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Application Engineer – Power Electronics (m/f/d)
Search Country Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden
City all EMEA Altair Offices
Job ID # 40136
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Transforming the Future with the Convergence of Simulation and Data


Application Engineer (m/f/d) - Power Electronics

Do you like a challenge, are you a complex thinker who likes to solve problems? If so, then you might be the new Altairian we are searching for. At Altair, your curiosity matters. We pride ourselves on a business culture that enables open, creative thinking, and we deeply value our employees and their contributions towards our clients' success, as well as our own.


Job Summary:

Altair is seeking an engineer to join the Global Technical Team to support technical pre and post sales activities for PSIM and Embed. The work will involve daily communication over email and web presentation with clients and prospects to help understand their simulation and design goals for power converters and motor drives and how the suite of Altair simulation tools can be used to achieve these goals.


This position will be a unique opportunity to interact with thought leaders of the power electronics industry who are on the leading edge of research and development. This position will allow you to greatly expand your technical knowledge and abilities into all aspects of power electronics including: switchmode power supplies, motor drives, analog and digital control, DSP and FPGA implementation, etc.


What You Will Do: 

  • Support the sales team by evaluating customers’ and new prospects’ requirements and offering solutions and help on product evaluations.
  • Coordinate and lead technical discussions with customers & prospects, on a daily basis.
  • Work daily within our sales & marketing CRM (Hubspot) to complete assigned tasks, send emails, and make phone calls to customers and new prospects.
  • Collaborate with and provide feedback to the sales, marketing, and development teams, on user requirements and use cases, and evaluate the product based on a user perspective.
  • Contribute to a dynamic content editorial calendar that attracts a qualified audience (including blog posts, videos, webinars, etc).
  • Develop and deliver content to demonstrate the features and capabilities of PSIM and other products (ex: simulation application examples, advanced training webinars, etc).
  • Assist with technical writing of selected marketing and communication materials including, but not limited to, blog, print materials, white papers, advertisements.



What You Will Need:


  • B.Sc./M.Sc./PhD in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on power electronics.
  • B.Sc. and 3 years of professional work experience OR M.Sc. and 1 year of professional work experience, OR a PhD degree is required.
  • Programming experience in a C based language, C, C++, or C#
  • Experience in software integration methods and challenges.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Formal presentation or training delivery skills.



  • Familiarity with MCU/DSP/FPGA used for power electronics control is a plus.
  • Familiarity with PSIM, Matlab/Simulink, SPICE, Saber or other simulation software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Hardware-in-the-loop systems such as Typhoon HIL, Opal-RT, RTDS is a plus.


How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly 
  • Seek Technology and Business “Firsts” 
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks 


What We Offer: 

  • A culture that promotes people and talent
  • Direct communication channels, transnational and open corporate philosophy with team spirit
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Competitive Salary
  • Outstanding Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid working model and flexible working hours
  • Company events and joint sports activities
  • Company pension plan
  • Free drinks, fresh fruit


Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.


Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.


For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com .


Ready to go?  #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible; discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.


Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.


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