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Battery Test Development Engineer

Sila Nanotechnologies
Alameda, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world's transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

You're an engineer excited to create innovative and scalable battery testing solutions. You keep an open mind, know when to be practical, and love seeing others benefit from your work. As a Test Development Engineer on Sila's Battery Capabilities & Modeling team, you'll deliver safe, powerful, and accessible systems that accelerate battery R&D by building shared understanding and revealing new insights that unlock higher performance. You'll work closely with experienced battery scientists and engineers across multiple teams to understand their priorities, translate those into clear requirements, and work with internal and external collaborators to provide streamlined best-in-the-world testing systems. Your projects will include work at the battery component, electrode, and cell levels and fuel progress from early research to deployment at cell manufacturers.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Identify battery test system priorities and specify requirements in collaboration with teammates
  • Develop, test, document, and release new hardware, software, and protocols to support experimentation throughout the company
  • Train and educate teammates on the operation of these systems and interpretation of the data they generate
  • Improve data organization and accessibility
  • Invest in our values and vision and champion them as we grow
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Experience delivering physical and electrical testing solutions for complex devices; lithium-ion battery experience is a plus
  • Collaborative approach, with strong listening and communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Familiarity with best practices and tools for working with large data sets; database and coding/scripting experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with statistics and test/measurement concepts, e.g. accuracy vs. precision
  • At least a B.S. in engineering or physical science and 2 years of hands-on industry experience
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and safety shoes
  • Move long distances (such as from building to building)
Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

Sila Nanotechnologies


Alameda, CA



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