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
Oct 21, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic on the Manufacturing team, you are diligent and mechanically-adept to help build and maintain our equipment and infrastructure. You will contribute with on-shift equipment and facility maintenance, repair, and on-the-spot troubleshooting support. You  will have experience performing preventative maintenance on various types of equipment and providing a safe, rapid response to equipment downtime in a manufacturing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Maintain and service existing tools (perform PMs) and infrastructure to support manufacturing operations Use and improve standard operating procedures and equipment best practices Use knowledge of vacuum, electrical, PLC, pneumatic, and mechanical systems to troubleshoot and repair equipment Able to change compressed gas cylinders, inert and flammable Install and test plumbing in vacuum and high-pressure gas systems Perform basic wiring and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Oct 02, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Program Manager, Consumer Electronics 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 Travel to Customer and Partner locations (primarily North America/ Asia/ Europe) to develop, set, and update program plans Responsible for tracking key program milestones and recommending adjustments Establish and maintain relationships with...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 22, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You are a self-sufficient, experienced, hands-on Equipment Design Engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and completing big, complex 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 in-house...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 19, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You are a self-sufficient, experienced, highly capable Controls and Automation Engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and taking big, complex projects across the finish line. In your work at Sila, you will be responsible for architecting, designing, and deploying industrial machine control software and electronics that are robust, expandable, deterministic, and exceptionally well-documented. You have excellent communication skills to harmoniously collaborate with a wide range of skill sets: from scientists to technicians during the design stage, to out-of-house service providers across big, complicated interfaces during the build stage. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work collaboratively with other teams to design robust, modular, well documented machine control code and electrical subsystems for synthesis tools. Architect and deploy software for next generation synthesis tools Contribute to and improve internally-developed software...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 19, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As an R&D Operations Manager on the Battery Engineering team, you’ll focus on synthesizing and executing a vision for our battery operations that integrate and test Sila’s materials in cells, a critical component in developing material concepts and facilitating integration at battery manufacturers. You're an insightful and collaborative manager who can look ahead to future challenges and coordinate a team to address them. Your work will include developing and growing our battery operations team, interfacing with multiple internal stakeholders, and spearheading both short- and long-term projects to grow and refine our capabilities. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Plans, grows, and continuously improves the processes that integrate and test Sila’s materials in battery cells; develops material concepts and facilitates integration at battery manufacturers.  Coordinates teams to communicate and address foreseen challenges.  Diagnoses lab problems, tests...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 19, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You are a self-sufficient, experienced, highly capable Controls and Automation Engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and maintaining and improving big, complex machines. In your work at Sila, you will be responsible for ensuring custom machines and facility systems run flawlessly. You will be responsible for maintaining and improving machine control software and electronics in a robust, expandable, deterministic, and exceptionally well-documented manner. You have excellent communication skills to harmoniously collaborate with a wide range of skill sets: from scientists conducting research to technicians and engineers who interact with the machines daily. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work collaboratively with other teams (Data Systems, Manufacturing, Process) to maintain, troubleshoot, and improve machine control code and electrical subsystems for synthesis tools and facilities. Ensure operational excellence of machines and their...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 10, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Senior Software Engineer on the Data Systems Team, you will work closely and consultatively with our world-class engineering and research teams to understand their work and the challenges they face. You will leverage your full-stack technical expertise to propose, design and build solutions that make our scientists, engineers and technicians more productive. On any given day, you may be found coding a better user interface, testing out a new data acquisition system, streamlining a data pipeline, or implementing a better processing algorithm. Your solutions will help accelerate innovation and democratize data at Sila by integrating and extending the Sila data platform with new use cases. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Collaborate with Battery Engineering, Research and Manufacturing group members to identify key challenges and prioritize projects Design and build high quality, maintainable software to address key challenges Participate in rigorous...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Sep 03, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Production Asset 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
Aug 26, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Manufacturing Technician on the Manufacturing Operations Team, you will safely operate production tools using standard operating procedures to synthesize material from process step to process step. During your shift, you will verify that all production material made meets the defined quality specifications. Your role is instrumental in ensuring that the Manufacturing Team meets and exceeds set production deliverables and targets. You communicate effectively and clearly. You are able to provide specific examples on safety and are willing to speak up. You will also use your analytical aptitude to troubleshoot issues and demonstrate your initiative and willingness to learn. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Immediately report emergencies, incidents, and near misses to the Manufacturing Supervisor Safely operate process and analytical tools Carryout wet chemical processes with manual to semi-automated equipment Identify and correct small...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Aug 12, 2020
