Gridblock

Powers Electronics Intern

Atlanta, GA (On-site)
Full-Time
Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Opportunity

Endeavour has an exciting opportunity for a Powers Electronics Intern to take part in our Summer Internship Program.

The Power Electronics Intern will support the efforts of the research & development group and work on the characterization of custom-made reverse blocking power switches for cutting-edge power electronics products and electric vehicle chargers. Instead of going on coffee runs or making copies, you'll be seated at the table and be part of critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of GridBlock’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience and have an impact.

The right candidate needs to be agile, professional, and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment. The right person is trustworthy with confidential information, highly organized, self-motivated, has excellent communication skills, can think strategically, and works equally as well independently as with a team. Endeavour strives to maintain smooth operations. We achieve this by empowering our people, by providing autonomy and flexibility in the way we work, by developing a habit of constant, open communication, and by creating a culture of excellence, appreciation, trust, and respect.

Endeavour is the main hub—a self-sustaining incubation platform for innovation—within a larger ecosystem focused on sustainable infrastructure. It provides the space, time, and all necessary resources to take advanced technologies from ideation through development to launch. At Endeavour, we are highly selective about the people we bring on board because our ecosystem depends on it. Change happens quickly here, and we must be able to trust one another to be honest, communicative, strategic, reliable, and driven. We seek ultra-creatives and superstar performers with a sense of humility and a hunger to make positive change. Endeavour offers flexibility and endless growth opportunities to those who can harness their skills and talents and identify how and where to use them to add value. Growth at Endeavour means expanding outward, not upward, because there is no corporate ladder here to climb. Your path is in your hands, and Endeavour’s team is here to support you! At the heart of our ecosystem is a diverse group of bright, passionate, dedicated people, working together to make a real difference. Are you ready to join the journey?

To apply, please submit your resume to hr@endeavourii.com

Reports to:
Director, Engineering

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the experimental characterization of a custom-made reverse blocking SiC power module device in hard-switching and soft-switching applications, under various junction temperatures
  • Help in the design of the text fixture and implementation of the test setup
  • Run the experimental setup and gather high-quality and dependable test data
  • Support the post-experimentation data analysis
  • Write detailed experimental and characterization reports

Education and Experience

  • Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s degree (preferred) or PhD degree (preferred) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited program
  • Strong knowledge of power electronics and power devices operation including wide bandgap semiconductors (SiC, GaN)
  • Experience working on high voltage, high power systems
  • Good understanding of double pulse test and power device characterization
  • Basic understanding of soft-switching techniques (ZVS & ZCS)
  • Experience with programming of DSPs, microcontrollers for power electronics control
  • Comfortable with soldering, and prototyping
  • Experience working on high voltage, high power systems
  • Proficient with basic EE tools (scopes, function generators, etc.)
  • Experience with PCB layout and signal integrity
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing
  • Work in a dynamic, diverse, multicultural, and cross-functional team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Specific Skills / Abilities

N/A

Great Place to Work

  • A fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture focused on innovation
  • A flexible, autonomous work environment
  • A culture of respect, learning, and excellence
  • Experienced, highly talented experts as team peers
  • Growth and travel opportunities
  • Be part of a team of change-makers having a significant impact on real people around the world

About

Gridblock

GridBlock is a revolutionary energy router that dynamically manages the flow of energy between multiple sources and loads and has the ability to create and operate a self-contained microgrid. GridBlock packetizes and routes electrical energy with isolation and high accuracy to serve AC or DC systems seamlessly. The precision technology enables a bidirectional power flow on multiple ports or channels concurrently, bringing the flexibility and control of Internet routers and switches to the electrical grid. Increasingly, electrical installations require smart integration of EV or e-truck charging, battery storage, solar panels and critical loads, with custom design and build for each location adding to the cost of implementation. GridBlock simplifies all of this with a flexible, software-defined, modular solution that can manage a wide variety of end-use configurations and applications.

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About Endeavour

Endeavour is taking on global challenges, and to create the appropriate global solutions is not easy. Our teams work extremely hard because we believe in Endeavour’s mission: to guarantee clean water and renewable energy to everyone, everywhere by decentralizing infrastructure, developing new technologies, & deploying energy, water, and waste treatment solutions that are more profitable than those that currently exist. We are a group of passionate change-makers who want to leave the world better than the way we found it. Endeavour prides itself on hiring talented, highly motivated people because that’s what our mission requires. There is a strong sense of camaraderie between good-natured people who bring their A-game to work every day to make a difference. To work at Endeavour is to know that you are part of something special—something bigger than yourself.

Today, we’re deploying solutions that are immediately scalable and profitable, including EV charging, data center cooling, and waste to fuel systems. As we look to the future, Endeavour intends to remain at the forefront of innovation, taking on grander challenges based on the needs of our clients and of local economies. We hope that our Sustainable Habitat for Innovation with a Purpose (SHIP) will be a model that inspires people and businesses to #jointhejourney so that together we can combine the best of what technology and the natural world can offer to ensure a regenerative/sustainable world for generations to come.

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