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Battery Product Development Engineering Manager

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Product
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024
Natron Energy is seeking a Battery Product Development (PD) Engineering Manager to lead the development of Natron’s proprietary Sodium Ion Battery Packs and Power Electronics. As the Pack PD leader, you will be responsible for the electromechanical design of Natron’s battery packs and accompanying power electronics. Your team will be responsible for the design release of highly cost-optimized, manufacturable battery packs and power electronics. You will thrive in a fast-paced environment and play a lead role in the development of your team’s capabilities.
You will partner closely with Electrical Engineering on the packaging and layout of key electronics, Cell Engineering on the specification of the Natron’s own proprietary cell, System Engineering in the development of robust requirements, Reliability and Test on the validation of the product, Supply Chain in the optimization of sourcing, and Manufacturing as we introduce our first-generation product into series production. Your team will be instrumental in the development of a high cost-optimized, manufacturable energy storage.

Experience and Skills

  • Communication skills: you will report to the VP of Product Engineering, and be expected to provide clear communications to leadership about your teams progress. You will need to be a strong cross-functional partner that can fulfill their deliverables.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills: experience mentoring and managing engineers as they grow their skillsets and enhance their impact on the team.
  • Knowledge leader in electromechanical product design for series production: PLM, change control and design release best practice, GD&T and tolerancing analysis, DFMEA, identification of critical-to-quality characteristics, design for manufacturability and assembly, process capability optimizations, control plans, and value engineering.
  • Direct experience in the development of high voltage (300 – 800 V) electromechanical systems, including creepage and clearance, CTI, cost-optimized packaging, harness design and routing, laser welding, thermal analysis, and PCBA mechanical packaging.
  • Familiarity with common manufacturing methods including stamping, bending, casting, injection molding, etc.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, in engineering, preferably mechanical, electrical, or related field.
  • Over 5 years of experience in electromechanical product design with at least 3 years of that experience being in a leadership role.

Logistics

  • This is a regular, full time position.
  • Employee must work on-site in Santa Clara, CA.

Compensation/Pay Transparency

  • Disclaimer: The actual salary of a successful applicant may vary from posted ranges based on the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, internal equity and alignment with market data, and other legitimate business reasons, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable immigration law prevailing wages.
  • In addition, Natron Energy has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan with Match, Life Insurance, Parental Leave Benefits, Discretionary Time Off (DTO) and Paid Time Off (PTO) for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees respectively, and 11 paid holidays.
  • The salary range for this position is a minimum of $153,000 and a maximum of $180,000.
About Us:
Natron Energy (natron.energy) is the future of energy storage. Our battery products solve operations performance and reliability problems for the world’s biggest electricity customers. Our initial products target markets exceeding twenty-five billion dollars including data centers, oil & gas, EV fast charging, and commercial aviation. We have additional products in development for larger markets including commercial and residential grid storage. Our products are based on sodium-ion cells containing Prussian blue electrodes that deliver unique power, cycle life, and safety: full discharge and recharge in just minutes all from a nonflammable, fault-tolerant system.
Unsolicited Resume Policy
Natron Energy, Inc. (“Natron Energy” or the “Company”) does not accept unsolicited resumes from professional recruiters, third-party recruiting or staffing agencies, placement services, or any other source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes, including partial resumes, candidate profiles, and candidate details or information, sent to Natron Energy or its personnel will be treated as public information provided free of any charges or fees.
Natron Energy will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume, unless in connection with a written agreement with the Company then in effect. Such agreement must be pre-approved by Natron Energy and executed by an authorized representative of the Company. Natron Energy specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of an authorized representative of the Company.
Natron Energy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: jobs@natron.energy