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John Deere Senior Battery Modeling Engineer in Cary, North Carolina

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Primary Location: United States (US) - North Carolina - Cary

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Senior Battery Modeling Engineer - 96905

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position is eligible for partial remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

John Deere is seeking engineers to help develop lithium-ion battery solutions. John Deere sees demand growing for batteries as a sole- or hybrid-propulsion system for vehicles. Some products in Deere's portfolio such as turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors, compact construction, and road building equipment could rely solely on batteries as a primary power source in the future. Deere intends to continue to invest in and develop technologies to innovate, deliver value to customers, and work towards an electrified future. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative leader in precision agriculture and construction equipment and technology solutions as we continue our electrification journey towards a more sustainable future.

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Battery Modeling Engineer for John Deere Power Systems located in Cary, NC, you will...

  • Lead development of battery models for electrification simulation purposes (e.g. electrical, thermal, and again) and for a variety of battery algorithm applications.

  • Lead battery model characterization and parameter identification efforts.

  • Lead battery model validation efforts.

  • Interface with the battery test team to design relevant tests in support of battery modeling activities.

  • Interface with battery management system team to develop relevant models in support of battery algorithm activities.

  • Interface with battery systems & applications teams to support battery pack sizing, battery performance evaluation, and battery aging activities.

VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5+ years of modeling experience

  • 3+ years of battery modeling experience

  • 3+ years of battery parameter identification experience

  • 3+ years of battery model validation experience

  • 3+ years of battery simulation experience

  • 3+ years of battery modeling test design experience

  • 5+ years contributing as a core team member on a cross-functional team

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Deep understanding of lithium-ion battery technology

  • Deep understanding of a variety of electrical, thermal, aging battery models

  • Understanding of physics and machine learning models

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, characterize and identify parameters, and validate models via experiments

  • Familiar with battery test equipment such as cyclers, environmental chambers, data acquisition, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with battery test, battery management system, and battery systems & applications teams

  • Self-starter and passionate about vehicle electrification & battery technology

  • Advanced technical degree in engineering, Masters level or greater with emphasis on battery modeling

  • Experience with construction, agricultural, and turf vehicle engineering


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with relevant battery modeling experience

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Grow Together Contribution)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

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