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Battery Cell Development Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
 
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
 
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
 
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
 
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Battery Cell Development Engineer with practical experience in EV batteries and passion to advance battery cell technology. This position requires strong scientific background in electrochemistry, cell materials, or cell mechanical structure. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, and possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.


Role:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in batteries
  • Lead and support co-development of lithium-ion cell technology
  • Work internally and with external cell suppliers to advance battery cell chemistry, materials, and cell structure for superior battery performance
  • Innovate and drive lithium-ion battery materials development and characterization including cathode, anode, separator, and electrolyte
  • Conduct applied research in the field of batteries with focus on lithium-ion batteries
  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different lithium-ion batteries and communicate across diverse internal teams
  • Investigate and report the trends of energy storages devices and batteries in particular
  • Contribute to shaping the battery cell strategy for Lucid Motors
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary battery team and play a direct leading role in designing and running experiments as well as interpreting data

Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of the physics and fundamentals of batteries
  • Excellent problem solving and experimental design approach, driven by curiosity and attention to detail
  • Experience in battery cell development – product development in a relevant field is a plus
  • Experience working with external parties to drive battery material development, cell design optimization, and cell manufacturing processes
  • Comfortable with ambiguity – can quickly determine high-value work in a rapidly evolving environment and execute plans to push progress forward
  • A strong desire to drive adoption of next generation technology and create the very best product
  • Experience innovating on new and existing technologies by choosing appropriate tools and testing, analyzing and interpreting data, and using sound scientific judgement
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments – experience communicating with external parties and building strong new relationships is a plus
  • At least a B.S. in engineering or science and at least 5 years of industry experience (fewer for candidates with advanced degrees)
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Union City , Battery Cell Development Engineer, Other , Union City, California

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