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

Job Description Summary

As a Senior 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 and transmission, 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, design and analysis of power electronic circuits and their controls

  • Develop and test power converters using wide band gap semiconductor devices and other emerging technologies

  • Design and test power converter components including Gate drivers, EMI filters, power modules and high frequency transformers

  • 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

  • Lead proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies

  • Contribute to shaping the organizational roadmap

  • Mentor Engineers in the power electronics domain


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related field with a minimum of 6 years of experience developing power electronics and controls OR a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience developing power electronics and controls

  • U.S. citizenship is required due to Federal Contract Provisions.

  • 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

  • Experience working with hybrid electric aircraft systems

  • Experience working in an aviation environment

  • Familiarity with electric vehicles

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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