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Energy Storage R&D Professional Team Leader

Job Description

SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. The company develops a full solution starting from the hardware and going through the embedded software and online monitoring of the hardware. On top of the wide range of hardware and software solutions, the cutting edge of business applications are being developed to reach new markets. With R&D and headquarters located in Israel, Solaredge is the perfect platform to have an impact and design the next generation of products.

What you will be dealing with:

  • You will have the opportunity to take part in research and development in shaping Solaredge next generation energy storage devices as Energy storage R&D professional team leader of additional researchers, research assistance, and technicians. 
  • A Key factor Electrochemistry Specialist as to provide Li-ion electrochemistry and technical leadership which supports battery cell development and production. The team leader will be responsible for and participate in a hands-on research and development according to the company goals. 
  • Assist in providing internal support on all matters relating to electrochemical properties and materials chemistry for Lithium-ion battery cell technology.
  • Act as technical lead and assist in recruitment of a brand-new group of scientists and technicians.
  • Support the testing and electrochemical and material analysis of li-ion cell technology development.
  • Lead and manage R&D project, delivering against agreed budget, time, and scope parameters. 
  • Perform in-house research, testing and analysis, writing technical reports and participating in review meetings to optimize future Lithium-ion battery products.
  • Support and participate with his group in the Scale-up process from research to development. 
  • Reviewing technology, reading papers to broaden knowledge. 
  • Designing experiments and evaluating performance. 
  • Developing and using advances characterization techniques. 
  • Maintenance and tracking of the R&D laboratory equipment and supply needs. 
  • From time to time, traveling to major company manufacturing sites (locally and overseas) according to the company needs and tasks in accordance with the role. 

The Successful Energy Storage R&D professional team leader Will Have:

  • PhD, Material science engineering, chemistry / electrochemistry is essential.
  • Extensive understanding and experience with li-ion battery materials.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in R&D chemistry lab for energy storage devices
  • At least 2 years of experience in leading R&D team. 
  • Substantial prior work experience or research into the field of electro-chemistry, ideally within the development of Li-ion battery cell technology which includes demonstrated records of technical accomplishments in 
  • 1) battery materials and electrolytes, 
  • 2) cell design development, characterization, and performance evaluation, and 
  • 3) materials processing and manufacturing. 
  • A strong knowledge, experience, analysis and understanding of electrochemical properties and materials chemistry, ideally from both a commercial and research-based Li-ion energy storage cell technology background.
  • Strong documentation methods and practice is essential. 
  • Must have a team-player approach
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English