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Senior Systems Engineer - Energy Storage



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

Your Role and your Team:

We are seeking a talented and passionate Senior Energy Storage System Engineer to join our dynamic team dedicated to revolutionizing the future of transportation through electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and optimizing cutting-edge battery systems that power our advanced eVTOL aircraft. Your expertise will contribute to achieving enhanced energy efficiency, extended flight endurance, and overall performance improvements, pushing the boundaries of electric aviation.

Your Day to Day:

  • Battery System Design: Develop requirements and architectures for high-performance battery systems considering safety, energy and power density, thermal management, and weight.
  • System Integration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical engineers, aircraft structure designers, and software developers, to seamlessly integrate battery systems into the eVTOL platform.
  • Performance Optimization: Continuously improve the battery system design by implementing advanced algorithms, controls, and monitoring techniques to maximize energy efficiency, enhance battery lifespan, and optimize power management during flight operations.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure that battery systems meet the highest safety standards and regulatory requirements, performing risk assessments, and implementing appropriate safety measures to mitigate potential hazards associated with high-power lithium-ion batteries.
  • Prototyping and Testing: Oversee the fabrication and testing of battery prototypes, coordinating with technicians and external partners, and analyzing performance data to drive iterative design improvements.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Create detailed technical documentation, specifications, and reports, presenting findings and recommendations to cross functional stakeholders and regulatory authorities when required.

Your Profile:

  • 5+ years experience in an energy storage system focused position or similar position.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of battery systems, particularly lithium-ion technology, with hands-on experience in battery design, development, and integration.
  • Proficiency in battery and power distribution network modeling, simulation, and testing.
  • Familiarity with system engineering and functional safety guidelines for aerospace or similar safety critical applications.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a groundbreaking industry and work with a dynamic and innovative team. We offer competitive compensation packages, excellent benefits, and the chance to work with the latest tools and technologies in aerospace system engineering. If you have a passion for aerospace and eVTOL and want to work on challenging and rewarding projects in battery development, please apply today!


Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.