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Position:  Validation Engineer
Location:  Waltham, MA
Job Id:  334
# of Openings:  0

Validation Engineer
 
A123 Systems, LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation and commercial markets.
 
Position Overview:
As a member of the Cell Validation team, the Validation Engineer will be responsible for establishing product requirements as well as planning and executing validation activities for a variety of battery products. The Validation Engineer will act as an engineering leader to determine/review product requirements, coordinate testing, analyze test results, provide technical judgment, and develop appropriate documentation. The position will require solid quantitative skills, communication skills, and experience in product development.
 
Education/Experience:
  • BS degree in an engineering discipline, mathematics, computer science, or other degree with focus on science, engineering, and quantitative analysis
  • 3+ Years of experience in product validation and testing
  • Experience with requirements and data analysis in a product development environment
  • Experience with quantitative software preferred, including any of the following (or similar):
    • MATLAB
    • Minitab
    • R/S-Plus
    • Python/Numpy
  • Advanced user of Excel (Visual Basic scripting abilities is a plus)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
 
Skills/Abilities:
  • Can articulate underlying customer needs and prioritize activities
  • Has a sense of ownership and steps up without being asked to lead and resolve issues
  • Positive, Can-do attitude and Self-starter
  • Ability to be calm and composed under pressure, challenge with reasons where necessary
  • Organized
  • Relay complex information in simple ways
 
Preferred Capabilities:
  • Experience with requirements tracking software (such as DOORS)
  • Knowledge of battery technologies, especially lithium ion and/or Battery Management system is a plus
  • Experience at an automotive OEM or tier 1 automotive supplier
  • Experience with product compliance testing (UN, UL, IEC, GBT, etc)

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