PV design engineer in tech companies bay area

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Jun 16 13 Comments

My friend graduated in masters in EE with specialization in power electronics, solar design.
Are there any tech companies with PV design engineer roles?

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  • New TC
    My first guess would be tesla but that’s probably anyone’s first thought
    Jun 16 8
    • Oracle on call
      OP
      Any other companies?
      Jun 16
    • New TC
      a lot of semiconductor companies work for solar electronic systems like power converters and protection circuitry. Maxim Integrated is one of them
      Jun 16
    • Oracle on call
      OP
      How is TC in those companies compared to tech companies?
      Jun 16
    • New TC
      in terms of solar cell, semiconductor design I’m afraid is little activity around here or I just don’t know where to look
      Jun 16
    • New TC
      is lower than software but the work could be really fun and accomplishing. hard to say exactly how much but a senior EE could make 150k base or more in ADI, TI or even Maxim. The total comp would be lower than FAANG for sure but could still be above 180k, again for senior/principal level
      Jun 16
    • Oracle on call
      OP
      Thanks, does these companies has PV design engineer positions?
      Jun 16
    • New TC
      it depends what do you mean by PV design: a) the cell itself that is pure semiconductor design and very few still do something related around here or b) the electronics that are employed after the cell that do all the power regulation and conversion?
      Jun 17
    • Oracle on call
      OP
      I meant b)
      Jun 17
  • Tesla / Eng vwTb17
    Can they code? Did they build actual circuits before (are they hands on)? If yes on both counts, please direct message
    Jun 17 2
    • Oracle on call
      OP
      Thank you.
      My friend worked on designing solar panels/circuits, decent knowledge on CAD with hands on experience of 2.5 years in US. Doesn't code though. Is it something valuable or do you think coding is mandatory.?
      Jun 17
    • Tesla / Eng vwTb17
      Depends on focus.. I'd say have then check the website.. there's a couple of different power electronics jobs listed
      Jun 17
  • Intel stpnds man
    Try Wolfspeed, ETap, Schneider electric
    Jun 17 0