Senior Certification & Reliability Engineer
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2023
Natron Energy is seeking a Sr. Certification and Reliability Engineer to lead and execute the certification process for Natron Energy’s cells, systems, and products. Certifications will include both initial certifications of new devices as well as maintenance of certifications through multiple future generations of those devices. Qualified candidates have significant experience working with certification standards and agencies (UL, Telcordia, UN/DOT, etc.), as well as a working knowledge of batteries, power electronics, and/or other electro-mechanical systems. The person for this position has a positive, team-first attitude, is meticulous and detail oriented, and is willing to learn and master new skills. This person will work with cross-functional teams in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
- Coordinate with engineering, sales, and marketing teams to guide development of compliant designs, and educate them about regulatory requirements for new and existing products
- Work with engineering team to ensure compliance through parameter and block diagrams, dFMEAs, and testing activities
- Establish and maintain guidelines and best design practices to mitigate compliance issues early in the design process
- Participate in mechanical, electrical, and firmware design reviews to ensure best compliance practices are properly implemented in the design
- Work with internal test engineers and 3rd party labs to test and validate Natron Energy products and support testing to ensure compliance
- Assist in debugging efforts and failure analysis to determine root cause of non-compliance and guide the design team to implement corrective design actions
- Act as the company’s point of contact to regulatory bodies
- Determine regulatory artwork for labels as required by certification bodies and customers
- Coordinate compliance inspections of production lines
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of global agency approvals and testing procedures
Experience and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar technical discipline
- 5+ years working with certification standards (UL and Telcordia) and product compliance
- 2+ years working with batteries, fuel cells, or other energy generation/storage products, power electronics, or electronic systems.
- Knowledge of electronics design, safety, risk and failure analysis
- Experience in submissions for official certification through relevant compliance bodies
- Experience working with test labs
- Experience in documenting regulatory requirements extracted from industry
- Direct prior experience with battery certifications such as UL 1973 and 9540A, NFPA 855, and UN/DOT standards
- Experience in participating in 5D and FMEA exercises
- Experience with XFMEA, Weibull++, and other Compliance and Reliability tools
- Experience working with manufacturing partners
- Disclaimer: The actual salary of a successful applicant may vary from posted ranges based on the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, internal equity and alignment with market data, and other legitimate business reasons, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable immigration law prevailing wages.
- In addition, Natron Energy has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan, Life Insurance, and Flexible Time Off and Personal Time Off for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees respectively.
- The salary range for this position is a minimum of $117,950 and a maximum of $187,750.
Natron Energy (natron.energy) is the future of energy storage. Natron Energy’s battery products solve operations performance and reliability problems for the world’s biggest electricity customers. Natron Energy’s initial products target markets exceeding $25B including data centers, oil & gas, EV fast charging, and commercial aviation. Natron Energy has additional products in development for >$50B markets including commercial and residential grid storage. Its products are based on sodium-ion cells containing Prussian blue electrodes that deliver unique power, cycle life, and safety: full discharge and recharge in just minutes and up to 50,000 deep discharge cycles from a nonflammable, fault tolerant system. Natron Energy’s current production is sold out for the next 12 months. The company has signed over $225M/year in master sales agreements and LOIs, and scale-up to mass production is now underway. Natron Energy has raised over $155M in venture capital investment to date, as well as $35M in non-dilutive funding to support its supply chain scale up. The company has a strong leadership team that includes world-class C and VP level strategy, sales, operations, and technology executives.
· Founded in 2012 as a Stanford spin out
· Now selling the world’s first UL certified Na-ion product in $9B data center market, with $700k shipped and $1.5M booked
· First product (battery tray for in-rack power) is fully de-risked and sold out through Q1 2023
· Second product (ultra high-power battery rack services) launched in 2022
What differentiates Natron Energy from other battery companies?
Natron Energy solves the problems created by lead acid and lithium-ion technology:
· Higher power discharge and faster recharge
A smaller footprint for high power leaves more space to generate revenue
Fast recharge results in higher system uptime
· Industry leading service life
Tens-of-thousands of charge-discharge cycles enables real-time peak saving of volatile electrical loads
Predictable degradation without surprise failures
The only battery that cannot start a fire
Customers gain confidence and save on fire mitigation costs
Natron Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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