Electrical Architect Batteries
Lightyear
Helmond
5 dagen geleden

What will you do

as an Electrical Architect - Batteries?

You will become part of Lightyear’s Electrical Architecting team and the High Volume Series will be your first project. We will deliver Lightyear cars in high volume around 2024-2025 and are currently working on converting our stakeholder needs into vehicle requirements.

From the vehicle requirements system architects are responsible for the system breakdown. Together with your fellow electrical architects you will be responsible for making the electrical architectures at various levels in the system breakdown : the electrical part of the complete vehicle breakdown for the new Lightyear car.

In the role of Electrical Architect - Batteries you will be responsible for the electrical architectures of the energy storage systems.

In the group of electrical architects you will be the expert on battery cells, BMSses and possibly other energy storage systems.

Your focus will be on optimizing the systems for energy efficiency of the complete solution. In setting up the architecture you will have a keen eye on the nonfunctional requirements as well : cost, manufacturability, power usages, maintainability, serviceability, etc.

When the requirements are in place, you will also be responsible for the correct implementation of all requirements according to regulations and common sense.

You will join the design reviews and evaluate the test strategy and test cases. You will track design change requests and analyze their impact on the batteries and related electrical system.

While the new prototype car is integrated and tested you will monitor its characteristics and performance. You will drive corrective measures if the system is out of spec.

While the battery system is your prime focus, your role isn’t limited to these framed tasks and responsibilities :

  • Asses performance and functionality
  • Quantify the performance of different architecture choices and optimize architecture choices according to the cost function
  • Check on (electrical) integration feasibility
  • Have an eye for electrical safety
  • Have an eye for durability and reliability
  • Define failure modes / FMEA / FTA
  • Apply functional safety with the help of functional safety engineers
  • Analyze use cases to define electrical characteristics
  • Make (electrical) architectural concepts based on requirements
  • Make (electrical) architecture designs based on requirements
  • Enrich (electrical) architecture designs with the details required at the right moment in time
  • Identify multidisciplinary design tradeoffs
  • Review functional safety architectures (HARA, Technical Safety Concept, ASIL decomposition, FMEA, FTA, etc) (ISO26262)
  • Coach senior engineers to become junior architects
  • Did we trigger your curiosity while reading through your future role? Let’s see if you have what it takes!

    What do we expect from an Electrical Architect - Batteries at Lightyear?

    In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial.

    We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team based, but working independently every now and then shouldn’t be an issue.

    Furthermore, we think the following is needed to fulfill the role of Electrical Architect - Batteries :

  • A master in Electrical Engineering or Systems and Control
  • 7+ years experience as electrical battery systems expert or senior electrical engineer in (automotive) battery pack engineering
  • You should be able to (occasionally) guide people on :
  • Develop models in Matlab / Simulink / PLECS
  • Verify designs (on paper)
  • Lead multidisciplinary design tradeoffs
  • Having knowledge on and / or experience in the following is a plus :
  • High voltage (automotive,
  • State of the art automotive EV drivetrains
  • ISO 6469 (Electrically propelled road vehicles - safety specifications)
  • ECE R100 (for approval of road electric vehicle, general and energy storage safety)
  • Experience with HV Safety, preferably in the automotive industry (HV Battery, HV / LV Converter, Onboard Charger, inverter).
  • Have an eye for the non-functionals such as maintainability and testability
  • Ensure designs are able to be manufactured and assembled
  • Create schematics
  • Chair design reviews
  • Personally, you consider yourself a team-player while being decisive. Furthermore, you are open-minded and bring a high level of creativity.

    What can you expect from Lightyear?

    In addition to a challenging role we also offer :

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!
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