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Exide Technologies Embedded Systems Engineer - Lithium-Ion Battery Applications in Charlottesville, Virginia


The Embedded Systems Engineer is responsible for the completion of lithium-ion battery related projects through the use of hardware and software engineering tools, applications and sound design principles. Most assignments will directly relate to developing proper CAN bus communication firmware to communicate with battery chargers, Lithium-Ion Battery Management Systems (BMS), forklift truck and AGV (Automatically Guided Vehicle) instrumentation.

The Engineer is also responsible for responding to customer product application requests (internal and external) for technical information relating to lithium-ion batteries, chargers, and their applications.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operate as a subject matter expert for CAN bus applications and various CAN bus protocol interfaces.

  • Complete and document assigned projects through application of sound electrical and software engineering principles, tools and theories.

  • Initiate or revise specifications, deviations, drawings and proposals as needed in the course of problem resolution.

  • Provide technical assistance and training to factory, sales, service, marketing, and customer personnel.

  • Develop and execute test plans to fulfill requests for product and application information.

  • Recommend and assist in the development and testing of new products to support lithium customer applications.

  • Perform and monitor field evaluations of new lithium products. Document and report field data.

  • Recommend design changes to lithium battery and charger systems to improve the product performance

  • Develop and implement guidelines for the proper sale and application of lithium products.

  • Perform review of customer’s operations to aid in proper product use and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data to understand customer applications.

  • Perform application analysis on customer site to support sales, marketing, and lithium product warranty.

  • Provide product application training to sales force and customers. Assist development of training materials.

  • Generate ideas leading to cost reduction and product or process improvement.

  • Extensive direct customer interface – professional manner and strong verbal communication skills required


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education, Experience, Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Software Engineering plus minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering, testing and product development in an industrial environment

  • Good understanding of fundamental software development concepts

  • Strongobject-oriented skills

  • Programming experience in C/C++ is required. Python experience is a plus

  • Experience with source control (git) and continuous integration

  • Extensive hands-on CAN bus experience is highly preferred

  • Lithium battery experience preferred

  • Must be comfortable and competent working with high energy systems (480V AC, 30Kw battery systems)

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge

Language Skills

  • Ability to write detailed technical reports concerning assigned projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good record keeping and documentation skills.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, and to communicate professionally with customers

PC Software Knowledge

  • Computer applications knowledge in Windows environment with MS Office experience

Physical Demands

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs.), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment is typical. However, there will be frequent field and factory visits where there is some exposure to industrial environments including lithium and lead acid batteries, fumes, dirt, and noise

Travel, other requirements

  • Domestic Travel within the US – typical 25-30%

  • Additional occasional international travel - once or twice annually for 5-8 day durations

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2019-2332

Category Sales

Position Type Regular Full-Time