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Lead Battery Design Engineer - EV


Mountain View, CA, US

Auto req ID: 1305 
Title: Lead Battery Design Engineer - EV 
Job Function: Engineering 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


Harley-Davidson is on a mission to the lead the electrification of the Motorcycle Industry and is excited to open LiveWire Labs, our Development Innovation Center focused on EV Systems. We are looking for an EV Lead Battery Design Engineer to join an experienced team driving the innovation, design and development of the EV components for H-D’s future portfolio of HV and LV electric vehicles.


In this position you will:


  • Work as a technical lead on the mechanical engineering team, where you will focus on the battery cell interconnect design and process development, but also be involved with the battery and power electronics enclosures, thermal management design, and chassis integration.
  • Setup interconnect machines and work with advanced manufacturing to develop the process, test scheme, and assist in prototype builds, repairs, and analysis.
  • Utilize individual and group design, drawing, specification and code reviews to demonstrate and drive the application of robust technical fundamentals to optimize vehicle performance, quality, DFM/DFA and cost.
  • Leverage H-D’s extensive product development assets including test labs, proving grounds and expert product development capabilities to deliver best-in-class performance, usability and quality. 


Education Required:


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or software engineering. Advanced degree appreciated.


Knowledge & Experience Required:


  • Design and development of EV mechanical systems, including battery packs, electric motors, battery management systems, chargers, and battery cell and HV interconnect systems.
  • Deep understanding of EV component’s underlying physics, functions and how they can be optimized to drive customer-valued differentiation and business value.
  • Experience designing and developing systems/components utilizing multiple manufacturing processes.
  • World-class results using 3D CAD, engineering calculations, analysis/simulation and GD&T.
  • Success in solving challenging technical problems in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Electrical, Thermal Engineering, Engineering

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