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.

May 21, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who you are You’re a multidisciplinary, hands-on engineer who thrives on pursuing technical truth. You’re motivated by devising new methods of observing and measuring subtle physical phenomena. You know what a reliable signal looks like and you know how to find one in a noisy system. You have strong multidisciplinary engineering intuition, which will be indispensable in this role: you’ll be addressing the interrelated chemical, electrical, and mechanical phenomena in batteries. Microns matter in our field, so experience in precision assembly design will also be essential. Your technical background will help you understand how to untangle complex problems, collaborate successfully with battery engineers, and solve the unique problems of bringing new battery materials to market. You’re reliable and pragmatic; you deliver projects on time. You know what it means for others to rely on your work, so you are thorough and considerate of how your work impacts others. Responsibilities...
May 21, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are You are very hands-on, familiar with hand tools, and eager to learn new skills as an Engineering Technician on the Equipment Design & Development team. You will be working on new process equipment builds, installations, and retrofits to help all of Sila.  You will enable safe and reliable use of Sila’s equipment by documenting work thoroughly and communicating the status to affected groups. You are flexible and able to switch tasks based on changing priorities. Ideal candidates are certified in industrial machine repair or are interested in becoming certified as a future objective.  Responsibilities & Duties   Build new equipment: fabricate and assemble new R&D and production tools. Projects include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and support process gas supply systems. Hazardous gas cylinder changes: Follow detailed procedures for safe connection and disconnection of hazardous, toxic, flammable, and/or pyrophoric gasses. Support...
May 21, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE As a Technical Program Manager, you will be essential to Sila’s success in developing next-generation battery materials and advanced manufacturing technologies for consumer devices and electric vehicles.  You work cross-functionally  with Materials Development, Process Development, Equipment Development, Battery Engineering, Product Management, Research, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality and Finance.  You will ensure tight coordination and alignment while executing plans to meet project results. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Plan and lead program details to meet deadlines Translate business requirements into plans, with clear assumptions, scope and results Drive progress, prioritize key activities, and proactively lead risks Crisply and clearly communicate program status to partners and across teams Streamline and optimize reporting mechanisms and processes Cultivate strong, collaborative relationships and promote a supportive program...
May 21, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE As a Technical Program Manager, you will be essential to Sila’s success in developing next-generation battery materials and advanced manufacturing technologies for consumer devices and electric vehicles.  You work cross-functionally  with Materials Development, Process Development, Equipment Development, Battery Engineering, Product Management, Research, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality and Finance.  You will ensure tight coordination and alignment while executing plans to meet project results. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Plan and lead program details to meet deadlines Translate business requirements into plans, with clear assumptions, scope and results Drive progress, prioritize key activities, and proactively lead risks Crisply and clearly communicate program status to partners and across teams Streamline and optimize reporting mechanisms and processes Cultivate strong, collaborative relationships and promote a supportive program...
May 20, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking a hands-on Construction Superintendent with experience building technical and office facilities. This position will focus on coordinating, overseeing, and supporting construction activities to deliver new or upgraded facilities for battery material research labs, manufacturing lines, and office spaces. Responsibilities & Duties  Engage across all teams within Sila as well as interface with outside vendors, contractors, and authorities to deliver new or upgraded facilities Work closely with General Contractors and the Capital Projects team to oversee construction according to architectural and MEP drawings. Assist with landing and installing tools, facility upgrades, and other construction tasks Complete, process, and maintain construction-related paperwork (eg. safe work permits, field reports, checklists, rounds documentation, etc.) and electronic documents/file structures Suggest and implement design...
May 19, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are  You’re a hands-on engineer energized by ownership of your design decisions. You understand how every mechanical part you design, every fitting you specify, and every line of code you write is a commitment. You’re thorough and don’t leave loose ends dangling. You’re excited when the things you build outlast you. You excel at translating loosely-defined scientific requests into rigorous, deterministic machines that help unlock technical truth. You bring pragmatism and a daily sense of urgency to your work. When you see hardware in the wild, you always wonder, “could I build this better?” When things don’t go as planned, you excel at reducing problems to their underlying physical phenomena and finding solutions everyone can trust. You’re a skilled listener and communicator, which helps you interface with a wide range of people, from chemists to pipe fitters. You’re relentless in eliminating sources of drift and uncertainty. Responsibilities & Duties...
May 19, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Work in a cooperative and dynamic team environment to optimize lithium ion battery cell designs for electric vehicles. Who You Are  You are an experienced hands-on, team-oriented engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to share your knowledge with others. In your work at Sila, you will develop and validate cell designs for automotive batteries that contain our silicon anode material. You will come up with ideas for cell design changes that improve performance and test them through internal development experiments and external prototype cell builds. You will be working cross-functionally with our Slurry & Coating, Electrolyte, Battery Deployment, Customer Programs, and Product Management teams so mental flexibility and collaborative problem-solving abilities are required. Responsibilities & Duties  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments and prototype cell builds to advance our understanding of cell design parameters and meet...
