Lilac Solutions, Inc.

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac is seeking a Data Systems Engineer to lead the deployment of our data systems. As a founding member of Lilac’s data team, you will be a leader in establishing and implementing data systems to support Lilac’s Lithium Production Technology Division R&D and production operations. You will partner with our R&D, pilot operations, controls, and engineering design teams to develop software and database solutions to facilitate acquisition, storage, and analysis of data. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the R&D data and software development efforts.
  • Build and maintain database systems for storing R&D experimental data, with easy interfaces for analysis by other members of the technical staff.
  • Develop pipelines for efficiently integrating hardware instrument readings into databases.
  • Develop HMI’s, dashboards, and statistical analyses tools for monitoring the lithium production processes across multiple facilities.
  • Support our engineers and data scientists in implementing data pipelines to make the most impactful use of data.  
  • Work with other members of the technical staff to continually improve Lilac’s information management systems.

Candidate Qualifications

  • B.S or higher in computer science, related technical field, or relevant engineering experience 
  • 5+ years of experience in database management and design
  • Experience in maintaining and building enterprise-level software solutions to support growing technical teams
  • Experience developing and/or establishing data systems to support R&D teams
  • Proficiency in SQL or other database management system
  • Proficiency in Python scientific, data cleaning, and machine learning libraries
  • Passion for sustainable mining
  • Excited to work on a small fast-paced startup team with a drive to succeed and grow with the company.

Preferred Skills

  • Proven experience on large EPC-type projects and a deep understanding of their risks and mechanics, including partnering and subcontracting, multi-country execution, intellectual property management, financing, and insurance
  • Experience with project finance, joint ventures, and M&A
  • Proficiency in Matlab
  • Renewable energy industry experience
  • In-house experience

Compensation

  • Salary range: $90K-$170K annually (based on experience)
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Daily catered lunch
  • Onsite gym
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • 401k program

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity.  Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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