Factorial is looking for a Sr. manager of cell product development who will be responsible for Factorial’s next generation cell product development and cell technology. The successful candidate will assume a cell engineering and development role joining Factorial’s team in Woburn, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include managing multiple cell design teams, each of which is responsible for developing a different cell, and finalizing the design for handoff to manufacturing.  Duties for this position include defining the cell bill of materials, cell drawing, and ensuring that the cell achieves all requirements. The preferred candidate will have a track record of product development, an understanding of Tier-1 automotive, the battery industry, as well as the research community.  The candidate will also have a history of leading and developing strong teams of scientists and engineers. This position will report to the engineering division of Factorial Energy.


  • MS in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related field of study. PhD preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in battery industry
  • 8+ years in a product development role, Proficiency in the lithium secondary battery cell fabrication processes a plus
  • 5+ years in a management role
  • Demonstrated record of launching products successfully
  • Proven track record of success in bringing projects to fruition
  • Willingness to execute on multiple tasks in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Ability to work within project teams and with customers with dedication and technical excellence

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not restricted to:

  • Lead the team members to design and develop the next generation battery
  • Lead the product development with an experience including concept, design, and product validation (CV, DV, and PV)
  • Lead the team member for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) or similar product development process
  • Execute formal root cause analysis to create mitigation plan for the design and improvement
  • Execute Design for Manufacturing (DFM) preferred.
  • Lead the Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA)
  • Demonstrated record of technical innovation, including publications, presentations, and/or patents
  • Design, validate, and analyze lithium secondary battery for continuous improvement to processes and equipment
  • Key member for large cell next Gen fabrication process development and optimization of product design for manufacturing and quality
  • Provide engineering support to project teams to resolve production and quality issues
  • Lead the effort on design-for-cost and value-added value-engineering (VA/VE)
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal customers directly on cell development


Factorial is dedicated to creating high-performance and safe materials for lithium-secondary batteries. As an agile and energetic startup, we strive for excellence in execution and innovation on a daily basis. We are rapidly expanding our established R&D and manufacturing operations in order to fulfill our customers’ needs for superior battery materials.

Job title and compensation will be based on experience. Factorial is an equal opportunity employer.

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