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Director of Connected Batteries - Battery Systems

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt Battery Systems is hiring a Director of Connected Batteries to lead our BMS and Connected Battery group and join our passionate team in Stockholm.

Battery Systems is a business area witin Northvolt that builds complete battery systems; modules, packs and software solutions. As the Director of Connected Batteries, you will lead the efforts to build our world-class Battery Management System (BMS), connectivity/IoT solution and work with our central AI/ML team to develop a analytic solution to dynamically govern all battery functions.

We believe you have previous experience from designing and building complete architectures for BMS systems, data collection and analytics solution, IoT and connectivity protocols as well as interfaces to vehicle management systems and other M2M environments. You will manage a team of software engineers and hardware designers as well as external partner companies and suppliers to build and maintain a full stack of embedded to UI software components.

As the thought-leader and visionary of the team you will also be part of making strategic decisions and set the agenda for tomorrow's connected batteries and hybrid energy control systems. Ar part of this work, your understanding of the future of data analytics will be a great asset.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full-time employment, fixed salary.

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Skills & Requirements

Key responsibilities:

  • Directs the overall application of a single-discipline engineering function in the design, development, subsystems through the product life cycle.
  • Determine Battery Management System design strategy to support multiple lithium-ion cell chemistries and hybrid module battery packs
  • Develop design documentation including design capability, circuit analysis, interface resources for software, safety-critical design, design requirement traceability.
  • Planning and project management skills for multiple change efforts.
  • Build and manage a team of engineers needed to achieve system goals considering cost and timing.
  • Evaluates customer needs and aligns requirements with identified customer expectations.
  • May fill the role of a global technical functional excellence leader.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Master of Embedded Engineering/Electronic Engineering, software engineering, computer science or equivalent.
  • +7 years of career working related software projects, preferably BMS
  • Understanding of PCB and HW/SW system design
  • Extensive relevant work experience required, including leadership of a medium-size technical group, and experience with strategy, managing, and budgets.
  • Proven ability to identify and prioritize areas for product development by analyzing customer requirements and feedback, as well as industry trends.
  • Direct managing experience complex Electrical, Mechanical and Firmware/embedded systems. Significant customer facing experience in lithium-ion battery field required.
  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience with lithium-ion batteries and/or Battery Management System is highly preferred.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Oscar Fors | Hiring Manager

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