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Staff Battery Test Engineer, Cell



Quality Assurance
San Leandro, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023

The Senior Manager of Battery Test Engineering will lead a team working on the development of electrodes and cells. The position requires the application of electrochemistry and materials science to lead, design experiments, generate data, and produce results that will inform the materials R&D strategy of the company.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for making an impact in our sustainable energy future and who will thrive in a rapidly evolving, close-knit, and dynamic early-stage startup environment. The ideal candidate will think independently, be unafraid to take on major responsibilities, and perform all tasks with diligence and care.

Join us in building the future of energy.


Cuberg is commercializing next-generation battery technology to power the future of electric mobility. The company was acquired in 2021 by Northvolt, a global supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. As Northvolt's Advanced Technology Center operating in Silicon Valley, Cuberg is developing and commercializing lithium metal batteries, building an innovation ecosystem around lithium-ion technology, and leveraging Northvolt's state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to rapidly scale up production of advanced batteries.


  • Utilize existing test equipment to test next generation lithium metal batteries
  • Develop and execute testing plans and DOEs to optimize the use of internal resources and maximize learning for R&D teams and customers
  • Translate customer and R&D requirements into testing plans and protocols
  • Scope, design, and develop custom testing environments and fixtures
  • Procure and commission new test equipment as needed
  • Analyze experimental data and build comprehensive reports and presentations for materials R&D team
  • Develop automated data processing and analysis tools
  • Track, study, and provide reports on failed test experiments
  • Drive safety improvements through software and equipment modifications
  • B.S. in engineering discipline with 5+ years’ prior experience or equivalent in relevant experience
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • 6+ years lab experience,
  • 2+ years experience with battery testing
  • Experience leading projects and mentoring engineers
  • Ability to work with complex data sets and work with a variety of data analysis tools (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Origin, etc.).
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • Strong experience developing/following SOPs and designing experiments
  • Working knowledge of battery testing best practices, equipment, and safety practices
  • Materials R&D experience is a plus

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including generous stock options, to help you and your family build a healthy and secure future.

The San Francisco / Bay Area salary range for this full-time position is $180K - $250K TCC + equity + benefits.

  • Group health benefits that provide strong support for employee well-being and preventative care, including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and flexible savings account plans
  • A retirement program that helps build future financial security through both traditional and Roth 401(k) options with employer matching
  • Generous paid time off plans to renew and refresh through vacation, personal leave, holidays, and parental leave