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
Jun 18, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You are an experienced engineer with the skills and passion to co-invent the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. You’ll lead our efforts to test Sila’s materials in commercial production cells and to qualify our cells for product launch. You have intimate experience designing, making, and/or testing technology at scale - now be part of the next leap forward in lithium ion batteries. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Serve as the main technical point of contact for customers, effectively communicating ideas and results in support of our cell qualification efforts Collaborate with our engineering team to scale up and integrate our technology in development, validation, and early production builds Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test and troubleshoot cells made using Sila’s materials against cell qualification standards Work closely with our Customer Programs team to build our customer relationships Invest in our company values...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 18, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Workplace Experience Specialist on the People Team, you will welcome Silazens, visitors, and vendors every single day as the initial, onsite point-of-contact. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the workplace operates seamlessly so that Silazens can be productive. You are known for building trust and rapport and helping maintain a healthy and collaborative relationship between the People Team and the organization. You are organized and have an unbridled appetite for learning new things and deploying creative solutions in the workplace.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Build a positive, hospitable atmosphere at the front desk, checking in guests, ensuring they have completed all check-in steps, and notifying hosts of guest arrival. Survey and maintain the office to provide Silazens with an enjoyable workplace experience, including but not limited to: Ensuring office operations and procedures are in place and functioning; lights, furniture, signs,...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 12, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking a hands-on, team-oriented engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to innovate lithium-ion battery technologies. This position will focus on optimizing the performance of our materials in state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. You will be working cross-functionally with scientists, equipment engineers, process 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 Iterate on materials and process combinations to generate knowledge about and optimize performance of cells made with Sila material Work independently to direct projects, effectively prioritize experiments, troubleshoot problems, and drive results to completion Proactively invest in our...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 12, 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
Jun 05, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Technical Program Manager, you will be essential to Sila’s success in developing manufacturing technologies that drastically increase efficiency and reduce costs for Sila’s next-generation battery materials.  You work cross-functional with Process Development, Equipment Development, Supply Chain, Capital Projects, Finance as well as business partners.  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 team environment KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 04, 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
Jun 04, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Program Manager at Sila, you’ll play a key role both inside the company and out, as a strong advocate for the customer. You will support and lead our work programs to successful completion and help ensure our customers’ successful products launch in the market. You’ll work directly with our customers and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. Our programs are highly technical: the ideal candidate will be comfortable working directly with technical teams, and also able to communicate clearly across different parts of the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Build relationships within Customer, Partner, and Sila teams to align program strategy, direction, and changes Responsible for tracking key program milestones and recommending adjustments Establish and maintain relationships with cross-functional teams at Sila and Customers Represent and advocate for Customer Create efficient processes for assessing, reporting on, and managing...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 04, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As an Accounts Payable Specialist on the Finance team, you will manage the accounts payable processes, including maintaining a large number of vendor accounts while aligning with company policies and ensuring all supplier invoices are accurately documented, recorded, authorized, and paid timely.  You will also ensure expense reporting for corporate credits cards are completed by all personnel in a timely manner, including categorization of expenses and collection of receipts.  Additionally, you will reconcile all accounts payable and credit card expenses at the end of every month for timely month-end close processes. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Review, code, and process supplier invoices promptly and appropriately to ensure accuracy and timeliness of bill payment.  Learn Sila’s chart of accounts to be able to validate transaction categorization as well as suggest or correct categorizations.  Communicate effectively with other departments to ensure...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 04, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Customer Program Manager at Sila, you’ll play a key role both inside the company and out, as a strong advocate for the customer. You will support and lead our work programs to successful completion and help ensure our customers’ successful products launch in the market. You’ll work directly with our customers and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. Our programs are highly technical: the ideal candidate will be comfortable working directly with technical teams, and also able to communicate clearly across different parts of the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Build relationships within Customer, Partner, and Sila teams to align program strategy, direction, and changes Responsible for tracking key program milestones and recommending adjustments Establish and maintain relationships with cross-functional teams at Sila and Customers Represent and advocate for Customer Create efficient processes for assessing, reporting on, and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 04, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is seeking a versatile Project Engineer for our Capital Projects team to play a key 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  Support all aspects of...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 04, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As our Marketing Lead, you will drive all marketing and communications programs for the company, working with our VP, Marketing in elevating the Sila brand, building awareness for the company and our products, driving content development, improving our social media presence, managing our PR efforts, and owning corporate event management.  You are an exceptional writer and communicator, a master at all things marketing, and thrive in a dynamic, get-it-done environment.  