Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. The company was founded in 2011 and headquartered in California, United States.

Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 19, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Strategic Initiatives at Sila is responsible for leading and supporting cross-functional efforts that are essential to achieving our strategy for global energy transformation. As a strategic initiatives manager, you will tackle a wide variety of challenges and topic areas, collaborate with teammates across the company, and bring clarity to sophisticated, ambiguous situations of importance.  If you enjoy continuous learning, analyzing problems from multiple angles, and doing something different every day, you will love this role. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Partner with leadership to identify and drive cross-functional initiatives that are critical to achieving our long-term strategy, including testing assumptions, closing information gaps, finding acceleration options, and evaluating and mitigating risks Engage with and quickly understand unfamiliar subject matter spanning multiple functions across the company Crystallize key insights from...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 18, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Material Synthesis Technician in the R&D Operations group, you will be a part of the team that synthesizes and tests the new versions of Sila materials for applications in lithium-ion battery concepts. You have some broad hands-on laboratory experience, including both wet chemistry and chemical/physical vapor deposition. You also know your way around a few analytical tools. You notice when things don’t seem quite right, and ideally, you can troubleshoot established processes and existing equipment. You will contribute primarily through the production and assessment of small-scale batches of experimental materials.   You are a self-starter and interested in a non-standard work schedule that includes working Saturdays and Sundays, and some combination of weekdays to complete a 5-day / 40-hour workweek. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Synthesize small scale batches of material via bench-top wet-chemistry methods in fume hoods, semi-automated flow...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Developer working on R&D and Business Applications on the Data Systems Team, you will be a part of our outstanding engineering and research teams focused on accelerating the innovation of next generation lithium ion battery materials. You will demonstrate your experience working with enterprise applications and cloud-based business solutions to design, build, and extend our Lab Information Management System, and address similar initiatives across the business at-large. Your partners will include Silazens across the organization, including scientists in Research & Development teams, lab operations within the Battery Operations team, engineers on the Process and Manufacturing teams, and analysts within the Supply Chain and People teams. On any given day, you may be found building an application that tracks supplier profiles for the input materials to our anode product, extending our R&D application to allow many-to-many relationships for tracking...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a hands-on engineer with an aptitude for learning new things, you will focus on developing and optimizing the performance of electrolyte systems for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. You enjoy a collaborative environment, and have the communication skills and mental flexibility to work cross-functionally with research scientists, process engineers, and operations technicians to solve key problems. You are excited about innovating on battery technology, and are eager to apply your technical know-how, collaborative skill set, and resilient passion to bring our technology to market. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Design and iterate on electrolyte formulations to optimize the performance of cells made with Sila materials Develop electrolyte characterization techniques to determine formulation-performance relationships and offer chemical and cell level improvement strategies Proactively invest in our company values and vision and champion them as...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re a collaborative modeling specialist with the vision and skills to define and build out Sila's battery modeling platforms.  Build our battery modeling roadmap and develop tools to provide key insights into both current performance and future potential. You’ll partner across several teams at Sila from early-stage development to commercialization in order to identify the right metrics, define clear targets, and build models that highlight opportunities. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Define and continually update Sila’s battery modeling strategy in collaboration with multiple teams from Research to Commercialization Develop and support cell design and performance models for both advanced and wider use Design, execute, and analyze experiments to inform model design and assumptions Discover, interpret, and communicate hard-to-see but significant trends and correlations Interface both internally across groups and externally with commercial...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re a collaborative engineering leader with the skills and passion to help build capabilities to accelerate the next generation of lithium ion batteries at Sila. As the Battery Test Innovation Manager, you’ll lead and grow a team developing unique state-of-the-art tools for battery analysis and testing (e.g. electrical test protocols and analysis algorithms, performance models, custom cell designs, safety testing, and post-mortem and failure analyses). In both your own projects and those of the engineers you’ll support, you’ll collaborate closely with several teams at Sila from early-stage research to commercialization in order to design, develop, and provide capabilities that enable deeper insights and faster learning. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Mentor and support engineers by providing consistent feedback, guidance through challenges, and development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth Design and build new battery test and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You are an experienced, hands-on mechanical engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and completing big, complex projects for a manufacturing environment. In your work on the Equipment team, you will design, build, and test integrated systems for our next-generation battery material factories. You take ownership of your responsibilities from early concept through validation and handoff, while thoroughly documenting your work every step of the way. You have excellent communication skills and are able to collaborate seamlessly with internal teammates and external vendors to build Sila’s future. