Sr Manager, Battery Programs

Newark, CA /
Hardware Engineering – Battery Lab & Algorithms /
/ On-site
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We are currently seeking a Sr Manager, Battery Programs, to join the Battery Programs team. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of excellence and managerial achievement leading project managers and other stakeholders.  The candidate is an accomplished program/project manager and/or systems engineer of high voltage battery products, with strong organizational capabilities and the ability to influence and coordinate with talented engineering teams and stakeholders, for a seamless technical program development. The candidate communicates effectively to ensure each individual team member remains aware of the most relevant program milestones, and deliveries expectations placed by the vehicle program team. Critical issues are promptly identified and brought up to senior management alongside a concise action plan. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for efficient progression within a fast-paced and complex work environment.

The Role:

    • Manage the engineering development process for high voltage battery products, bringing together a cross-functional engineering team including battery systems, mechanical & electrical hardware, embedded software, prototype build, test & validation and manufacturing engineering
    • Develop and maintain the product development timeline and resource requirements
    • Drive the engineering activities at the high voltage battery product level in accordance with the development timeline, including requirements definition, supplier selection, design release, prototyping, engineering testing, process development, DV & PV testing, APQP, etc.
    • Drive key decisions (technical, project timing, supplier decisions, change management, etc.) that impact system delivery
    • Take ownership and drive resolution of any blockers to successful delivery of the product, including:
    • Technical issues during development or series production - work with responsible engineers to define and drive actions to resolve, monitor and report status to management teams
    • Supplier issues - monitor and escalate appropriately with supply chain and engineering teams to resolve
    • Organizational issues - identify gaps in resources, processes or roles/responsibilities and escalate appropriately with management teams
    • Manufacturing issues that require engineering support – respond to requests for support and escalate appropriately with manufacturing teams and engineering teams to resolve
    • Develop and maintain the high voltage battery roadmap (including variants, product improvements, supplier changes, etc) and impacts on technical specifications, validation testing, manufacturing, cost, etc.
    • Define and implement new processes to enable more efficient delivery of engineering projects


    • 8+ years of relevant work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Strong understanding and experience of automotive engineering product development, from concept to series production
    • Experience with high voltage battery systems and electric vehicles
    • Strong technical understanding of the fundamentals of high voltage battery systems
    • Systems approach to engineering product development, including demonstrated ability to bring together teams from different engineering disciplines
    • Experience building, developing, and managing highly effective program management tools and processes.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with ability to work in a high-pace highly complex cross-functional environment.
    • Excellent organization and delegation skills with ability to own the product roadmap and schedule with a track record of delivering projects on-time.
    • Ability to inspire confidence to the executive members as well as the engineering project teams.
    • Ability to quickly comprehend complex problems and effectively facilitate the team to a decision and coordinate the action plan.
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to drive decisions using data and metrics
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Goal-oriented self-starter and motivator with experience manager other levels of technical project managers
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