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Battery Cell Engineer

Company: Volvo Car Corporation
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We're creating our own future. So are you.At Volvo Cars, we have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales & customer experience. Were developing new technologies to lead in safety, autonomous driving, and electrification. If you want to grow together with talented people who are creating a new automotive future, we have a job for you!What do we offer?Volvo Cars aim for 50% of global sales to be pure electric by 2025 and by the same time have 1 million electrified cars on the road. The battery technology continuously undergoes rapid and frequent changes. Mastering the batteries by having the cell technology competence is one of the main keys for a successful electrification of our vehicles. We are now in the beginning of this very exciting journey.At Traction Battery System, we are passionate! The section is responsible for developing the high voltage battery systems. We are the core competence center in Northern Europe in regard to Li-ion technology and automotive battery systems.We are now looking for someone to expand our Battery Cell team globally! As the first Battery Cell Engineer you will have close supplier communication, ensuring the most optimal cell design meeting performance, life, safety, quality, and project timing.We are responsible for future cell strategies and to support cell suppliers and material companies to develop cells tailored for Volvo Cars attribute requirements. The team is also responsible for the battery usage strategies to make sure we have a reliable battery performance & durability in our electrified vehicles. We have the cell chemistry competence to support performance and life model development, performance, life testing, and the system safety team with cell safety knowledge.We are working in an agile setup according to the scaled agile framework (SAFe) in agile teams with a common team backlog and technology roadmap. You will be situated in our Sunnyvale, California office, but belong to the "Battery Cell" team at Volvo Cars headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, led by the Product Owner and Manager for Battery Cell & Module team and secure deliveries according to planned team backlog.We are open to providing relocation assistance as well as sponsorship on a case-by-case basis.What youll doYou will be responsible for battery cell introductions in our vehicles ensuring a design fulfilling performance, life requirements, quality, safety, and costYou will, with support from of our Senior Cell Engineers, be the main contact to our cell suppliers and work in close cooperation with the calibration, CAE, testing, module, and system teamYou will be a part of developing usage strategies based on identified aging mechanisms, life test data, customer analysis, and field dataYou will also lead the verification of battery cells ensuring the cell design and attribute fulfillmentYou will work to improve the quality of the battery system by bringing a state-of-the art technologies and experience to the teamYou will support the project in all cell, battery usage and durability related discussionsDo you fit the profile?You have a masters degree in chemistry, material science or equivalentYou possess strong knowledge of Li-ion battery design technologyIdeally, you have documented experience from the battery suppliers/OEMs and/or experience from automotive industryYou have high integrity, professionalism and are very adaptableYou need to possess strong analytical skills and have a problem-solving approach throughout the working processYou are comfortable taking the leadYou are a reliable team player with excellent communication skills who enjoys working in a diverse teamYou have a positive mindset and are self-motivated and interested in taking initiativesYou are fluent in English (written and spoken)Who are we?Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales.In the spirit of a human-centric environment, we strongly believe in the well-being of our employees as well as their families. There are generous health and wellness programs that begin day-one with the company as well as a wide variety of other benefit programs including a comprehensive 401(k), potential for retention & company bonuses, and an opportunity to be a brand ambassador through our car incentive programs! Furthermore, in an effort to build the workday around our employees, we also offer remote flexibility working options.Nevertheless, today were expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and were on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars journey into the future.

Keywords: Volvo Car Corporation, Sunnyvale , Battery Cell Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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