Cell Engineer

  • Mitra Chem
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full time Engineering Science

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 10,000 sq ft industrial R&D center (located on the San Francisco Peninsula). Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for battery cell engineers to stand-up our cell design, prototyping and testing lab infrastructure. You will develop Li-ion cell designs for Mitra Chem’s cathodes, develop performance and test specifications and qualify our products.


  • Lead the development of Mitra Chem’s cell building and testing facility.
  • Research and source equipment for fabrication of coin and pouch cells.
  • Lead the cell design and optimization effort within Mitra Chem, and oversee techs.
  • Define Mitra Chem’s testing and qualification process to screen cathode designs, root-cause failure modes and quantify degradation behavior of batteries.
  • Work with data/ML scientists to develop early prediction algorithms to assess cell performance.


  • Hands-on industry experience in the design and production of Li-ion cells at R&D or pilot scale.
  • Experience with cell building equipment, cell design optimization and manufacturing processes.
  • Familiarity with cell testing equipment, cycling tests, impedance spectroscopy and OEM qualification procedures. Analysis of electrochemical cycling data.
  • Experience with cell qualification for different designs, formulations and applications.
  • Solid understanding of the electrochemistry of batteries and physics of degradation.

Job Benefits

We have just 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 Future Technologies, Inc. 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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