Responsible for all engineering activities (specification, design, Verification & Validation (V&V), and release) related to the performance (energy, power, and aging) of the energy storage.
- Proactively liaise between the battery pack development, cell R&D, and manufacturing functions
- Create and author the requirements specification for the battery energy storage (pack and cell)
- Conduct trade-off studies with cell and BMS development with regard to the project constraints
- Ensure consistency between requirements, implementation, and V&V methods throughout the project
- Work closely with program managers to ensure the milestones are reached on time
- Develop requirements and action plans for future battery/pack/Battery Management System (BMS)/cell improvements
- Conduct Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) for pack and cell validation failures and develop preventative and corrective action plans, and assist with the implementation
- Contribute to the development of detailed validation plans for all phases of a program; good understanding of automotive xVP&R
- Provide engineering support to cell manufacturing team to resolve build issues and assist with process optimization and QA/QC
- Contribute to the development of new simulation models, resp. improvement of existing ones
- Contribute to the creation of product FMEA
- Up to 15% travel may be required, including some international travel
- Basic experience, understanding, and intuition of physicochemical phenomena of Li-ion cells and electrochemical test methods, e.g., CV, EIS, HPPC, OCV, DCIR, ACR, calendar/cycle life, and reliability/abuse.
- Experience with electrochemistry, electrodeposition, statistical data analysis & problem-solving, materials characterization, and measurement.
- Working experience with automotive xEV applications, related to cells, modules, and systems.
- Working experience with environmental, mechanical, and electrical designs in an automotive environment in compliance with automotive industry standards.
- Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of test failures or product related issues.
- Good written and oral communication skills and ability to present technical data and complex/abstract concepts to both technical and non-technical audience.
- Demonstrated ability and high performance in a fast-paced cross-functional environment.
- Languages (business fluent or native): English, German
- Strong understanding of battery management, control, or embedded systems.
- Prior experience in design and characterization of Li-based coin or pouch cells, and implementing Designs of Experiments (DOEs) for new cells.
- Familiar with product, quality, reliability, development tools, e.g., DFSS, APQP, 8D, 5Why, ASPICE, etc.
- A high performer in a globally distributed team.
- Hands-on, creative, out of the box thinker, can-do attitude, sense of urgency, resourceful, and organized.
- Ability to acquire new technical knowledge quickly and efficiently.
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Solid-State Physics, or related fields and 4+ years of automotive battery application experience OR
- Master’s degree in a related field and 2+ years of automotive battery experience (experience in other battery applications may also be considered).