Google Battery Engineer in Mountain View, California

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As a Battery Engineer, you'll contribute to the development of advanced battery cell technology, playing an integral role in design, development, and testing of new battery materials for prototype validation and analyzing results for further improvements. You will also assist senior engineers to scale-up and to establish optimum process parameters for advanced manufacturing processes.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

Responsibilities
  • Design qualification protocols and process SOP for battery materials and fabrication process. Formulate and optimize electrode compositions, internal cell design and processing steps for coin half cells andprototype Li-ion polymer cells.
  • Innovate, design and optimize electrode architectures for enhanced battery performance.
  • Analyze and understand physical, mechanical and electrochemical characteristics of battery cells, including but not limited to material, electrode formulations, rheology, electrode densification, and adhesion.
  • Document and perform battery testing experiments including EIS, rate-capability, internal-resistance, etc.
  • Make recommendations to senior engineers based on test results for improving electrode fabrication process and process scale-up.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Chemistry, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of industry experience in designing and testing Li-ion or lithium polymer batteries.
  • Experience in coin cell fabrication, electrode formulations, Li-ion cell process, and processing techniques for improving manufacturing process and cell performance.
  • Experience in coin cell or pouch cell assembly. Experience with electrochemical test stations such as Maccor and Arbin.

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Experience in cell testing and analyzing results from EIS, constant voltage (CV), galvanostatic, and potentiostatic techniques.
  • Experience with material characterization techniques (SEM, EDAX, XRD, TGA, DSC, XPS, etc).

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