Sr. Thermal Engineer

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 23798

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Supermicro Computer is seeking a skilled and experienced candidate to take on the responsibilities of Sr. Thermal Engineer. The position will be responsible for the thermal architecture, design, analysis, and validation of thermal technologies (include Liquid Cooling and air cooling technologies) within networking server and data storage products. The role utilizes and champions a design process based on estimating, simulating, and testing the thermal performance of new products and architectures. The ideal candidate will have outstanding leadership skill to lead the junior engineer and possess strong fundamental background in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and the implementation of thermal solutions in enterprise electronics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):
• Conceptualize, plan, and execute the design and development of Liquid/Air cooling solutions for servers, storages, and workstations
• Collaborate with motherboard, chassis, power supply, and system teams to optimize system layout and component placement
• Validate thermal compliance of systems and components with regards to industry standards
• Summarize and present thermal/cooling technical data to engineering teams, vendors, and customers
• Investigate and identify new techniques to advance cooling schemes and thermal managements
• Interface with contract manufacturers and vendors for cooling solution developments and improvements
• Provide thermal/cooling technical supports from component to rack level


• Bachelor or Master's degree in mechanical or Aerospace engineering, or equivalent training with minimum 8+ years direct IT/server industry experience is preferred
• Experience working as a thermal, mechanical, or validation engineer in computer or electronics cooling development is strongly desirable
• Experience running CFD thermal/cooling simulation software (Icepak or FloTHERM)
• Experience of liquid cooling solution include coldplate/manifold design
• Hands-on experiences working with heat sink, air shroud/fan duct designs and cooling fan/blower components
• Hands-on experiences in computer system level thermal testing or validation, including thermocouple installations, automated data acquisitions, and related lab equipment operations
• Experience running stress programs and scripts under Windows and Linux environments
• Ability to handle multiple projects and make significant progress in timely manner simultaneously
• Strong communication skill, able to work efficiently in a team and fast-paced environment

Please note that this position requires regular in-office attendance. The successful candidate is expected to be present in the office during standard working hours as determined by the company. In-office collaboration and participation in team meetings, training sessions, and other on-site activities are essential aspects of this role. Candidates should consider the commuting distance and be prepared to fulfill their responsibilities in the designated office location.

Salary Range

$145,000 - $159,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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