Battery System Engineer

The Fifth Mode of Transportation – Tachyon Hyperloop

Combine controlled levitating of a capsule in a near vacuum tube with an electrical propulsion system and you might have a hyperloop in a nutshell. We at Tachyon are certain that revolutionizing the transport sector with high innovation in combination with sustainability is not just possible, but necessary for a bright and exciting future for every one of us. Be a part of a fascinating and groundbreaking mission and help us establish a new highly innovate green-tech sector in Germany and Europe

About this position

We call our vehicle as “Pod”. Our first prototype will have its own Li-Ion battery storage. Its very crucial to regulate the temperature, voltages of these batteries during the testing and more challenges will be present when we will test the Pod in near vacuum. Your job will to design efficient battery system and BMS to achieve highest performance from the Pod.

Requirements for position

  • Experience in Li-ion battery technology and CAN system (modeling, operating strategies, battery management systems)
  • Experience in cell/battery testing and data analysis with Matlab.
  • Good understanding of state-of-the-art battery technology (industrial cell types) and its use in electrical systems (battery system design, drive chain, charger, thermal management)
  • Enthusiasm about interdisciplinary teamwork
  • high self-drive
  • dedicated to the project
  • Living in Aachen

What will be your tasks

  • Understand and optimize the current battery system
  • Simulate and optimize the energy consumption during the testing
  • Develop our own BMS for future versions of the Pod
  • Finally assemble the battery pack and associated electronics.

What do we offer

  • Opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice and to implement your own ideas in a motivated and exciting environment
  • Surround yourself with a group of extraordinary students who all want more from their studies
  • Contact with potential employers and establishment of a network (in industry and research)
  • Pre-start-up experience
  • Advantages for career-start through project experience
  • THE BEST time of your study-life!

If you think you would be a good fit for our team, then apply to us now.
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