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Power Electronics Design Engineer



Markham, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Join Cence Power, the vanguard of the DC power revolution, pioneering intelligent low and high voltage DC power systems. Our mission centers on the safe and efficient transmission of power across long distances. Backed by visionary investors, we forge partnerships with premier engineering consultancies worldwide to revolutionize electrical power distribution for telecom applications, data centers, and LED lighting. Anchored in advances in physics and electrical safety codes, we bring cutting edge products to our clients, globally. Our dynamic team thrives on innovation, constantly exploring and refining concepts to drive meaningful advances in electrical engineering.

Cence is looking for a talented Power Electronics Design Engineer to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering at our Markham location, the successful candidate will be responsible for improving, designing, prototyping, testing, and documenting our patented high speed fault detection technology for our high-voltage DC power distribution systems. You will collaborate closely with other engineers on our team to ensure that designs are both elegant and efficient. You will also be exposed to our other hardware projects including wireless sensor networks, mesh networking hubs, and battery optimized power management systems, and other DC power conversion systems.

Learn more about our fault-managed high voltage power distribution system here:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Power Electronics - Schematic and PCB design using KiCAD
  • Assemble, solder, and test prototype PCBs
  • BOM optimization, component selection, and datasheet analysis
  • In-circuit testing (ICT) and Functional testing (FCT) of PCB’s
  • Verify product specifications and Design Validation Plan
  • Circuit simulation using TI WebBench and other simulation software
  • Work with other firmware engineers to define system architecture of our products
  • Rapid prototyping and validation of electrical designs
  • Optimizing designs for power, miniaturization, and cost
  • Stay up to date with latest innovations and trends that are relevant to the company, and the field of DC power distribution
  • Provide technical support during production: troubleshoot production rejects and field returns, support and/or initiate continuous improvement, design, validate and maintain high volume functional testers for production use, etc.
  • Liaise with manufacturers overseas as well as in Canada for mass production
  • Occasionally participate in customer deployments


  • Experience as a professional hardware design engineer (Preference given to those with 5+ years)
  • Experience with Power Electronics, specifically with DC-DC conversion topologies (5+ years)
  • Experience using Oscilloscopes and other debugging tools
  • Experience with RF design; EMI, EMC, and antennas (1+ years)
  • Experience managing the full life cycle of a design project, from development to production release
  • Extensive experience with digital/analog circuit design and PCB layout design;
  • Experience with circuit protection design, products and methods.
  • Experience with designing for manufacturability, scalability and longevity
  • Technical report writing and drawing, writing technical documentation and sequence diagrams
  • Understanding of design for certifiability to standards such as CSA and UL
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and leadership capabilities
  • Ability to contribute and work effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You Will Stand out If:

  • You have experience with embedded firmware programming C/C++
  • You have experience using Git or other version control systems for hardware
  • Master's Degree or Ph.D in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent and on site

What We Offer

  • Salary: $90,000 - $120,000 (based on experience)
  • Health Spending Account

Cence is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process, and upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability. Applicants must make their accommodation needs known upon requests for interviews.