Senior Electrical Engineer

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12-31-2018
Senior Electrical Engineer
 
Company
We are a small team of passionate people committed to helping the world transition to
renewable energy with technology. We are developing a new class of ultra-low cost, long
duration energy storage systems to make renewable energy available even when the sun sets,
or the wind stops blowing. Our technology has the potential to transform the electric grid by
making renewable energy dispatchable year-round. The company’s core technology was
invented at one of the best universities in North America and is supported by category leading
investors including Breakthrough Energy
 
Our team members are active learners who like working on tough technology problems that can only be solved with a combination of technical innovation and hard work. We are looking for world-class people to help us win.
 
Position Description
This is an opportunity to have a direct and daily impact in an exciting energy technology
startup. The ideal candidate will have a background in the development of complex electrical
systems with specific experience in specification, design & prototyping. You will work closely with
a cross-functional team of chemical, materials, and mechanical engineers to design, prototype,
and test long-duration storage systems.
 
Details of the Position
● Scope and complete engineering trade-off studies around the core power conversion
systems to find the most economical paths from cells to grid interconnect.
● Build and test prototype long-duration energy storage systems, as part of a small
cross-functional team. Iterate rapidly on design, build, test, feedback loops.
● Create equivalent circuit-level models of cells and systems and perform design
optimization in simulation environments such as Simulink Simscape or comparable.
● Define requirements for power systems components and corresponding vendor and
component selection and validation plans.
● Execute validation testing on power systems components.
 
Qualifications
● BS required MS preferred in Electrical Engineering or similar field
● 5-7 years of experience in power converter (DC/DC, DC/AC, & AC/DC) design and
validation
● Prior experience in Energy Storage, Battery Systems, Renewable Energy, Utility, and other
related industry experience a plus
● Direct experience in product development within an early stage environment
 
Characteristics
● Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills a must!
● Hands-on approach to engineering problem solving
● Flexible working style: Can “wear many hats” and jump quickly between projects
● Able to work well in cross-disciplinary project teams and deliver results
● Enjoys the fast paced, results driven environment of a startup
● Experience with simulation and analysis tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, etc.
 

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