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work collaboratively with internal teams and external vendors to design facility-wide systems and subsystems for scaled-up battery material production. Scope includes mechanical, automation, chemical, plumbing, and safety systems. Deploy and bring hardware online, from an empty facility to production handoff. When things...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re an experienced hands-on, team-oriented engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to help deploy the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. In your work at Sila, you’ll optimize the integration of our material into automotive cells through both internal development experiments and prototype cell builds. You’ll work across technical teams and with business partners to design experiments, analyze data, and create robust plans to meet our goals and support our customer programs. You’ll be an integral part of the team working to usher in the next generation of electric vehicles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test the performance of cells made using Sila’s materials against automotive cell qualification standards Collaboratively define and prioritize areas of exploration and development relating to commercial readiness of Sila materials and tailor plans to customer requirements...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a hands-on engineer with an aptitude for learning new things, you will focus on developing and optimizing the performance of electrolyte systems for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. You enjoy a collaborative environment, and have the communication skills and mental flexibility to work cross-functionally with research scientists, process engineers, and operations technicians to solve key problems. You are excited about innovating on battery technology, and are eager to apply your technical know-how, collaborative skill set, and resilient passion to bring our technology to market. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Design and iterate on electrolyte formulations to optimize the performance of cells made with Sila materials Develop electrolyte characterization techniques to determine formulation-performance relationships and offer chemical and cell level improvement strategies Proactively invest in our company values and vision and champion them as...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re an experienced hands-on, team-oriented engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to help deploy the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. In your work at Sila, you’ll optimize the integration of our material into automotive cells through both internal development experiments and prototype cell builds. You’ll work across technical teams and with business partners to design experiments, analyze data, and create robust plans to meet our goals and support our customer programs. You’ll be an integral part of the team working to usher in the next generation of electric vehicles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test the performance of cells made using Sila’s materials against automotive cell qualification standards Collaboratively define and prioritize areas of exploration and development relating to commercial readiness of Sila materials and tailor plans to customer requirements...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You are a self-sufficient, experienced, hands-on Equipment Design Engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and completing big, sophisticated projects. You take real ownership of your responsibilities from early concept through validation and handoff, while working collaboratively with your teammates across the organization to deliver the best possible outcomes. Your work is thoroughly documented; it’s rare that a question posed to you doesn’t already have the answer written down. You have excellent communication skills and are able to deftly navigate through technical discussions and debates. You’re flexible, not formulaic, in your approach to solving problems. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work collaboratively with other teams to design machines and subsystems for scaling up first-of-their-kind chemical reactions. This includes mechanical, electronic, plumbing, and automation systems. Turn these designs into robust machines, using both...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You're an empathetic leader with the skills and drive to coordinate a cross-functional team tasked with integrating Sila’s materials into next-generation batteries. Your work will include coaching and growing our battery research and development team, helping to define technical direction and facilitating collaboration with multiple internal partners. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Coach and support engineers and scientists through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and providing development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth Build competency the battery integration of our anode material and work with SMEs to help build, communicate, and direct technical goals and plans Recruit, interview, hire, and onboard new Silazens to expand our team’s capabilities and diversity Establish or improve upon systems for efficient and productive discussion of ideas, decision making and information sharing Facilitate...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re an experienced, hands-on engineer with a desire to help deploy the next generation of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. In your work at Sila, you’ll be the point person on one of our key customer programs, leading the effort to integrate our material into automotive cell designs and qualify automotive cells for commercialization. You’ll work across technical teams and with business partners to design experiments, analyze data, and create robust plans to meet our customer program milestones. You’ll be a team-oriented technical leader working to usher in the future of electric vehicles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test the performance of cells made using Sila’s materials against automotive cell qualification standards Develop and execute project plans to qualify Sila material in automotive scale cell builds and analyze results to improve performance for future builds Effectively...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Developer working on R&D and Business Applications on the Data Systems Team, you will be a part of our outstanding engineering and research teams focused on accelerating the innovation of next generation lithium ion battery materials. You will demonstrate your experience working with enterprise applications and cloud-based business solutions to design, build, and extend our Lab Information Management System, and address similar initiatives across the business at-large. Your partners will include Silazens across the organization, including scientists in Research & Development teams, lab operations within the Battery Operations team, engineers on the Process and Manufacturing teams, and analysts within the Supply Chain and People teams. On any given day, you may be found building an application that tracks supplier profiles for the input materials to our anode product, extending our R&D application to allow many-to-many relationships for tracking...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 14, 2021
