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R&D Electronic Engineer

General information

Our engineers develop the next-generation technologies in HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) that enable to transmit electricity over long distances and via submarine cables which provides access to electricity for billions of people around the globe. You will work in our global R&D organization on a specific development project critical to Hitachi Energy needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve.

The current technology has enabled the connection of renewable energy such as large offshore wind and remote solar generators to the grid and brings clean energy to large cities. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas to make the power grid greener and smarter as we continue to push the technology forward.

Our team is a part of Hitachi Energy Technology and Solutions Development in Krakow, Poland, and is responsible for the development of semiconductor based HVDC and SVC converter valves. At our site in Krakow, we employ more than 100 people working on converter development, electronics and control.

In this role, you get a broad network of contacts within Hitachi Energy's global organization and a good insight into how we work in different functions at Hitachi Energy. You will work in an inclusive environment with a team of competent, professional and friendly colleagues who will help you grow with the tasks. Please find out more about our world leading technology at


Reporting to Jakub Lis, Team Lead/Scrum Master. and supported by Agnieszka Wojtysiak Technology Manager, you will cooperate and will be supported by our global R&D teams and experts. A creative environment allows you to utilize your knowledge and skills in technology and product development to identify and implement innovative solutions for a new Product Platform.

Your responsibilities

  • Be part of the design process for our future HVDC converter cells and other power electronic sub-systems of our converter stations and take a leading role to take new ideas from idea generation through simulation, circuit design, prototyping all the way to verification.
  • Design, prototype and test electronic circuits for use in power electronic converters, like gate drivers for IGBTs and Si/SiC MoSFETs, measurement and control circuits or converter main circuits.
  • Responsible for PCBA development and layout for analog and digital circuits, including high-current (heavy copper) PCBA.
  • Support a fast, iterative design process in a cross-functional, dedicated team. Use fast prototyping and lab mockups to close learning loops and achieve results quickly.
  • Build up and maintain measurement and test setups to verify performance, efficiency and robustness.
  • Contribute to solving technical challenges related with EMC/EMI, thermal management & safety.
  • We offer an exciting job in an international environment where you will get great possibilities to develop further within Hitachi Energy.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • You are curious and interested in sustainability and the ongoing energy transition and want to work on key technologies to solve one of the biggest challenges for humanity today.
  • You are a natural team player and enjoy collaborating with others, have a solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.
  • You have a BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or comparable, and at least 3 years of professional experience in designing electronic circuits, preferably analog electronics, gate drivers or power electronics circuits.
  • You have proven experience with development processes for power electronic converters or power supplies, and are competent with working with laboratory equipment and converter prototyping and testing.
  • Ideally you can complement this with experience with simulation tools like Spice, SIMetrix, Simulink or PLECS and/or understanding of control theory for power electronics applications.
  • You bring a high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies.
  • As you will be part of a global business, fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Lieu Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Engineering & Science
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2023-10-23
Numéro de réference R0034395

À propos de Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy est un chef de file technologique mondial voué à la promotion d’un avenir énergétique durable pour tous. Nous servons des clients dans les secteurs des services publics, de l'industrie et des infrastructures avec des solutions et des services innovants tout au long de la chaîne de valeur. Avec nos clients et nos partenaires, nous sommes pionniers en matière de technologies et permettons la transformation numérique nécessaire pour accélérer la transition énergétique vers un avenir carboneutre.

Nous employons plus de 45 000 personnes dans 90 pays qui, chaque jour, travaillent dans un but précis et mettent à profit leurs différents parcours pour remettre en question le statu quo. Nous vous invitons à postuler aujourd'hui et à faire partie d'une équipe mondiale qui apprécie une vérité simple : diversité + collaboration = grande innovation.