Process Engineering sub-group Lead (Experienced)

Sila Nanotechnologies, Alameda, CA

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Sila Nanotechnologies seeks a creative, diligent, and forward-thinking leader to build teams to design and implement production processes for the next generation of battery materials. As an experienced leader, you will leverage your personal, scientific and industrial toolkit to provide deliverables to material development, capital projects and production Process engineering within the larger Process engineering team.  We research first principles, develop new materials, design and qualify processes for pilot and commercial scale, and continually support and improve our manufacturing capability.  Our team is our strength.  Help make it even better.


  • Hire and develop talented process engineers
  • For direct reports - collaboratively develop goals, coordinate and track progress of plans, allocate roles and responsibilities, and navigate challenges and roadblocks
  • Generate and evolve technical knowledge for a process set which may include mechanical, conversion and/or deposition processes
  • Lead knowledge and deliverable creation for technical projects
  • Set standards for, and review, technical deliverables for process modeling, process design, tool specification/qualification, process development/qualification and production process engineering
  • Identify and articulate details that drive process outcomes
  • Proactively identify future needs and propose and implement solutions
  • Improve group technical and non-technical workflows


  • Engineering degree with 10+ years of process engineering experience
  • Five years of technical management experience at an established company
  • Demonstrated history of helping people excel
  • Familiar with materials, chemistry, equipment and statistical process control
  • Desire to teach, work with a team, and also have ability to solve problems alone
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and eager to create structure


  • Technical expertise in more than one of the process types described above
  • Participation on a major capital project team from conception to construction
  • Novel material discovery experience
  • Production support experience in an operating facility

About Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. is delivering the next generation chemistry of materials that change the landscape of what is possible with batteries. We enable dramatically higher energy density batteries for smaller, lighter, longer-lasting wearables & portable electronics, mass adoption of electric vehicles, and practical use of renewable energy. Our first products, which you can test in cells today, increase the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries by 20% to 40%. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale, and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes. Founded by Tesla Motors battery engineers and a Georgia Tech materials science professor, Sila is backed by top tier investors led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel. Our company culture is built on personal growth, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and safety. We are building a world-class materials company, where our team is close, our debates are data-driven, and our office puppies are named Angstrom, Gadget, and Lumen.

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