Sr. Staff Cell Engineer

May 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:$173,700k
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Position Overview

As a Senior Staff Battery Cell Engineer on the Cell Engineering team, you will lead technical projects to understand the limits of Proterra's cell technology to ensure that lifetime and performance requirements are met. This position will guide and contribute to all technical facets of the Cell Engineering team.

About the Role – You will:

· Drive decisions for cell selection and usage limits based on test and project results.

· Devise cell requirements based on system and vehicle level requirements.

· Lead projects within the different competencies of the Cell Engineering team (Test, Data, Modeling, Algorithms).

· Mentor technical members of the Cell Engineering team.

· Collaborate with cell suppliers to evaluate cell technology that meet Proterra's requirements.

· Stay up to date with the latest literature in cell technology and share findings/learnings with the team.

About Our Group:

· This role is part of the larger Battery Technology Team. The Battery Technology Team's work is guided by our team values:

o Purpose: We work towards a sustainable future for all by leading battery technology development and enabling electrification in every sector of transportation.

o Initiative: We encourage taking ownership to find creative solutions to challenges. We're not afraid to fail.

o Humility: We recognize when we're not the expert, ask for help when needed, and change our minds when we get new information.

o Critical Thinking: We are both creative and analytical. We break problems down to the fundamentals and question assumptions.

o Intellectual Challenge: We are continuously learning and growing so that we can strategically tackle hard problems that push the industry forward.

o Community & Diversity: We actively work to build a supportive space where people from diverse backgrounds can bring their whole selves to work, connect meaningfully, and grow both as individuals and as a group.

o Kindness: We're more productive when we treat each other with empathy and respect. We support each other and offer meaningful help.

o Fun: We purposefully create outlets to take breaks and have fun. We believe we should be inspired by our jobs and each other.

· You will report to the Manager of Cell Engineering and collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame.

About You:

· Proactive

· Able to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization

· Customer-focused attitude

· Able to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity

· Detail-oriented, resourceful, and diligent

· Flexible and open to change

· Demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving skills including challenging assumptions

· Able to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities simultaneously

· Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

Your Experience Includes:

· 12+ years of relevant experience in lithium ion battery technology.

· BS/MS in an engineering field or equivalent experience.

· Demonstrated success in spearheading cell engineering projects and resolving critical technical problems.

· Deep understanding of electrochemistry and lithium-ion cell behavior.

· Strong understanding of cell design.

· Experience with Matlab/Simulink.

· Experience in writing code to analyze large data sets.

· Experience with dynamic modeling, Kalman filtering, and state estimator design.

· Experience with cell modeling (equivalent circuit and/or electrochemical).

· Strong communication and project/task management skills.

Compensation Range: $173,700k/yr - $193,000k/yr + Benefits

Travel: 0 - 15%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

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