You are a self-sufficient, experienced, hands-on Equipment Design Engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and completing big, sophisticated projects. You take real ownership of your responsibilities from early concept through validation and handoff, while working collaboratively with your teammates across the organization to deliver the best possible outcomes. Your work is thoroughly documented; it’s rare that a question posed to you doesn’t already have the answer written down. You have excellent communication skills and are able to deftly navigate through technical discussions and debates. You’re flexible, not formulaic, in your approach to solving problems. Responsibilities and duties Work collaboratively with other teams to design machines and subsystems for scaling up first-of-their-kind chemical reactions. This includes mechanical, electronic, plumbing, and automation systems. Turn these designs into robust machines, using both in-house design-build teams and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 13, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Product Manager, you will work across all technical and business disciplines to help set the direction and drive the development of Sila's next-generation battery materials. You’ll be working with the Research, Process, Battery Engineering, and Business Development. You are someone with product management experience who knows what it takes to understand the customer point of view and use that perspective to advise a company’s product direction.  You are an active listener, synthesizer of data and an excellent communicator.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Investigate and synthesize the needs of customers in target markets through customer and internal discussions, industry reports, announcements, etc.  Understand the competitive landscape and where Sila fits in it Consolidate a list of all potential technical advances which are being worked on within Sila and create a structure to evaluate which technology should be commercialized and when....
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 13, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Senior Product Manager, you will work across all technical and business subject areas to help set the direction and drive the development of Sila's next-generation battery materials. You’ll be working with the Research, Process, Battery Engineering, and Business Development groups, as well as engaging with customers. RESPONSIBILITIES: Understand the competitive landscape and where Sila fits in it. Consolidate a list of all potential technical advances being worked on within Sila and create a structure to evaluate commercialization opportunities. Create and maintain key elements of Sila's product roadmap. Identify gaps between what Sila needs to do to succeed in new markets and what Sila is on track to achieve. Define detailed requirements for products Sila is considering developing. Investigate and synthesize customers' needs in target markets through customer and internal discussions, industry reports, announcements, etc. Own and drive new...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 12, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking an experienced Staff Project Engineer for our Capital Projects team to play a leading role in the design and construction of new battery material manufacturing facilities. Your initial multi-year project will take on a variety of responsibilities to support the planning and building of Sila’s next-generation 100 GWh anode material factory. This is not your typical Project Engineering position; in our small team, you’ll be asked to take on broad project management and technical responsibilities to keep our projects on track. You’ll work closely with internal teams and external engineering and construction partners to effectively coordinate, execute, and close out large-scale capital projects at Sila.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Support project management with: schedule planning and execution; budget control; risk management; performance metrics; change orders; record-keeping; and site safety management  Manage all...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 12, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking an experienced Staff Project Engineer for our Capital Projects team to play a leading role in the design and construction of new battery material manufacturing facilities. Your initial multi-year project will take on a variety of responsibilities to support the planning and building of Sila’s next-generation 100 GWh anode material factory. This is not your typical Project Engineering position; in our small team, you’ll be asked to take on broad project management and technical responsibilities to keep our projects on track. You’ll work closely with internal teams and external engineering and construction partners to effectively coordinate, execute, and close out large-scale capital projects at Sila.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Support project management with: schedule planning and execution; budget control; risk management; performance metrics; change orders; record-keeping; and site safety management  Manage all...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 11, 2021
ABOUT US We design and produce engineered materials that dramatically increase the energy density of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. We enable smaller, lighter, longer lasting electronic devices and unlock mass adoption of affordable, long-range electric vehicles. Our products work today, are a drop-in solution for existing battery manufacturing processes, and can be manufactured economically at scale. Sila 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. We’re backed by top tier venture capital firms, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel. Our company culture is built on personal growth, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and safety. We are building a world-class materials company, where our team is close, debates are driven by data, and our nerdiest office puppies are named Angstrom, Lumen, and Gadget. We believe that...