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ZG - Savska Opatovina, HRV

Senior Cell Research Engineer (m/f)

 

Senior Cell Research Engineer (m/f)
ZG - Savska Opatovina, Croatia

About Rimac Automobili 

 

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

 

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

 

We always wanted to be more than just a place to work. What we do and how all our employees feel is highly important to us.

We share a home at our headquarters in Croatia, on the outskirts of Zagreb. We work to build an inclusive culture where everyone can do their life’s work.

But big ideas need space to grow, so we are looking to expand our facilities soon, and move our global HQ into the Rimac Campus, designed around the employees. The Rimac Campus is going to be our long-term home, a place where we can design, engineer, test, produce and market our products, and enjoy doing so. 

 

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

 

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

Responsibilities:
 

  • Define and develop Rimac's next-generation of battery cells
  • Provide battery cell related technical expertise and leadership
  • Build strong partnerships with cell suppliers globally
  • Work internally and with external cell suppliers to advance battery cell chemistry, materials, and cell structure for superior battery performance
  • Define, develop and independently manage research projects with national and international partners – including startups and academic partners.
  • Working with diverse teams to extract additional performance from existing cells (energy, power, lifetime) through improved physical design, state detection and control
  • Determine the optimal cell for a diverse range of products
  • Support product development activities, such as system and cell testing for validation, DFMEA development, cell modelling
  • Generate novel cell testing methods (Performance, lifetime, safety)
  • Review academic literature of lithium-ion cells and beyond to advance Rimac’s battery cell technology



Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of the electrochemistry, physics and fundamentals of batteries
  • Excellent problem solving and experimental design approach, driven by curiosity and attention to detail
  • Experience working with major cell suppliers
  • Direct experience of cell testing and modelling
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Experience innovating on new and existing technologies by choosing appropriate tools and testing, analyzing and interpreting data, and using sound scientific judgement
  • A strong desire to drive adoption of next generation technology and create the very best product

What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office 
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month 
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

 

We thank all those who submit applications for this role. Please note that only those candidates who meet the required experience and qualifications will be contacted directly. All of our applicants will be provided with equal opportunities regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, culture or any other non-work related personal characteristic. All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the regulations of personal data protection.