Senior Thermal Design and Test Engineer

Team: ZT - Platform Engineering

Location: Secaucus, New Jersey

Why ZT Systems

AT ZT Systems, you’ll get to do work you’re proud of alongside smart, passionate people. Every day, there are opportunities to collaborate with the best in the industry to design, build, and deliver impactful solutions to world-class customers. Along with way, you will gain hands-on experience in a face-paced environment that’s challenging, rewarding and career-defining. 

A culture built around our values, we work hard and think fast. We view challenges as opportunities—to do better, push harder, and be faster than we were the day before. When we fail, we learn from it and move on together. And when we succeed we use the momentum to go even further. We create value with everything we do, building the foundation of today—and transforming the future of tomorrow.

Join ZT Systems and help us build a technology infrastructure that connects the world. 


What You'll Do

The Senior Thermal Design Engineer is responsible for assisting in the development of key thermal components & systems from concept to engineering release of new products. The focus is on running server system thermal tests using data acquisition equipment, thermal stress test software, and external power control equipment. The thermal engineer troubleshoots thermal and/or airflow issues in new and existing product lines using empirical data and commercial CFD software. The Sr. Thermal engineer plays an active role in developing thermal components using 3D CAD software and advanced engineering analysis. In addition, the thermal engineer provides regular Q&A and on-site support to ZT Systems’ manufacturing engineering group as well as technical support for customers.

  • Support engineering team by loading, testing, and validating thermal solutions for rack-mount servers
  • Troubleshoot thermal and/or airflow issues in new and existing product lines
  • Work with the engineering team to optimize the thermal performance of servers using empirical data and bench test methods
  • Optimize airflow speed, volume, and flow paths to meet customer and components requirements
  • Interface with Firmware team to implement fan speed control algorithm
  • Support custom engineering projects that require hands-on ability to interconnect complex server systems
  • Produce thermal reports from experimental data and testing/modeling experience
  • Manage ECO (Engineering Change Order) process for and provide validation for design modifications
  • Analyze and solve technical problems/issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Produce engineering documents that include design drawings, installation manuals, etc.
  • Support procurement team to identify and manage heat sink and air mover vendors

What You'll Bring

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3 plus years of experience with testing and/or simulation experience is a plus
  • Proactive, team-oriented, and results-driven mindset
  • Basic knowledge of heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Commercial CFD Software skills (FloTherm preferred)
  • 3D CAD Software skills (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Create automated test infrastructure through the use of programs such as LabVIEW and scripted languages such as Python
  • Comfortable in doing hands on testing and working in a lab, fast-paced environment

ZT Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.



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