BMS Hardware Design Engineer at American Battery Solutions in Lake Orion, Michigan

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

American Battery Solutions has a full-time opening for a (BMS Hardware Design Engineer) in Lake Orion, Michigan.

Job Summary:

The Battery Management System (BMS) Hardware Design Engineer plays a critical role in the design and development of advanced battery management systems for high-voltage battery applications. They are responsible for creating the hardware architecture and components that monitor, control, and optimize the performance of batteries in various applications. Their work will contribute to improving battery safety, lifespan, and efficiency. The BMS Hardware Design Engineer will work closely with the rest of the BMS team to develop a flexible hardware platform that can be used across different sectors. They will collaborate with the team to identify key components, such as microprocessors and connectors, and decide on other components and chip selections. They will have a strong knowledge of high voltage safety, automotive safety, and UL safety standards as they apply to battery systems.


  • Work with both internal and external customers on defining system and performance requirements.

  • Design and develop the hardware components of the Battery Management System (BMS), including printed circuit boards (PCBs), microcontrollers, analog and digital circuits, and sensors.

  • Create detailed schematics, evaluate component selection, and collaborate with PCB layout designers to ensure the reliability and functionality of the BMS hardware.

  • Build and test hardware prototypes, ensuring they meet performance and safety specifications. Make design improvements as needed.

  • Develop and integrate monitoring circuits and sensors to measure key battery parameters such as voltage, current, temperature, and state of charge.

  • Design communication interfaces (e.g., CAN, SPI, I2C) for data exchange between the BMS and other components in the energy storage system.

  • Ensure the hardware design adheres to relevant safety standards, such as ISO 26262 or IEC 62133, and conduct safety analysis.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, system engineers, and testing teams, to integrate the BMS into the overall energy storage system.

  • Create comprehensive design documentation, including specifications, test plans, DFMEA, and test reports.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware-related issues, making improvements to enhance BMS performance.

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices to continually improve the BMS hardware design.

  • Adhere to federal and state regulations.

  • Adhere to all company policies, processes, and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

  • Predictable and reliable attendance.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in automotive or similar hardware development/ leadership.

  • Proven experience in hardware design, particularly in battery management systems or similar embedded systems.

  • Proficiency in PCB design tools (e.g., Altium Designer, Cadence) and simulation tools (e.g., SPICE).

  • Strong knowledge of analog and digital circuit design, microcontrollers, and sensor integration.

  • Experience with battery technologies, battery safety, and relevant industry standards.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong communication and documentation skills.

  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., C/C++) is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a team and individually.

  • Proven ability to analyze problems and find solutions.

Key Competencies:

  • Communications: Exchanges thoughts, feelings, and information effectively.

  • Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services, while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results.

  • Delivers Results: Achievement-oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before.

  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals and organizational objectives.

  • Takes Initiative: Exhibits strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.

  • Influences Others: Has personal and organizational impact built on mutual trust, fairness, and honesty. Flexes their style to direct, collaborate, or empower, as the situation requires.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment.

  • Ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen.

  • May need to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and/or position the body to reach items on the floor/below knee level or reach overhead.

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about in industrial environments and on uneven terrain.

  • Works in a temperature-controlled office environment, with occasional work in outdoor weather conditions, and in industrial environments. The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.

Benefits Overview

  • Paid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, and parental leave.

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.

  • Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.

  • Voluntary benefits offerings.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Employee Referral program.

  • Employee development and career growth opportunities.

About Us

At American Battery Solutions (ABS) we are developing the next generation of battery energy storage systems that will power the vehicles of today and tomorrow! Our team works with the latest technologies and battery chemistries engineering, testing, and manufacturing batteries to power the world's electric propulsion transition. At ABS you may get a chance to work on a project for an autonomous warehouse robot or an autonomous lawnmower, or you may work on a battery for a fleet of delivery vehicles or a transit bus, or even an EV start-up or a massive grid energy storage system. Our team is led by some of the industry's most experienced professionals, but we pride ourselves on developing a diverse team of next-generation battery experts.

The Location - Lake Orion

American Battery Solutions Headquarters and Innovation Center is located in the heart of South-East Michigan in Orion Township. Orion Township is a Pure Michigan Trail Town that has a long-standing dedication to enhancing trails and pathways in its community, which is home to the Polly Ann Trail, Paint Creek Trail, and Iron Belle Trail. The township boasts more than 50 miles of trails. Southeast Michigan also boasts some of the best eating around! Whether your interest is in furthering your education, enjoying one of the many regional sporting events, or enjoying the vast outdoors that Michigan has to offer, you'll be at the center of it here!

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