Senior Electrical Engineer, Battery Management System

Phoenix, Arizona (United States)


Obsessed over what fuels our world, we drive forward, move fast and work outward. Understanding that when the company succeeds, we succeed; we act as owners and take pride in the mission that fuels us. What we do is far from simple but simply put - we build.

Nikola’s ECU Hardware team is on the lookout for a Senior Electrical Engineer, Battery Management System to support the development of BMS systems and subsystems for prototype and production vehicles.

You Will:

  • Develop electronic control boards for battery cell measurement and battery management for automotive applications
  • Create test plans and document test results to verify hardware functions as desired
  • Work with external semiconductor vendors to select appropriate hardware for design
  • Perform DFMEA and FIT calculations to ensure designs properly mitigate unacceptable risk
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to ensure that overall system design meets all requirements

 You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years developing high voltage electronic hardware for battery management systems
  • Strong understanding of battery gauging algorithms and how hardware design decisions influence SOC and SOH accuracy
  • Experience designing to a functional safety standard, knowledge of ISO 26262 preferred but not required
  • Schematic Capture in a design program such as Altium Designer or equivalent
  • PCB Layout preferred, or the ability to provide layout resource with appropriate guidance
  • Experience working with external CMs to move designs from prototype to production

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


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