May 19, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are  You’re a hands-on engineer energized by ownership of your design decisions. You understand how every mechanical part you design, every fitting you specify, and every line of code you write is a commitment. You’re thorough and don’t leave loose ends dangling. You’re excited when the things you build outlast you. You excel at translating loosely-defined scientific requests into rigorous, deterministic machines that help unlock technical truth. You bring pragmatism and a daily sense of urgency to your work. When you see hardware in the wild, you always wonder, “could I build this better?” When things don’t go as planned, you excel at reducing problems to their underlying physical phenomena and finding solutions everyone can trust. You’re a skilled listener and communicator, which helps you interface with a wide range of people, from chemists to pipe fitters. You’re relentless in eliminating sources of drift and uncertainty. Responsibilities & Duties...
May 19, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Work in a cooperative and dynamic team environment to optimize lithium ion battery cell designs for electric vehicles. Who You Are  You are an experienced hands-on, team-oriented engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to share your knowledge with others. In your work at Sila, you will develop and validate cell designs for automotive batteries that contain our silicon anode material. You will come up with ideas for cell design changes that improve performance and test them through internal development experiments and external prototype cell builds. You will be working cross-functionally with our Slurry & Coating, Electrolyte, Battery Deployment, Customer Programs, and Product Management teams so mental flexibility and collaborative problem-solving abilities are required. Responsibilities & Duties  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments and prototype cell builds to advance our understanding of cell design parameters and meet...
May 19, 2022
Contract position
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who We Are We are Sila, a next generation battery materials company dedicated to accelerating energy transformation for a more sustainable planet. Sila is a young, modern brand with a big story to tell and an even bigger impact to make on the world. We’re looking for a visual leader to help create content and marketing that unravels the complexity of battery science, engages multiple audiences from investors to manufacturers, and inspires top talent and interested parties to join us in the fight for energy transformation.  Who You Are You’re passionate about the field of marketing and have put a few years into it and are eager to hone your craft by working in an environment where you’re in the thick of all programs. You possess a can-do attitude and are motivated to test your mettle across multiple marketing functions: social media, data tracking, project management, content development and production. The idea of collaborating with a creative team to build a young brand...
May 19, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are  You’re a hands-on engineer energized by ownership of your design decisions. You understand how every mechanical part you design, every fitting you specify, and every line of code you write is a commitment. You’re thorough and don’t leave loose ends dangling. You’re excited when the things you build outlast you. You excel at translating loosely-defined scientific requests into rigorous, deterministic machines that help unlock technical truth. You bring pragmatism and a daily sense of urgency to your work. When you see hardware in the wild, you always wonder, “could I build this better?” When things don’t go as planned, you excel at reducing problems to their underlying physical phenomena and finding solutions everyone can trust. You’re a skilled listener and communicator, which helps you interface with a wide range of people, from chemists to pipe fitters. You’re relentless in eliminating sources of drift and uncertainty. Responsibilities & Duties...
May 17, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are  You’re a hands-on engineer energized by ownership of your design decisions. You understand how every mechanical part you design, every fitting you specify, and every line of code you write is a commitment. You’re thorough and don’t leave loose ends dangling. You’re excited when the things you build outlast you. You excel at translating loosely-defined scientific requests into rigorous, deterministic machines that help unlock technical truth. You bring pragmatism and a daily sense of urgency to your work. When you see hardware in the wild, you always wonder, “could I build this better?” When things don’t go as planned, you excel at reducing problems to their underlying physical phenomena and finding solutions everyone can trust. You’re a skilled listener and communicator, which helps you interface with a wide range of people, from chemists to pipe fitters. You’re relentless in eliminating sources of drift and uncertainty. Responsibilities & Duties...
May 14, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE You’re an experienced, diligent and communicative engineer who can see ahead to future challenges and lead a team to address them. In your work at Sila, you’ll focus on defining, implementing and continuously improving the cell assembly & electrochemical test processes to integrate Sila’s materials in battery cells, which is critical for developing material concepts and facilitating integration at battery manufacturers. Your work will include time in the lab diagnosing problems and testing solutions to improve our operational and control methods, as well as mentoring fellow teammates to lead developing project plans and deep dives into data sets to reveal underlying patterns.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Collaboratively design and implement improvements to build and test battery cells to increase safety, quality, and throughput Develop and establish systems and best practices for safely testing battery cells and analyzing the electrochemical test...
