Zitara Technologies builds battery management software for companies with large deployments. Customers across industries (EVs, satellites, renewable energy storage) rely ...View Company Profile
In order to keep climate change to 1.5°C, we’ll need 30% of global GDP (all of energy generation and transportation) to run on batteries by 2035.
Zitara Technologies (YCombinator S20) builds predictive battery management software for transportation and energy customers with large deployments. Their customers operate >$100M deployments of batteries in satellites, EVs, and renewable energy storage installations.
Our team brings top researchers in physics-based battery algorithms together with seasoned software engineers to build safety-critical firmware and large scale machine learning systems. We bring with us decades of experience from Toyota, Exponent, Proterra, Tesla, Gogoro, Google, and Facebook.
We're looking for a lab technician to work closely with our modeling and engineering team members to fully understand and execute the entire physical process of battery testing. The ideal candidate will be someone who takes initiative, has an intuition for continuous improvement of lab workflow and processes, uses common sense, and takes a creative and resourceful approach to solving problems.
Test setup, instrumentation, data collection, and documentation
Maintain and research upgrades to lab equipment (battery cyclers, thermal chambers, and electronics)
Lab safety and workflow practices
Organization, tidiness, and safety compliance of lab spaces
Mechanical and electrical design, fabrication, assembly, and documentation of test fixtures
Communicate technical matters, schedule considerations, deliverables, and needs to cross functional groups
Capable of performing required battery lab tasks
Clear and effective written and interpersonal communication skills
Working knowledge of basic software, spreadsheets, etc.
Experience with basic fabrication tools (soldering, hand tools, small power tools, etc.)
Experience with basic electrical test tools (power supplies, multimeters, battery testers, etc.)
High attention to detail and self-motivation
Preferred Additional Qualifications
Mechanical and/or Electrical CAD proficiency
Basic understanding of measurements and conversion for basic scientific units as well as electrical units
Running, crimping, and organizing wires and wiring harnesses
Electrical safety and/or high voltage lab experience
Basic knowledge of python, writing scripts, networking, etc.
What We Offer
Full-time, in-person position, standard hours subject to time zones
Competitive compensation, equity incentive, and benefits package
Casual work culture
Excellent colleagues that are interested in your happiness and growth