Austin’s SolarBridge continues on the road to workforce expansion

The hiring situation looks sunny at Austin-based SolarBridge Technologies Inc.

SolarBridge currently has five job openings in Austin and just moved to new headquarters with more than triple the space of its previous location. More space almost always means more jobs on the horizon.

“Our exact hiring plans are confidential, but we plan to continue hiring and expanding In Austin through 2010 and beyond,” spokeswoman Nancy Edwards says.

Edwards says SolarBridge is placing a priority on engineers, with some sales, marketing and operations positions in the mix as well. The company develops power conversion products for the solar industry.

Positions available now are applications engineering manager, firmware engineer, PCB layout design engineer, IT manager and senior inverter power design engineer.

Applicants are asked to send a detailed letter of interest and a resume/curriculum vitae to

For more information about careers at SolarBridge, click here.

Today, the company employs 30 people in Austin. SolarBridge also has an office in Champaign, Ill. Total employment is 40.

Edwards describes SolarBridge’s employees as “hard-working, passionate, smart, and very committed to seeing the solar industry grow with the game-changing technology SolarBridge provides.”

The Austin employees occupy about 13,000 square feet, including lab space, at 9229 Waterford Centre Blvd. in North Austin.

“The new headquarters demonstrates our commitment to Austin, a vibrant city with a strong talent base,” says Ron Van Dell (photo), president and CEO of SolarBridge. “The on-site lab in particular provides an invaluable testing and demonstration setting that is conveniently positioned within the same space as our corporate, engineering and marketing teams.”

To view Van Dell’s profile on LinkedIn, click here.

Since its founding in 2004, the company has collected $27 million in funding, including $1.5 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and a $15 million round of venture capital received earlier this year. Investors in SolarBridge include Battery Ventures, Rho Ventures and Illinois Ventures.

To watch an interview with Van Dell, click here.

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