POSITION: Manager, Battery Systems

WORKSITE: Milpitas, CA
POSITION: Manager, Battery Systems
REPORTING TO: Drive System Development Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manager will utilize extensive experience in battery systems for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, automotive electrical requirements, and automotive validation processes to develop a line of battery systems for medium to high volume application in electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure high technical quality of the products at competitive cost
  • Develop and review program contracts, budgets, statements of work, technical proposals, specifications, and negotiate final contracts with customers
  • Interface directly with customers to develop new business, resolve issues on existing programs, and to network for future business opportunities
  • Develop a vision for future projects, products, and applications to help provide a competitive advantage and remain vigilant for intellectual property (IP) opportunities
  • Develop and review program contracts, budgets, statements of work, technical proposals, specifications, and negotiate final contracts with customers
  • Champion low cost solutions
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, focus, and improve processes

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Deep knowledge, understanding, and hands-on experience with advanced lithium battery systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Direct experience developing specifications to optimize EV/HEV performance.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to troubleshoot battery system issues
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency in CAN 2B communications and OBD
  • In depth knowledge of hybrid vehicle technologies, vehicle engineering, development and validation processes (APQP processes)
  • Understanding of operations, manufacturing, procurement and quality processes
  • Expertise in high voltage systems and safety
  • Ability to lead, direct and empower vehicle project teams in development, review and execution of technical objectives to meet program cost, timing and requirements
  • Lead in development and presentation of internal and customer technical/technology reviews, proposals and meetings
  • Excellent problem resolution skills
  • Strong team leadership and execution of program objectives to meet program cost, timing and technical requirements
  • Planning, budgeting, program resource allocation, problem solving, and negotiation skills
  • Thorough knowledge of TS 16949, ISO14001, ISO26262 and SPICE processes
  • Strong negotiator of contract terms including price, quality, delivery, warranty, etc.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Required: BSME/EE. Highly Preferred: MSME/EE (or PHD)
  • 10 years of experience in automotive engineering including a minimum of 5 years in high voltage battery systems
  • 5 years of experience in engineering project leadership and management

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
The position is expected to have limited travel to visit current and potential suppliers and customers, both domestic and international. The position is expected to access, enter, and retrieve data by using a computer terminal. The position is expected to require hands-on management/use of laboratory test and production equipment. Some lifting of test equipment and battery modules will be required.

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