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Engineering Manager - Cell Prototyping

Mitra Chem
Full Time
Mountain View, CA
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Job description

Mitra Chem is a Silicon Valley startup working at the intersection of machine learning and battery development. We live at the cutting-edge of battery technology and aim to deliver world-class materials for the EV market within the next few years. Our goal is to be the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer to shorten the lab-to-production timeline by >90% through accelerated R&D and vertically integrated process optimization. We will first focus on Li-ion battery cathodes, converting them from commodity chemicals into a product platform, customized for different applications. We are setting up a state-of-the-art 15,600 sq ft industrial R&D center in Mountain View, CA. Join our team to be a part of the growing energy revolution.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager –Cell Prototyping to design, develop and scale-up production of innovative materials, leveraging Mitra Chem's accelerated R&D infrastructure.


  • Hire and lead a team of engineers to prototype battery cells in support of qualification of Mitra Chem's cathodes.
  • Manage toward technical milestones on tight timelines and decide resource allocation within different product and infrastructure development efforts.
  • Manage workflows for different phases of cell making and testing in order to achieve efficient material qualification process.
  • Interface with customer engagement team to improve cell design and cell testing protocols to meet customer requirements.
  • Interface closely with the R&D teams for rapid iterative testing and de-risking of new product hypotheses.
  • Interface closely with the acceleration team to continuously improve the cell testing turnaround time and deriving actionable insights to feed into cathode chemistry and electrode design.


  • Experience with electrochemical cell fabrication and characterization through a Masters or PhD degree in physical sciences, materials science or chemical engineering.
  • Understand battery cell design trade-offs. Experience with tailoring cell design around cathode materials is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with battery cell making and electrochemical testing. Experience working in a dry room and with roll-to-roll cell making equipment is a plus.
  • Experience working in / project-managing cross-functional development teams in the industry.
  • Willingness to hire, train and manage a technical team across multiple workstreams.

Job Benefits

We have completed our Series A financing. Mitra Chem is proud to offer its employees

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Well-being allowance and generous paid time-off.
  • 2 month paternity and 4 month maternity leave.
  • Free lunch and snacks.

Mitra Chem is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Mitra Chem is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job applications procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.

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