Battery Management System Software Engineer

American Battery Solutions Inc.
March 12, 2023
Orion Township, MI
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Job Summary

The BMS Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and execution of Battery Management System (BMS) software and controls applications in both 48V and high-voltage lithium-ion battery systems. The individual will be responsible for specifying, implementing, and validating software related to Li-Ion battery systems. The candidate will need to be well-versed in software and controls development, battery algorithms, functional safety, and CAN communications as well as typical development tools.


  • Work with the requirements team to develop a functional design and implementation of battery management system software features.
  • Work with suppliers to implement and validate functional requirements including simulation on Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulators and real battery systems.
  • Work closely with the battery design team, business development team, and customers to elicit requirements and turn them into functional requirements.
  • Develop design and software for critical battery functionality.
  • Configure existing BMS to meet needs for specific customer applications.
  • Support DFMEAs for controls and battery systems.
  • Key contributor in the evaluation of potential suppliers.
  • Develop tools and requirements to be used with BMS for end of line testing and in-field use.
  • Be able to work in a wide range of environments and disciplines to avoid and solve problems in safety-critical systems.
  • Familiarity with functional safety requirements and implementation of safety-critical applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Predictable and reliable attendance.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Master preferred) in computer science, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in automotive or similar electrical systems.
  • Experience in Battery Management System software and controls.
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow (Embedded coder preferred).
  • Experience in C/C++ software development.
  • Experience with CAN and CAN development tools including CANalyzer and CANbedded.
  • Experience with High Voltage batteries and safety knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a team and individually.
  • Ability to present data/solutions in a clear manner easy for non-experts to understand.
  • Experience with Hardware-In-the-Loop Systems.
  • Ability to work in controls, software, and hardware.
  • Proven ability to analyze problems and find solutions.

Key Competencies

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

Why Join Us

American Battery Solutions (ABS) provides comprehensive benefit plan options at no cost, competitive salary, and equity eligibility to all associates. ABS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace

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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