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General Electric Research Engineer - Power Electronics - Aviation Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Research Engineer - Power Electronics, you will be involved in the design of power converters and will work in a collaborative team environment. You will contribute 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.

Aviation Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

Job Description

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 devices

  • Develop and test control solutions for power converters 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


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related field with experience developing power electronics and controls OR a Masters degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience developing power electronics and controls

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • 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 on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Familiarity with DC/DC converters

  • Familiarity with medium voltage DC (>1kV)

  • Familiarity with battery energy storage systems

  • Familiarity with electrified propulsion systems

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes