Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Xerotech is a start-up founded in 2015, based in Claregalway, just outside of Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland. Xerotech designs and manufactures next-generation thermally managed lithium-ion battery systems for automotive, industrial, marine, aerospace and defence applications. The company has 8 patents related to its Xerotherm® thermally managed battery pack architecture which offers an order of magnitude improvement over the current state-of-the-art in cylindrical-cell based pack temperature control enabling faster charging, longer lifetimes and higher sustained power. Xerotech offers OEM solutions via its Tier 1, IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing partner.

Xerotech is at the forefront of electrification and is actively engaged in projects with some of the worlds leading electric vehicle manufacturers. It is the only company in Ireland engaged in hands-on hardware development of advanced powertrain and battery system technology. Xerotech has recently completed one of the largest Irish seed investment rounds in 2019. This recent investment is fueling the rapid expansion of the company and construction of Xerotechs new 10,000 sq. ft R&D centre in Claregalway. Description We are looking for an experienced embedded controls engineer to lead the design group for next-generation battery management systems for high-voltage high-performance, safety-critical battery systems. Responsibilities Schematic capture and PCB layout design for mixed signal boards (Cadence, Altium, Eagle etc.).

Electronics hardware design through schematic capture and PCB layout. Debug electronic hardware and perform root cause analysis of concept and prototype designs. Hands-on test and development of new embedded hardware Manage the certification and approval of hardware designs. Plan and perform signal integrity tests and qualification tests on new product hardware releases. Create schematic symbols and component footprints Create BOM of electronic components and assemblies, including component specifications; Create bare board specifications for fabrication Create PCB assembly manufacturing files such as PCB gerber, Pick and Place, component assembly Provide expertise and support on planning of EMC tests Qualifications Minimum 6+ years overall experience in battery control systems Automotive experience highly desired Experienced in design of mixed signal circuits and high power circuits Knowledge of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Safety Standards and Requirements is preferred Familiar with automotive/industrial safety related design requirements Strong electronic engineering fundamentals in electronic circuit design/development with microcontroller-based embedded systems High familiarity with bench test equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, logic analysersetc) is essential. Expertise with MATLAB/Simulink Experience with battery modelling, estimation, and control methods Experience with controls-oriented battery models (e.g. equivalent circuit models such as OCV-R-RC, reduced order electrochemical models such as SPM/SPMe, and thermal models) for estimation and control Experience with real-time embedded systems is a plus Experience with digital control (power supplies, chargers, motor drivesetc) is a plus. Working experience interfacing with mechanical, electrical, electrochemical, and thermal systems Model-based estimation and control algorithm design, implementation, calibration, code optimization, and experimental validation experience specific to lithium ion batteries Good understanding of battery behaviour from beginning of life through end of life Hands-on experience with HIL systems and battery testers is a plus Experience supporting and leading technical efforts Excellent communication skills and team-working tendencies

Benefits: Bonus scheme Flexible working hours On-site parking Company events & social hours Casual dress Wellness programmes Private medical/dental insurance Work from home opportunities Life insurance

Job Category: Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ireland

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