Systems Engineer, ESS

Peak Energy

Peak Energy

Software Engineering
Burlingame, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

About the Company:

Peak Energy is the first American venture to advance globally proven Sodium-Ion battery systems as the storage standard for the new era of renewable energy on a resilient grid.

Sodium-Ion is cheap, readily available and safe, making it the leading contender in a rapidly evolving market.

Our leadership team is powered by decades of expertise in scaling gigawatt-level innovation at world-class companies such as Tesla, Northvolt, SunPower, Fluence, and Enovix. We are backed by strategic investment and product partners such as TDK Ventures and Eclipse Ventures.

We are a team of engineers, operators, entrepreneurs, and partners driven by a shared ambition to set the new performance standard for renewable energy and grid resilience.

About the Job:

Peak Energy is looking for a Systems Engineer to join our Energy Storage Systems (ESS) team and work at the forefront of the development of our gigawatt scale energy storage systems. This role will play a pivotal role in the design, development, and optimization of battery energy storage systems. This person will leverage expertise in systems engineering and battery technologies to lead the conceptualization, implementation, and validation of advanced energy storage solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients and the energy market.


  • Lead the end-to-end development of battery energy storage systems, from requirements definition and system architecture design to integration, testing, and deployment.
  • Collaborate with electrical, thermal, structural, mechanical, embedded, software, systems modeling, and controls engineers to define system requirements, specifications, and design parameters.
  • Conduct system-level analysis, modeling, and simulation to assess performance, reliability, and safety of energy storage systems under various operating conditions and use cases.
  • Design and implement innovative solutions to optimize system performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, while ensuring safety and compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead system integration efforts, including hardware and software integration, interface definition, and system validation testing, to ensure seamless interoperability and functionality of energy storage systems.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the capabilities, scalability, and reliability of battery energy storage systems, leveraging emerging technologies and best practices.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers, and collaborate with external partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and accelerate project delivery.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory developments in the field of battery energy storage systems, and integrate relevant insights into project planning and execution.
  • A great team spirit and get-it-done attitude. No job is too big or too small.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in systems engineering, preferably in the renewable energy or energy storage industry, with a focus on battery energy storage systems.
  • Strong technical expertise in battery technologies, energy storage systems, and power electronics, with a deep understanding of system-level design principles and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in system modeling and simulation tools (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PSCAD, etc.) and familiarity with industry standards and guidelines for energy storage system design and integration.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, manage project timelines, and drive results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience with product development lifecycle processes, including requirements management, design verification, and validation testing, is highly desirable.
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, and driving positive environmental impact through technology innovation.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

At Peak Energy Technologies Inc., we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes us a more capable, innovative, and competitive company. We welcome people who represent diversity in their backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Peak Energy Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to reach our company’s full potential by cultivating an inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.