Lead Applications Engineer / Global Product Manager
Spear Power Systems is changing the way our world moves people and goods across land, sea, air, and space by designing and manufacturing safe, high performance battery systems. Our team members are creative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial partners in our success.
The Lead Applications Engineer / Global Product Manager plays a critical role as the primary technical interface for our customers. Cultivating strong relationships with sales, engineering, manufacturing they serve as the key technical advisor and product advocate responsible to deliver safe, reliable, and high performance solutions to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process.
This position blends strong technical skills with business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills. This hands-on role consists of surveying prospective opportunities and working with customers to define requirements, create high-level designs, and prepare proposals for custom battery systems. These solutions are delivered across all business verticals including marine, off highway, defense, and aerospace customers.
Your new role will:
Serve as an internal and external Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Spear’s battery solutions and customer applications
Lead product roadmap development across marine, off highway, defense, and aerospace vertical to maximize Spear, customer, and societal value creation
Lead proposals for battery systems emphasizing customer value propositions and Spear’s unique selling propositions (USPs)
Lead requirements definition for new internal research and development (R&D) projects and serve as the voice of the customer (VoC) throughout the product development process
Identify new energy storage technologies to increase Spear and customer value
Support battery system certification, integration, and commissioning, and training
Support business development via direct customer contacts, speaking at conferences, public policy engagement, and participating in industry working groups
Participate & lead cross functional teams to conduct Design Failure Mode Effects (and Criticality) Analyses (DFMEA), Root Cause Investigations, Functional Safety Hazard Analyses, and similar processes.
Spear is looking for:
Master’s degree in electrical engineering preferred
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, or similar technical field required
5 years of experience in lithium ion batteries or related field strongly preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead and develop distributed teams strongly preferred
Experience with simulation tools like Matlab/Simulink strongly preferred
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office tools required
Familiarity with task management tools like Atlassian Jira preferred
Language Requirements: English
Location: Brussels, Belgium; Bergen, Norway; or Kansas City, MO USA
Spear offers a fast paced, creative environment applying the latest technology to real world applications. We offer flexible work environments and hours where you are a key part of a diverse, global team. You are empowered to learn and take ownership of our solutions to build a safe, clean, and convenient future.
Spear Power Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.