful track record of completing tasks and deliverables on schedule and on budget

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated formal writing and presentation experience

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.