NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Senior Battery Design Engineer

Rochester, New York
Job Type


Reporting into the VP of Product Development, the Senior Battery Design Engineer plays a critical role in refining the cell designs for Sionic’s silicon anode & electrolyte innovations in next generation Li-ion battery cell platforms. You’ll work closely with the R & D team to optimize and adapt the technology to various cell formats, duty cycles, and requirements of customer targets and the associated manufacturing. The focus will include validation and design optimization with materials selection, electrode designs, and associated components for complete high performance balanced cell design.

This position and its efforts towards designing, executing, and implementing in-depth data analysis of E-chem experiments will have a strategic impact on the commercial rollout of Sionic’s silicon battery designs. The position is a rare opportunity to be at the forefront growing a startup into a flourishing business.

Key Responsibilities:

• Conduct materials, formulation, and design evaluations for new product versions or new generations of products, including active materials, additives, separator, and electrolytes
• Execute electrode & cell design optimizations to achieve customer/market requirements on performance, safety, reliability, and cost
• Run well-designed experiments based on DOE and Taguchi methodologies
• Test cells, analyze and summarize performance data, and use various electrochemical and materials analysis techniques to determine degradation mechanisms
• Perform FMEA and root cause analysis when necessary to achieve design and product goals
• Develop and validate component and assembly level specifications of electrochemical component materials and assemblies
• Work closely with R&D and manufacturing engineering to develop and document electrode and cell pilot processes, and support their transfer to production



• At least 5 years + of experience in Li-ion battery design, development and optimization including knowledge of balancing key materials, electrodes and components for optimal performance.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of cell lithium-ion battery materials, components, performance, impedance, cell testing/data analysis, and failure modes.
• Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field (Master’s or Ph.D. preferred)
• Familiarity with DOE, FMEA and Taguchi methodologies preferred
• Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to combine theory with empirical observation
• Ability to interact effectively with suppliers, partners, vendors, and colleagues
• Self-motivated, persistent, hands-on, and results-oriented
• Strong written and oral communication
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
• High degree of professionalism and maturity with good judgment



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