Sila designs and produce engineered materials that dramatically increase the energy density of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. They enable smaller, lighter, longer lasting electronic devices and unlock mass adoption of affordable, long-range electric vehicles. Their products work today, are a drop-in solution for existing battery manufacturing processes, and can be manufactured economically at scale.
The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Alameda, CA. Our founders are two early Tesla Motors battery engineers and a Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Tech. They’re backed by top tier venture capital firms, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel. Much of its cutting-edge technology comes from research conducted for 10+ years within Georgia Institute of Technology.
Interestingly, BMW plans to incorporate Sila’s silicon anode technology in a plug-in electric vehicle by 2023. BMW expects an increase of 10% to 15% in battery pack capacity in a single leap:
• MASTER YOUR CRAFT. Excellence matters, and it compounds over time. Revel in hard work, relish the details.
• LEARN MORE. Learn and grow today to be ready for tomorrow's bold challenges. Our best work is ahead of us.
• FIND AND FACE FACTS. Reason from first principles with intellectual honesty. Question your own biases and assumptions and consider alternatives. Choose to seek truths over winning arguments.
• OWN IT. True leadership comes from demonstrated excellence. Lead by example, taking deep responsibility.
• WIN TOGETHER. As a diverse team, we amplify our individual talents. Be compassionate, understanding, and patient to bring out the best in each other.
• TRUST. Trust that Sila-zens act from good intentions, in pursuit of our common vision. Work confidently knowing that we have each other's backs.
• BE SAFE. Each of us has the power and responsibility to promote the health and safety of fellow Sila-zens. Always work with safety in mind.
• HAVE FUN. Work and fun are better together. Enjoy the journey and be yourself at Sila.
• RISK. WISELY. Be curious and enterprising, even if it means failing some of the time. You can learn more by risking wisely than risking nothing.
We’re looking for an experienced engineer and leader to contribute to and grow this group. You’ll directly participate in infrastructure, systems development, and data science projects, while also hiring talented folks for programming and security roles.
You will help us write python models to analyze electrochemical phenomenon, architect Manufacturing Execution System databases for factory-scale production, and build-or-buy new data exploration platforms for users across the company. If you love building and improving systems and seeing people do great things with your work, read on.
• Build, lead, and coach a small team of software engineers, IT professionals, and data scientists to serve the data systems needs of a multidisciplinary materials science and manufacturing startup.
• Work directly with extraordinary scientists and engineers to apply advanced analytics and data science techniques to our research, development, and manufacturing data sets.
• Architect and build data and operations management systems for R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Operations teams with a combination of in-house and third-party software tools.
• Investigate and understand the current world of relevant third-party software, methods, and security methodologies.
• You've done it before. 5+ years of hands-on software and data systems work, including experience building a team.
• Systems-level thinker. You have the tendency and ability to get curious about all aspects of a problem, and then solve it holistically.
• Hands-on. You want to actively take part in developing new and existing systems, processes, and code-base.
• Bonus for experience with scientific operations management, Manufacturing Execution Systems, and/or Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
• Bonus for Python, C#, SCADA/PLC integrations, physical-world interactions.
• At least a B.S. in C.S., engineering, math or physical sciences.