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 efforts to test Sila’s materials in both internal development and commercial production cells with an eye toward cell qualification. 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  Collaboratively define and prioritize areas of exploration and development relating to commercial readiness of Sila materials Support our partners in incorporating Sila technology in development, validation, and early production builds. Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test the performance of cells made using Sila’s materials against cell qualification standards Effectively communicate ideas and results internally across diverse Sila teams and externally to customers and partners Collaborate...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jul 25, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Technical Program Manager at Sila, you play a key role in bringing our most innovative ideas to product life.  You collaborate seamlessly with our research, development, products, battery engineering and operations teams . You pull together cohesive plans with your cross-functional teams and manage execution of product development projects from early concepts to development, integration, qualification and product launch. You work side-by-side with both technical and business teammates to highlight future challenges and coordinate efforts to address them. You are equally comfortable presenting your team’s recommendations at the executive leadership-level as you are with leading a technical tradeoff discussion with the development team to drive informed, strategic decisions. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work with cross-functional teams to develop project plans and manage product development programs from concept to launch Proactively identify and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jul 22, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You're an empathetic leader with the skills and drive to coordinate a cross-functional team tasked with integrating Sila’s materials into next-generation batteries. Your work will include coaching and growing our battery research and development team, helping to define technical direction and facilitating collaboration with multiple internal stakeholders.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES   Coach and support engineers and scientists through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and providing development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth Build competency in our technology and work with SMEs to help build, communicate, and direct technical goals and plans Recruit, interview, hire, and onboard new Silazens to expand our team’s capabilities and diversity Establish or improve upon systems for efficient and productive discussion of ideas, decision making and information sharing Facilitate cross-functional...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jul 14, 2020
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 efforts to test Sila’s materials in both internal development and commercial production cells with an eye toward cell qualification. You already know the details of how existing lithium-ion batteries are designed and made at scale - now be part of the next step forward. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Design, carry out, and analyze experiments to test the performance of cells made using Sila’s materials against cell qualification standards Identify and help build testing capabilities required to prepare for external cell qualification tests Collaboratively define and prioritize areas of exploration and development relating to commercial readiness of Sila materials, execute projects within that domain Effectively communicate ideas and results internally across diverse Sila teams and externally to customers and partners...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
Jul 07, 2020
WHO YOU ARE The head of Manufacturing Operations will oversee all aspects of manufacturing’s operations to ensure high quality Sila next generation battery material is produced safely with high equipment efficiency. The individual will build and scale the team to prepare for the next generation of technology and future facilities.  A strong foundation in engineering methodologies should be used to drive and motivate the team with a strong focus on building a continuous improvement mindset. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Lead and manage a team of Operations, Planning, Procurement, Logistics, and Maintenance Build and grow a high-performing team, developing personnel that exemplify the Sila Manufacturing culture to prepare the organization for the scale-up of commercial equipment and facilities Identify training needs and leverage resources within the company to provide necessary growth opportunities Organize and streamline work-streams, programs,...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 06, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As the head of Software and Data Systems at Sila, you will grow and mentor the world-class software and systems engineering team that drives the design, development and adoption of Sila’s data platform, integrating state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery research with automated, high-volume, software-configurable manufacturing. The Software and Data Systems team enables ongoing success in a complex, multi-disciplinary business through the quality, accessibility, and insight-generating power of data. We write and run modern, data-driven applications, software and systems infrastructure to integrate research, experimentation and product characterization with automated, high-volume, software-configurable manufacturing. We enable ongoing innovation by applying machine learning, statistical analysis, and sophisticated visualization to both factory telemetry and complex laboratory datasets. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Hire, coach, and support world-class software and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Manufacturing Technician on the Manufacturing Operations Team, you will safely operate production tools using standard operating procedures to synthesize material from process step to process step. During your shift, you will verify that all production material made meets the defined quality specifications. Your role is instrumental in ensuring that the Manufacturing Team meets and exceeds set production deliverables and targets. You communicate effectively and clearly. You are able to provide specific examples on safety and are willing to speak up. You will also use your analytical aptitude to troubleshoot issues and demonstrate your initiative and willingness to learn. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Immediately report emergencies, incidents, and near misses to the Manufacturing Supervisor Safely operate process and analytical tools Carryout wet chemical processes with manual to semi-automated equipment Identify and correct small...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Maintenance Technician on the Manufacturing team, you are diligent and mechanically-adept to help build and maintain our equipment and infrastructure.  You will contribute with on-shift equipment and facility maintenance, repair, and on-the-spot troubleshooting support. You  will have experience performing preventative maintenance on various types of equipment and providing a safe, rapid response to equipment downtime in a manufacturing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Maintain and service existing tools (perform PMs) and infrastructure Support and help train the 24/7 manufacturing team Use and improve standard operating procedures and equipment best practices Use knowledge of vacuum, electrical, PLC, pneumatic, and mechanical systems to troubleshoot and repair equipment Able to change compressed gas cylinders, inert and flammable Perform general building maintenance and facility upgrades Specify and purchase...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You are excited by the concept of exploring the underlying physical phenomena of novel materials synthesis techniques. While working with a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers, you will focus on unearthing the core scientific concepts that we must more deeply understand in order to scale our synthesis process safely, economically, and sustainably. You will make analytical and numerical models of thermochemical processes and use experimental results to validate them. You are someone who is comfortable building, working on, and running complex experimental apparatuses. In this role, you will help to cooperatively invent and prototype new synthesis techniques that empower a diverse team to scale up the next generation of Li-ion battery nano-materials.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Use first-principles understanding of mass and energy transport phenomena to clearly define the fundamental limitations of synthesis techniques. Use that knowledge...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
Interested in applying to Sila but don't see a position that matches your expertise and interests?  We are always looking for awesome, talented individuals who share our vision and values to join our team.    Please submit your resume and be sure to include a brief note of what you are looking for and how you could contribute at Sila. If we open a role that matches your experience, we'll be in touch!