The Sr. Battery Engineer is responsible for driving all cell decisions and informing the designs and packaging of our advanced energy storage systems. As a Sr. Battery Engineer at Beta Technologies you will work in a small team environment to refine our test processes and develop a robust testing regimen to allow us to rapidly evaluate new cell technologies against our key parameters for both flight missions and certification. You will use your past knowledge and understanding of cell electrochemistry and battery cell mechanical design to develop a deep understanding of cell degradation and failure mechanisms to inform the development of battery packs, modules and battery management systems. You aren’t afraid to dig into failed battery modules or dissect cells to drive a deep understanding of one of the most critical components of our aircraft. You will interface directly with suppliers, help form new relationships and assist our global supply chain team as we build new partnerships. You will be challenged every day and probably have a lot of fun.
Develop robust cell testing regiment to efficiently develop a thorough understanding of potential new battery cell technology
Work closely with our test team, design teams and battery management system software/algorithms team to help drive critical decisions and resolve challenges
Maintain an organized database of cell test data to support certification efforts
Coordinate external testing as needed
Interface with suppliers and help build critical battery cell partnerships
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with both internal & external customers
High energy, self-motived, organized and detail-oriented
MS degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or other Engineering degree with associate battery cell experience from an accredited University.
Minimum 5 years experience in hands-on testing and characterization of lithium-ion batteries
Experience with data analysis tools such as Python
Strong interest in developing and shaping a fast-paced program to support the development of safe, high energy density aircraft energy storage systems
Experience working through certification of a product a plus – FAA certification experience preferred
Self-starter that is well organized, disciplined, team player and well versed in the structural analysis.
Good team, communication and leadership skills required.
Google G -Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; slack, application lifecycle
BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.
All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.