You have experience diving deep into technology to produce high-impact marketing tools and elevating the narrative to position a brand more broadly.  You will play an instrumental role in shaping our presence in the marketplace, solidifying Sila’s leadership position for the long-term.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Participate in the development of our marketing strategy and plan, leading the execution of all deliverables and milestones Drive the launch of a refreshed brand identity,...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 03, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Technical Project Manager for our development partnerships, you ensure each project progresses towards timely success by detailing project timelines, anticipating roadblocks and coordinating mitigation approaches, as well as helping develop new processes and craft existing processes to identify and manage resources. These partnerships are focused on validating new product solutions and cell designs, and are a critical part of our development process.  In this role, you work closely with scientists and engineers throughout Sila and with our partners in North America, Europe, and Asia on multiple projects at the same time, so you are a multi-tasker who builds or uses existing tools to efficiently handle responsibilities.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Create and maintain schedules for projects with multiple partners  Clearly report on schedules, budgets, and progress towards milestones to key partners  Proactively identify and highlight...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 02, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a sourcing specialist in Sila’s supply chain team, you will lead the development, management, and optimization of Sila’s supply network across all of the company’s indirect spend categories.  This will include leading RFP (Request for Proposal) processes, negotiating contracts, conducting value analyses, and owning supplier performance.  You are detail oriented, technically astute, and committed to high standards of integrity and you possess the intrinsic motivation to build a growing and critical sourcing function to deliver competitive advantage to Sila.  You’ll be working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment across multiple organizations in the company where business acumen along with collaborative problem-solving abilities are prerequisites for success. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Assess potential suppliers and lead sourcing of the most appropriate based on agreed criteria in all indirect spend categories including information technology...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jun 02, 2021
WHO YOU ARE Sila Nanotechnologies is looking for an experienced Project Manager for our Capital Projects team to lead the coordination and construction of new battery material manufacturing facilities. Your initial multi-year project will manage the design and build of Sila’s next-generation 100 GWh anode material factory. In this role, you will use your experience to identify and build new project management processes and tools at Sila. 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  Direct and oversee key phases of Sila large capital projects and construction management including: project planning, site development, permitting, contracts, front-end and detailed design, documentation, construction, and closeout Own overall project budget and construction schedule as well as coordination across...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 28, 2021
WHO YOU ARE As a Manufacturing Equipment Engineer you will be responsible for understanding, troubleshooting, and upgrading first-of-their-kind reactors that operate in 24/7 production. As such, you will engage with Sila’s whole stack of custom mechanical, electronic, and software assets along with supporting facilities. You thrive on deciphering complicated problems by digging deep into data, getting to root causes, and keeping meticulous records. To you, success is a machine that runs so reliably that people would forget how to debug it, except you thoroughly documented how to debug it. You’ll work hand-in-hand with the production team, equipment engineers, process engineers, software developers, and contractors to accomplish this mission. You’re a hands-on engineer with an aptitude for uptime. You engineer for keeps; your work product is robust and enduring. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Drive uptime of Sila’s production assets by diagnosing mechanical, electrical,...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 26, 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
May 26, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You are a creative, diligent, and hands-on technical contributor. You thrive in a fast paced environment and understand process safety and risk mitigation. In this role, you will help to build the standard for Process Technical Safety at Sila and guide project teams on process modifications and engineering controls to scale safely. You will be on a team, surrounded by individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds, but a similar goal. We start with first principles, develop new materials, design & qualify processes for pilot scale development & commercial production, and continually support and improve our manufacturing capability. You will enjoy closely collaborating with a core team of Process, Equipment, Manufacturing, and Environmental Health and Safety representatives on multi-phase, multi-year projects. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Mentor engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing process safety...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 25, 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 lead efforts to 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 build robust plans to meet our goals and support our customer programs. You’ll be a technical leader and an integral part of the team working to usher in the next generation of electric vehicles. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Collaboratively define and prioritize areas of exploration and development relating to commercial readiness of Sila materials and tailor plans to customer requirements Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to advance our understanding of Sila material and improve cell performance...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 25, 2021
WHO YOU ARE You’re an engineering leader with the people and technical skills to bring the next generation of lithium-ion batteries to market. As a manager on the Battery Engineering team, you’ll lead and grow a team commercializing Sila’s materials through integration and qualification with cell manufacturing partners. You’ll guide collaboration with technical and business teams at Sila as well as external partners and customers and help the team set and reach ambitious, realistic goals by building streamlined systems, setting clear responsibilities, empowering team members, and owning a large part of our team’s growth and Sila’s success. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Coach and support engineers by providing consistent feedback, guidance through challenges, and development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth Build competency in our technology, particularly around integration into cell manufacturing, and work with subject matter experts to...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 25, 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...