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Battery Systems Engineer
San jose, California - United States
Posted Date - 08/23/17
Primary Skills
Battery,Application Engineer,Systems Engineer

Battery Systems Engineer

Location:  San Jose California

Attractive Salary based on skill/experience
Full time direct hire with large multinational corporation
Full benefits
Healthcare with no monthly copay !
401K match
Tuition reimbursement
Relocation Assistance


Job Summary:

Client offers battery products for all the different sectors of this energy storage stationary market - residential, commercial & industrial, grid-scale, and UPS, and in all scales, namely, kW/kWh to multi-MW/MWh. Client currently has deployments of over 3 GWh with a diverse and large customer base including project developers, utilities, energy service providers, data center and home owners.

The battery systems engineer is expected to contribute in a diverse set of areas: application engineering, take technical responsibility for customer accounts including those in the multi-million dollar range and perform product definition of next generation batteries. The successful candidate must have a strong background in system engineering and it is expected that he/she will continue to develop expertise in batteries, power electronics, power systems, thermal management and software. This position offers the opportunity to work with and be responsible for the accounts of leading renewable energy, utility and high-tech companies. The ideal candidate must be independent, flexible, have an appetite for learning and contributing in a broad range of topics, eager to take on roles with increasing responsibility, and be able to work in a small US-based team of engineers within a large global organization.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work closely with other teams of Client including those in the US and Overseas. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform optimal battery sizing using battery performance, thermal and aging models. This includes analyzing customer load profiles and tailoring the sizing for the particular profile.
  • Perform the role of a technical customer account manager. Customer accounts typically range from the several hundred thousand to multi-million dollars, and are in all ESS markets. In this role, the successful candidate will need to understand customer requirements and objectives, generate technical designs and proposals, and answer customer questions. In-depth understanding of Client’s electrical, mechanical and software sub-systems and how Client’s batteries are integrated into ESS products is required.
  • Develop expertise on local codes & standards at battery and system level (e.g. NFPA 70, UL 9540), and understand their impact on products (existing and future).
  • Be a technical lead with assigned equipment partners/suppliers, such as enclosure system providers and power electronics manufacturers.
  • Define next generation technical product requirements based on customer interactions, local codes and standards, competitor analysis and trends in ESS components such as power electronics, thermal management and enclosures.
  • Perform analysis of field issues, and develop solutions for them in conjunction with technical specialists overseas.


  • Experience and know-how in modeling and simulations.
  • Experience in software such as Matlab or similar and languages such as C or similar is expected.
  • Strong systems background with know-how in electrical, thermal and software domains. Good hands-on experience such as in a laboratory environment is required.
  • Knowledge of energy technologies such as photovoltaics, wind, fuel cells and batteries is required. Know-how in lithium-ion batteries is preferred.
  • Experience in the energy industry and of engaging with electric utilities, project developers and technical consultants would be highly desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, and presentation.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering preferred) + 3 years professional experience or a Master’s degree in a technical discipline (Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering preferred) is required.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Professional, highly motivated individual with a strong results-oriented work ethic. A strong team player who thrives in a role that requires significant individual contributions and depends on the successful collaboration between North America and Overseas-based team members.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a minimum of supervision.
  • Eager to learn and contribute in a diverse set of topics; must be flexible in terms of tasks assigned.
  • Comfortable working beyond normal office hours as required to meet customer expectations; an ability to travel throughout the assigned territory (approx. 20%) with occasional visits Overseas.


  • Job Code
    JPC – 150
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Required Documents