May 14, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Seattle, WA
WHO YOU ARE As a Software Engineer on our Data Systems, Manufacturing Software Systems Team, you will be a part of our world-class engineering and research teams passionate about accelerating the innovation of next generation lithium ion battery materials. You will demonstrate your full-stack technical expertise to help us build a next generation Sila Manufacturing software platform. As we look to rapidly scale our business and accelerate innovation, you will help develop new apps for our Manufacturing teams, architecting new data patterns, or creating integrations between Manufacturing systems. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Collaborate with the Manufacturing, Equipment and Process teams to develop software to for our next generation lithium ion battery materials factory Leverage techniques such as automated testing and code review to drive the creation of high-quality software  Partner with team members at Sila to deliver well-integrated cross-disciplinary solutions...
May 13, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who you are As the Director of Commercial Contracts on the Legal Team, you will report directly to our General Counsel and lead the commercial contracting team in managing, designing, and negotiating our wide range of legal contracts. You will also work cross-functionally with leaders on other teams to advise and train on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, and internal company policies and procedures. In addition to being a skilled communicator and possessing strong attention to detail, you will thrive in this role if you enjoy building collaborative processes and leveraging technology to create efficient systems. You must excel in a high-volume, fast-paced and cross-functional environment. Responsibilities and duties Lead the commercial contracting team in the management, design, and negotiation of our legal contracts, including confidentiality agreements, purchase order terms and conditions, vendor services, consulting, licensing, joint development,...
May 13, 2022
Internship
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are  As an Intern on the Legal team, you will help us implement projects designed to improve the operations and effectiveness of our intellectual property and commercial teams. You are interested in working in an in-house corporate legal department, and will own comprehensive, value-add projects focused on intellectual property and related commercial transactions. Responsibilities & Duties  Conduct legal research, draft memoranda, and make presentations to the legal team and other stakeholders on a variety of legal topics Review and summarize select legal contracts for various business owners and department projects Create training materials for our internal knowledge center Assist with other special projects and initiatives Knowledge & Skill Requirements  Current law school student or new graduate (2022)  Undergraduate degree in a STEM field is a plus Strong course work in intellectual property law and contract law...
May 13, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE As an ERP Developer on our Data Systems, Manufacturing Software Systems Team, you will be a part of our world-class engineering and research teams passionate about accelerating the innovation of next generation lithium ion battery materials. You will apply your expertise in ERP systems to help us evolve our ERP to support Sila’s next generation Manufacturing software platform. As we look to rapidly scale our business and accelerate innovation, you will make enhancements to the existing ERP implementation to support new business processes, optimize existing workflows and streamline the use of the ERP for our business. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Collaborate with multi-functional teams to enhance our ERP software for our next generation lithium ion battery materials factory Leverage techniques such as automated testing and code review to drive the creation of high-quality software  Partner with team members at Sila to deliver well-integrated...
May 13, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Who You Are We're looking for an experienced People Partner (HR Business Partner) to join our People & Culture team. You will use your experience as an HR professional to think strategically while rolling up your sleeves to get things done. You will be dynamic , innovative, and passionate about developing extraordinary people and organizations. You will meet the business where they are, build foundations, and trusted relationships to deliver positive impact at scale.  Responsibilities & Duties  Act as a strategic trusted advisor to our Development Ops team. Partner with the business to build highly engaged, effective teams Champion Sila’s values as you partner with your People peers and our leaders to deliver people solutions that make valuable contributions to our diverse safety culture  Develop a deep understanding of our organizational goals; design & deliver tailored people strategies & solutions that enable employees (Silazens) to do...
May 12, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE You are creative, proactive, meticulous, and hands-on. You understand the potential of new materials and the importance of developing robust test methods to bring to life new products and establish confidence with both internal and external stakeholders. You combine expertise in materials and measurement science to rigorously develop and implement new test methodologies to establish data-driven customer value propositions. You will leverage your previous experience in material and test method development to collaborate with a diverse team of Materials, Equipment, Process and Application representatives and help drive the development of novel, materials-based battery products RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Develop test methods in line with industry standards (ASTM, ISO, etc.), as well as develop novel test methods to meet customer and internal requirements. Generate and maintain documentation for new test methods. Clearly and consistently communicate these...
May 11, 2022
Full time role
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking a hands-on, team-oriented electrochemist with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to innovate lithium-ion battery technologies. This position will focus on using your deep knowledge of lithium-ion electrochemistry to optimize the performance of our materials in next generation batteries. You will be working cross-functionally with materials scientists, process engineers, applications engineers, and technicians, so mental flexibility and collaborative problem-solving abilities are required. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive range of technical know-how, a versatile cooperative skill set, and a resilient passion to bring our technology to market. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Develop next-generation cells made with Sila material by leveraging your expertise in electrochemistry and materials science of lithium-ion technologies Mentor scientists and engineers by sharing electrochemical knowledge,...