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Senior Battery Management System Engineer


The Power Electronics and Battery division is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing the electrical power and energy components in the Hyperloop system. These components include variable frequency drives for propulsion and levitation, energy storage systems, power distribution systems, and the associated control algorithms. We are seeking candidates to lead battery management systems (BMS) development at our Los Angeles facility for one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth.

As the Senior Battery Management System (BMS) Engineer, you will:

  • Develop mission and safety-critical BMS embedded control functions such as battery state estimation, fault detection, balancing control, temperature control, and charging control, using model-based control development
  • Develop and integrate battery component level models into system level to achieve high fidelity simulation.
  • Perform BMS functional unit tests and integration tests at various levels. Perform BMS function verification following EN 50128 standard
  • Develop BMS hardware systems (including working with internal and external parties to complete BMS) as well as sensor selection and PCBs
  • Perform FMEA for BMS hardware and software, include safety critical features
  • Support test and development team on HIL test system definition and vendor discussion

You are:
  • Team oriented: you are comfortable and energized by working in a team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets. You welcome constructive feedback and different perspectives. You desire to truly understand the goals and needs of your teammates.
  • A learner: you’re always eager to learn new skills; faced with a new challenge, you apply considerable research skills and diligence to figure it out, though you’re humble enough to ask for help when needed.
  • Dynamic and creative: you thrive in a fast-paced environment where several interdependent technologies are being developed simultaneously. You welcome the challenge of generating ideas and performing analysis based on inputs and requirements that are subject to change.

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in design and development of battery management system algorithms and software
  • Experience with model-based control development using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with creating test benches to perform unit testing and documentation of embedded control functions
  • Experience with programming embedded systems
  • Experience with hardware-in-loop real-time simulation systems
  • Hands-on experience with battery systems control and charge/discharge operations

  • Familiar with safety critical software development standards, such as EN 50128
  • Experience with large battery pack (> 50 kWh) battery management system development
  • Proficiency in C/C++
  • Familiar with requirements analysis and development
  • Familiar with failure and hazard analysis

Job Number: 1910102870
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/13/2019
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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