Sr Principal HW Power Engineer


On Site
USD 120,100.00 - 251,600.00 per year
Full Time


Bill of materials
IT management
Electrical engineering
Team leadership
Product development
Hardware development
Schematic capture
Design analysis
Design review
Test plans
Signal integrity
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Job Details

Job Description

Technical Lead Principal Power Engineer:

The power requirements of our next generation Oracle servers are very demanding with increasing focus on highly efficient solutions for our cloud and vertically integrated rack level solutions. As a Technical Lead Electrical Design Engineer focusing on Power design, you will be responsible for Power sub-system and board level architecture, power team leadership and detailed design. You will take ownership of the power design work across all product development phases out to the transition to volume production. You will need to stay abreast of the latest developments in the area of power delivery and rapidly adopt & translate these into reliable power delivery subsystems for our Oracle offerings. On occasion, you will advise on power systems from prior products delivered by the hardware development organization.

Career Level - IC5


Detailed Responsibilities:

The list of responsibilities (but not limited to) may include:

  • Technical leadership of a small power engineering team.
  • Participate in rack level, system and board level power architecture and design meetings.
  • Work with power engineers on design schedules for prototype designs.
  • Create and maintain presentations to management on project status.
  • Work out best of class power designs based on performance, part availability and cost.
  • Design and Test of high power multi phase Voltage Regulator Down designs (VRDs) that meet or exceed the strict performance requirements of next generation third party CPUs.
    • Parts selection and qualification
    • Schematic Capture
    • Design analysis and modeling
    • Board Floor planning
    • Provide guidance to CAD designers (placement and routing)
    • Detailed review of CAD work
    • Lead and participate in formal design reviews
    • Author specifications
    • Publish bill of materials
    • Work with VRD Controller / Power Stage vendors to generate and test configuration files.
  • Design, test and tune analog and digital DC-DC converters with power ranging from 500mA to 600A and Electronic Circuit Breakers.
  • Setup and maintain automation platforms used to validate Power designs.
  • Design and Validate total power solutions for Oracle's next generation Server machines.
  • Work with various internal teams to assure the power requirements of the system and VRDs meet specifications.
  • Collaborate with internal firmware/software teams on implementing system level diagnostics.
  • Work with various external vendors to assure the power components used in the power designs meet the required specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Bring up and test prototypes.
  • Develop and implement test plans.
  • Mentor Power Engineers.
  • Perform and lead Lab debug of HW problems.

Desired Skills and Experience

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with being a technical lead of a small team of power engineers.
  • Experience with system-level power distribution and architecture from rack down to chip level.
  • Experience with the design of high power on-board modern multi-Phase VRD designs as well as DC-DC converters, Voltage regulators and Electronic Circuit Breakers.
    • Experience with I2C/PMBSVID communication bus is preferred.
    • Experience with Analog and Digital PWM control architectures.
    • Experience with Power simulation software like SPICE, Simplis, Cadence PowerSI is preferred.
    • Experience with testing and validation methods of power devices.
  • Strong knowledge and application of high-speed design methodologies for Power Integrity/Signal Integrity.
  • Proficient in the complete flow of CAD design tools such as Cadence, Concept, Allegro.
  • Proficient in constraint driven design methodologies.
  • Experience with the power requirements of high performance CPU processors, GPUs, DDR memory DIMMs, PCIe Cards, Flash modules, disk drives etc.
  • Experience with DC-DC control loop tuning for stability and transient performance.
  • Experience and understanding of effective PCB stack-up design.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience with recent Intel/AMD chip sets is a plus.
  • Experience with Digital or Analog Simulation is a plus.




Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $120,100 to $251,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle's differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

2. Short term disability and long term disability

3. Life insurance and AD&D

4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

9. 11 paid holidays

10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

11. Paid parental leave

12. Adoption assistance

13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

14. Financial planning and group legal

15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

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