Kforce Senior R&D Design Engineer (LED Drivers) in Nashville, Tennessee

Kforce has a client seeking a Senior R&D Design Engineer (LED Drivers) in Nashville, Tennessee (TN).Responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop LED lighting drivers

  • Participate with a team to develop other new products relating to lighting electronics; such as, Emergency LED Drivers, and functions including controls, interface circuitry, dimming circuits, etc.

  • Guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment

  • Guide and direct design of tests plans (R&D tests, NPI, and factory test plans)

  • Application of power electronics, switch-mode power supply circuit design/development for lighting electronics

  • Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production

  • Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct

  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information

  • Work in team environment on NPD projects; may lead/guide and/or coordinate the work of other Engineers, PCB and Mechanical Designers, or Technicians

  • Prepare working prototypes, including samples for the UL CTDP, and production

  • Participate in and support the UL Client Test Data Program, which includes testing, documenting test data, tests records, and tests reports

  • Validating alternate components or processes

  • Ensure product quality and reliability particularly as it applies to Quality Test Plans/Reliability Test Plans, and Failure Mode and Effects analysis

  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes

  • Determine the proper materials and participate in test programs for new materials

  • BSEE is required

  • MSEE is a plus

  • 5 years of appropriate design/development experience of products

  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of electronics for lighting or related fields

  • Strong Electrical Engineering and technical skills with expert knowledge in the discipline of Lighting Electronics; specifically, LED Driver development

  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams, supporting senior personnel

  • Ability to use personal computers, especially using spreadsheets, word processing software, and engineering software of preference

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Effective organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to manage functional elements of a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency

  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI

  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products is a plus

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years