BioLite Hiring: Engineer III, Energy Systems

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Ashley Pérez

May 30, 2024, 1:01:47 PMMay 30

BioLite is looking for a passionate Development Engineer who is well-experienced in areas of design, development, and testing. In this role, You will lead the execution of new product opportunities focusing on emerging energy markets from benchtop concept through development into field demonstrations.


Title: Engineer III, Energy Systems

Hours: Full-time

LocationMilwaukee, WI. The role is on-site with the opportunity for occasional remote work.

Reports to: Director of Systems Engineering

Compensation: Salary range is $90,000 to $110,000 depending on candidate experience. 

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare plans (medical, dental, vision). BioLite pays 100% of monthly premiums.
  • Paid holidays, PTO, and family leave
  • Free One Medical membership (Location dependent)
  • Community bonus plan and equity stock options.
  • Referral Program
  • Adventure Stipend (after two years)- matched vacation and PTO to go on an adventure that aligns with BioLite's mission (outdoor recreation, climate, social impact).
  • Community engagement activities - e.g. opportunity to go on annual company camping trip to test our equipment

About BioLite:

BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1) developing-world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and electricity.

BioLite believes in a bright and safe future for all, and that includes life at work. BioLite is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we strive to enable everyone to show up as their full selves. An inclusive environment and culture makes our solutions better and our entire team smarter. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

This Role: 

BioLite is looking for a passionate Development Engineer well-experienced in areas of design, development and testing. You will work with a motivated product development team with an excitement for energy systems, motivated by a powerful social mission. You will lead the execution of new product opportunities focusing on emerging energy markets from benchtop concept, through development, into field demonstrations. You'll work with our Product Development team, External Engineering Contractors and consultants, our Manufacturing team, and Supply-Chain partners to bring new energy products to the world.

You Will:

  • Lead the development of a new product set specifically focused on bringing energy to developing countries such as South Africa.
  • Coordinate with the Brooklyn Engineering Team to perform design & development activities including prototyping, testing, and reporting.
  • Develop work plans, test plans, assign and assume responsibilities, train and mentor cross-functional teams including technicians, interns, fellow engineers.
  • Communicate with all levels of leadership regarding project status: risks, milestones, and contingencies, from peer-to-peer to the CEO.
  • Implement existing and upcoming electrification technologies that relate to Energy Storage (Lithium-Ion Battery Systems), Conversion (DC-DC, DC-AC, AC-DC), and In-Home Distribution (AC-utility, DC-solar, protections, regulations).
  • Develop engineering workspaces from the ground-up: construct lab layouts, specify and purchase the necessary test equipment, research and configure data acquisition equipment for field data collection.
  • Travel: (a) Domestic and (b) International-Asia is required for vendor and manufacturer- supplier builds, approximately twice. (c) International to emerging markets (South Africa) will be required at least once, accompanied by local and domestic partners.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years' technical experience in the engineering field
  • Experience in Energy Storage: including large-format lithium ion battery packs (>200Wh), their applications, safe handling and deployment practices
  • Experience in Energy Conversion & Distribution: switching AC and DC power electronics and their topologies (controllers, inverters, regulators, etc…), safety elements
  • Experience in Testing: how to independently and cross-functionally design and Implement meaningful exercises that mitigate risk
  • Experience working within a rapid-release (sprint) software development cycle for embedded microcontroller systems

To Apply:

Please include a cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position and PDF of your resume. #LI-Hybrid

Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can meet every detail in the job description. We want to find the best candidate for the job and recognize that may come from a combination of knowledge, skills and experience not listed in the current role requirements. If interested, we encourage you to apply and connect your background and skill set to this role.

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