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Sr. Battery Cell R&D Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Atherton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:
Sr. Battery Cell R&D Engineer is responsible for assisting in gaining the knowledge on the characteristics of battery cells from different sources. This role collaborates closely with algorithm engineers to support developing sophisticated and highly precise control models in BMS; as well as, supporting our battery certification engineers and battery R&D lab members to develop concrete testing and evaluation battery certification programs.

What you can do:

Develop and implement validation and qualification programs for various battery cell technologies including modeling/simulation approaches to reducing execution time of these programs

Design experiments for root cause analysis and conduct failure analysis of cells from in-house testing programs, from battery suppliers, as well as field returns

Work with algorithm team to develop and execute program for the extraction of battery cell parameters supporting the development of BMS algorithms and simulations

Work with our safety and compliance team to develop and execute aviation qualification program

Provide support with manufacturing line assessment at cell supplier's site

May require up to 20% of domestic and international travels

Additional tasks as assigned

What you can contribute:

Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, material science/engineering, physics, chemistry, or related engineering fields

A minimum of 5-8 years industrial experience in battery cell development, and/or battery cell characterization including abuse testing (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

Extensive knowledge of fundamentals of rechargeable battery and battery cell technology development

Strong background in test development and test equipment in battery cell testing

Experience in identify cell degradation, failure analysis and root cause analysis of battery cell

Experience working with suppliers

Industrial experience in battery cell manufacture and end-of-line quality control

Excellent data analysis and statistical model development skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proactive delivery of communication and follow up

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Must have the ability to independently prioritize and meet deadlines

Self-motivated and driven personality

You may also be able to contribute:

Master's degree or PhD in chemical engineering, material science/engineering, physics, chemistry, or related engineering fields

Experience with using Python in data analysis

Understanding of aviation standard for battery

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, San Francisco , Sr. Battery Cell R&D Engineer, Engineering , Atherton, California

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