Conamix is a venture-backed development stage company developing materials sets for end-game electric vehicle batteries and is looking to add core technology leaders to its technical staff. The company has world-class management, hard-nosed and successful board members, and best-in-class investors.

The Cell Engineering Lead is a critical hire and will work closely with other technical leaders, management, and the broader technical team. This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a quaint city known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls and as home of Cornell University.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to innovate and execute in an appropriate field of engineering or materials science. Direct experience in cell engineering is required, as is a track record of solving difficult technical problems. Direct reports are expected, and the Cell Engineering Lead will report to the Vice President of Research and Development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides overall cell engineering leadership reflecting current industry best practices and patent-worthy concepts to solve specific Conamix problems, using innovative and sound engineering in leading product design projects.

  • Develops product specifications based on customer requirements.

  • Solves design and test problems based on mechanical, physical, and thermal principles, shop experience, literature review, and consultation with advisors/consultants.

  • Designs and oversees test methodologies for specification verification and overall product validation.

  • Maintains understanding of cell engineering state of the art and leverages and applies such to Conamix advantage.

  • Proactive and independent project management: technical workstream planning, execution, and communication of results.

  • Supervision of direct reports. Positive guidance and mentoring of technical staff, while maintaining a high-performance team environment.

  • Accountable for product document sets, SOPs, maintenance of equipment, and necessary communications with EH&S.


  • 7+ years directly relevant experience in cell engineering and energy storage technology. Ideal candidate will have experience in prototype (pouch cell) design and construction, automotive Li-cell design and product development process, electrical, mechanical, and thermal (safety) characterization of cells and components, and failure mode analysis.

  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Prior management experience preferred.

  • 5+ years managing engineering projects and technical staff.

  • Successful grant identification and grant writing experience preferred, but not required.

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced start-up environment.


    • Generous paid time off package
    • Health, life, dental, and vision insurance plans
    • 401(k) plan
    • Workplace perks such as snacks/coffee and flexible work schedules

    Conamix is an equal opportunity employer and provides compensation competitive with other best-in-class start-ups, but in a much more cost effective community.