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Sr. Systems Engineer

Alsym Energy

Alsym Energy

Software Engineering
Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024

Job Title: Sr. Systems Engineer, BESS

Job Summary: Alsym Energy is looking for a self-driven and motivated engineer with a passion in the field of energy storage. In this position, the candidate will have an opportunity to design, build and deploy a Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) solution for wide ranging applications including grid storage, data centers, microgrids, and C&I applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the design, development, and integration of the BESS technology with demanding performance requirements.

About Alsym Energy: Alsym Energy has developed an innovative non-flammable, high-performance rechargeable battery chemistry that’s free of lithium and cobalt and targeted for applications in stationary and grid storage. In this role you will be a key part of the customer qualification process, design-in opportunities, and other customer facing engagements. Investors include General Catalyst, Thrive Capital, Tata Ltd. and others.

Key Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering in the energy storage industry, working on rack and container design and engineering for grid-storage and microgrid applications.
  • Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering principles, power systems, battery technologies, and energy storage systems.
  • Proven ability to apply systems engineering principles and practices throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Experience with battery management systems (BMS) and power conversion systems (PCS).
  • Experience with energy modeling and simulation software will be a plus.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of racks and containers for BESS applications, including power electronics, thermal management, and control systems. Work with a cross-functional team to design the overall system architecture, including the interconnection of components, communication protocols, and control algorithms.
  • Develop battery container layouts and coordinate with electrical, mechanical, and other engineering team members for complete packages for installation.
  • Designs for different types of battery enclosure type solutions like cabinet type, container type, residential type storage solution. Identify and quantify energy conservation opportunities associated with Batteries / PCS / HVAC / FFS for different enclosure systems.
  • Develop single-line and three-line diagrams with required electrical details for the battery system in accordance with local codes and requirements.
  • Understand AC Coupled and DC coupled Battery Energy Storage systems.
  • Use simulation tools to model system behavior under different design considerations as well as operating conditions, validating the design, and optimizing performance.
  • Ensure adherence to industry standards and regulations related to energy storage systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge on latest standards on design, testing and validations like IEC 62933, UL9540A, NFPA 855, UL 1973, IEC 62619 etc.,
  • Knowledge of utility grid interconnection standards, such as UL/IEEE standards
  • Prepare technical documentation, including system specifications, design documents, test reports, and user manuals.
  • Engage with customers to identify relevant usage applications such as power smoothening, ancillary services, peak shifting etc., and determination of battery profile, dispatch optimization for different applications.
  • Identify, engage, and support partners to help with system integration and site development.
  • Engage with and support customers in design and deployment strategies.
  • Support Alsym Energy’s sales, marketing and business development activities.

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:

We are committed to providing equitable compensation and a healthy working environment for our employees with a benefits package that provides the support that you need. We offer premium medical insurance cost through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental insurance through Bento Dental, offer a flexible Paid Time Off program, and maintain a firm Harassment Policy that includes Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Gender Protections. Every employee is also eligible for PFML, 401k, and stock options. A full listing of our benefits may be provided after an offer has been issued.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity & inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.