- Master's degree
- Master of Science
- Electrical systems
- Microsoft Excel
- Root cause analysis
- Computer networking
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of prismatic, large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.
Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.
Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.
If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.
Position Title: Battery System Validation Engineer - Algorithm - P02869
Reports To: Manager of Software Development
Status: Regular Full-time
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Job Description Summary
The Battery System Validation Engineer will be responsible for the development and maintenance of system integration, validation in the high voltage lab, and the associated test plans, test cases, reports and activities. They will be at the forefront of customer and system level validation by defining algorithm validating test cases up front to assure SW and HW issues are surfaced prior to customer experience. The applications will range from heavy duty transit such as busses (300kwh), to larger applications such as ships (>= 4MWh). This engineer will be involved in development efforts for each release of the embedded software and will be a key member of an enthusiastic team to deliver high-quality, robust battery systems through collaboration and testing.
Develop and maintain system and algorithm validation materials, including:
System and Validation Test Plans and Test Cases
Test Automation where possible
Test Reports, Performance Analysis, etc…
Documentation to support ISO26262 and IEC 61508
Verify and Validate the battery system performance data portfolio.
Perform battery system in vehicle simulations using MATLAB and other tools such as excel.
Assist in the sizing of battery systems to the customer application needs of range, acceleration, and charging performance.
Design and procure high voltage / high current cable assemblies.
Support the root cause analysis and battery system testing at our in-house lab to address customer bug reports and findings.
Assist fellow BMS engineers in design of experiments, lab test setup, and execution; support bug/defect tracking and reporting activities.
Additional Support Responsibilities
Offer technical leadership and guidance while guiding projects to completion. Mentor junior engineers and interns in best engineer practices and XALT processes.
Manage customer specific test and validation activities to support project schedules and milestones.
Work with Program Managers to rigorously enforce Change Management discipline after Design Freeze to ensure battery system hardware / software reflects and complies with the appropriate revision levels of the product specifications.
Drive fast and thorough problem resolution through use of team-oriented problem solving tools, including 8D, Ishikawa, 5-Why, Is-IsNot techniques.
M.S. in one of the following: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Controls Engineering.
Minimum 5-7 years of experience in electric vehicle programs and/or other e-assist technologies. Battery and/or electric machine integration experience strongly desired.
Working knowledge of network based communication protocols including CAN (J1939) and respective development tools.
Understanding of Battery Management Systems, and relationships between controllable attributes, and battery life and performance.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills – position requires strong interaction in multi-functional team environment particularly in high-pressure situations (e.g., launch).
Strong English skills, both spoken and written.
Must be a self-starter who takes the initiative to find solutions to technical challenges.
Must demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency with creative problem solving methods.
Must have experience launching a major subsystem into production in relevant industry (Large battery or electromechanical subsystems is desired).
Travel approximately 10% of time. Interoffice travel between Midland and Auburn Hills offices as needed
Experience in testing complex electrical systems.
Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
Willingness to participate in teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or team member.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiate practices to promote continuous improvement.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.