Senior Design Engineer

13 Nov 2016
01 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We not only have ambitious goals but also a clear agreement on how to achieve them: For us, the means are as important as the ends. Whatever your role at ABB, you can be sure you are helping to create a better world. From building sustainable power plants in remote corners of the world, or improving safety for workers in automotive factories, to developing new technologies to combat pollution, the work we do touches the lives of millions.

We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer at ABB Oy, Drives and Controls unit in Helsinki. You will be leading the technology concept development in demanding product development projects in the Low Power Drives business segment. In this position, you will be working in close cooperation with Project and Product Managers giving valuable feedback to the project management.

Your responsibilities
• Coordinating and planning daily design and testing activities according to project scope and schedule
• Solving technical challenges by using your solid competence of AC Drive technologies
• Mentoring and leading younger designers with your example and experience
• Seeking new and innovative technical concepts to differentiate our products from competitors and increasing customer value
• Working in close collaboration with our key component suppliers and partners

Our offering
• A challenging position maintaining the brand of the world's best variable speed drive manufacturer
• An international working environment in global product development
• A chance to participate in cross-functional and global cooperation across continents
• An innovative environment and colleagues
• Excellent opportunities for professional development and interesting career possibilities in a global company

• M.Sc. or higher degree in a relevant field
• Several years' experience of AC drives development or other relevant experience
• Architecture and concept level understanding of drives and modern power electronics or electronic devices from technology and product point of view
• A deep understanding of cutting edge technology and trends in the drives technology
• A good understanding and skills in at least three of the following areas: electronics, mechanics, FPGA design, embedded software, design for manufacturing, quality
• Understanding and experience in Lean R&D development
• An innovative, analytical, and scientific frame of mind
• Good problem solving and team work skills and an open-minded attitude
• Good written and spoken communication skills in English

Ideally, you have
• Familiarity with modern simulation tools
• Understanding of electromagnetic compatibility, safety and other converter and system level compatibility requirements
• Knowhow of drive related standards