HV Battery Management Test Engineer

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HV Battery Management Test Engineer


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Then join us on our mission!

Full-time · LY HQ in Helmond 

Summary
Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation
Domain: Testing
Experience: At least 5 years 
Degree: Bachelor/ Master's degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as Battery Management Test Engineer?

It is your mission to test the hell out of our battery systems in order to make sure that our vehicles are equipped with efficient and safe batteries, in all conditions and all over the world. In order to do so, you will:

  • Plan, prepare and execute high voltage battery and battery management verification and validation testing at internal and external test facilities.
  • Work with various system engineering teams to break down and review test requirements and develop test specs and test cases.
  • Define and create innovative HV battery and BMS test setups: from part testing up to vehicle level.
  • Take ownership of safe and correct low and high voltage test facilities and test performance within the Testing department.
  • Performing battery and converters system tests.
  • Reporting and reviewing bugs, issues with the system engineers

So what does a typical day look like? 
In the morning you start with a stand-up of the Energy Conversion and Storage scrum team. You notice a change of plans that is communicated by the project manager. Immediately after the stand-up you catch up with the system architect, to discuss the impact of the changed plans to the test planning. With your testing colleagues you discuss availability of the test setups and check in with other test engineers for synergy between systems test execution.
After a home-made lunch in our kanteen with your colleagues, you start the test execution and report the results and issues to the system architect.

What do we expect from a Battery Management Test Engineer at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently and you plan your budget and time well. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • Master in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Min. 5 years of experience in an automotive OEM in a similar testing role

  • A proven track record of technical excellence 

  • Experience in battery powered electric vehicles and powertrains
  • Thermal runaway knowledge
  • EV workshop certificate (EN9140) and HV installation certificate (EN3140)
  • Ability to interpret regulations and test procedures
  • Programming experience in Python/ Matlab
  • Safety conscious, eye for detail and analytical 
  • Fluency in English

On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; You are persuasive, a team builder and connecter, decisive, problem solver and you must have stamina.

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 (online) epic Friday afternoon drinks and events

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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