Overview



Electra Vehicles, Inc. is an innovative Boston-based startup developing design and intelligent control software for energy storage systems. What sets us apart is our ability to design and control dual chemistry systems through our Ai-based control algorithms. We are passionate about clean technology and catalyzing widespread electrification. We work with leaders across multiple industries seeking to push the boundaries of energy storage systems and explore the technical capabilities of novel cell chemistries. Electra was one of the top-26 teams at the MassChallenge startup incubator in 2016, and is a part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s AccelerateMass program to support the adoption of innovative clean technology in Massachusetts.



Opportunity Summary



We are currently looking for an all-star individual to lead our sales effort. We have a long list of potential customers in our pipeline and need someone talented and experienced in sales to help us move these accounts forward to a close. This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to come in and spearhead significant growth. Once success is demonstrated the sales candidate will have the opportunity to build the sales organization for the company. This position will have a big impact on Electra’s growth and success in the future. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.



Expertise & Skills



- At least 3 years of enterprise software sales experience

- Excellent track record having consistently exceeded their sales targets

- Experience selling to multinational corporations in the automotive, robotics, grid, energy storage systems, cleantech, or clean energy industries

- Experience in selling Industrial Design Software Tools such as those from PTC, Mathworks, Dassault Systemes, and other

- Demonstrated success in finding and developing accounts across multiple industries and geographies

- A self-starter with strong communication skills and excellent negotiation skills

- Located in New England and willing to travel domestically and internationally



Preffered



- Contacts from the industry

- Technical sales experience and having sold to engineers

- Battery design experience

- Multilingual

- Hubspot or Salesforce experience

- Startup experience International sales



Logistics



- Full-time, flexible hours

- Start: Spring 2019

- Location: Electra Boston Headquarters

- Rate: Negotiable, Commission-Based



Overview



Electra Vehicles, Inc. is an innovative Boston-based startup developing design and intelligent control software for energy storage systems. What sets us apart is our ability to design and control dual chemistry systems through our Ai-based control algorithms. We are passionate about clean technology and catalyzing widespread electrification. We work with leaders across multiple industries seeking to push the boundaries of energy storage systems and explore the technical capabilities of novel cell chemistries. Electra was one of the top-26 teams at the MassChallenge startup incubator in 2016, and is a part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s AccelerateMass program to support the adoption of innovative clean technology in Massachusetts.



Opportunity Summary



Electra is looking for a proven leader who has industry or research experience developing, testing, and producing innovative controls methods for energy storage systems to improve system performance. This individual must be committed to the success of the company as a whole. In addition to completing his or her own technical development tasks, this individual should be capable of creating development timelines and milestones, with tasks delegated throughout the Electra technical team as needed.



Expertise & Skills



- Advanced degree: MS or PhD in relevant field

- Battery modeling expertise

- Machine learning and reinforcement learning experience, as well as robust optimization knowledge

Key areas include optimal learning, model predictive controls, neural networks, probabilistic machine learning

- Expert with adaptive control algorithms

- Controls simulation and testing experience

- Software simulation through desktop analyses

- Hardware simulation via bench prototypes

- Prior experience with software - hardware integration

- Deadline driven with an entrepreneurial spirit



Preferred



- Automotive/EV controls and simulation experience

- Minimum: mobile energy storage applications

- Grid-based energy storage simulation and controls experience

- Ability to code multiple simulation frameworks, with knowledge of data structures required for that framework

- Experience writing patents or academic papers/articles

- Baseline power electronics experience

- Agile/Scrum Methodology

- Boston-based



Responsibilities



- Develop and continually refine industry-leading adaptive controls strategies to improve the controls of energy storage systems for multiple industries (esp. Automotive, robotics, avionics, and electric grid)

-In particular, these controls strategies should be able to dynamically adjust how power is distributed in a multi-chemistry energy storage system throughout charge and discharge intervals Integrate controls strategies into Electra’s existing and future products for energy storage simulation & controls

- Review the latest research in controls for energy systems to preserve Electra’s competitive technical advantage in control algorithm performance

- Develop and oversee testing procedures to validate the performance enhancements of the controls strategies

- Create research and development timelines, communicate resource needs with executive and strategy teams



Logistics



- Full-time, flexible hours

- Start: Spring 2019

- Location: Electra Boston Headquarters

- Rate: Negotiable