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Senior Cell Engineer

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


What do we offer?

Volvo Cars aim for 50% of global sales to be pure electric by 2025 and by the same time have 1 million electrified cars on the road. The battery technology continuously undergoes rapid and frequent changes. Mastering the batteries by having the cell technology competence is one of the main keys for a successful electrification of our vehicles. We are now in the beginning of this very exciting journey.


At Traction Battery System, we are passionate! The section is responsible for developing the high voltage battery systems. We are the core competence centre in Northern Europe in regard to Li-ion technology and automotive battery systems.


We are now looking for someone to expand our Battery Cell team globally! As Senior Cell Engineer you will be the front figure towards the supplier, ensuring the most optimal cell design meeting performance, life, safety, quality and project timing.


We are responsible for future cell strategies and to support cell suppliers and material companies to develop cells tailored for Volvo Cars attribute requirements. The team is also responsible for the battery usage strategies to make sure we have a reliable battery performance & durability in our electrified vehicles. We have the cell chemistry competence to support performance and life model development, performance and life testing and the system safety team with cell safety knowledge.


What you’ll do

  • You will be responsible for battery cell introductions in our vehicles ensuring a design fulfilling performance, life requirements, quality, safety and cost
  • You will be the main contact to our cell suppliers and work in close cooperation with the calibration, CAE, testing, module and system team
  • You will develop usage strategies based on identified ageing mechanisms, life test data, customer analysis and field data
  • You will also lead the verification of battery cells ensuring the cell design and attribute fulfilment
  • You will work to improve the quality of the battery system by bringing a state-of the art technologies and experience to the team
  • You will support the project in all cell, battery usage and durability related discussions


Do you fit the profile?

  • You have at least a master’s degree in chemistry, material science or equivalent
  • You possess strong knowledge of Li-ion battery design technology with at least 2 years’ experience from cell production
  • You have experience as the main contact person for the battery suppliers/OEMs and/or experience from automotive industry is beneficial
  • You have high integrity, professionalism, you are open to share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues and you are very adaptable
  • You need to possess strong analytical skills and have a problem-solving approach throughout the working process
  • You have worked in developing projects and you are comfortable taking the lead
  • You are a reliable team player with excellent communication skills
  • You have a positive mind-set and are self-motivated
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken) and hold a valid driver's license



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.


Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  47128
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