Technical Program Manager/Field Application Engineer, Business Development (Mandarin Speaker)

Technical Program Manager/Field Application Engineer, Business Development (Mandarin Speaker)

Company: Group14 Technologies

Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 a year

Location: Seattle, WA 98109

Job Description:

Founded to enable the coming electrification of everything, Group14 is the largest commercial manufacturer and supplier of silicon battery technology, elevating performance for every type of battery application. With headquarters in Seattle and Woodinville, WA, Group14 enables battery manufacturers and world-leading OEMs in automotive, consumer electronics, and beyond to achieve transformational milestones for a more sustainable future.

Backed by notable strategic investors and customers such as Porsche AG, Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), BASF,
Resonac, and SK Inc, Group14 recently raised a $614 million Series C round and secured an additional $100 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to scale its technology.


The electrification of everything starts with amazing people. We believe that a more sustainably powered world requires solutions for today, not years from now. The passion, collaboration, perseverance, and bravery of our team continually inspires us to push beyond the conventional to deliver the truly incredible with everything we do.

Group14’s dedication to meeting the battery demands of today through lithium-silicon battery innovation and scalable commercial manufacturing processes are what differentiates us and makes us a reliable partner. Recognized by the Department of Energy for its novel, drop-in ready nanomaterials and reliable industrial-scale process, Group14 serves the global transition to an all-electric future.

As a Technical Program Manager/Field Application Engineer, you are the link between R&D, product development, customers and sales. Your goal is to generate technical solutions and successfully implement them for the customer. You will use existing products and concepts to work out system solutions for customers.

This requires in-depth knowledge of the product: You are familiar with the details from development to testing through to the sales strategy. As you will have direct contact with customers, you must have excellent communication skills.

The Technical Program Manager/Field Application Engineer will be responsible for engaging with Group14 customers, managing the support of product evaluations or Group14’s products. As a FAE, the candidate will assist and support and advocate for customers in the evaluation, qualification, and ultimately design in and commercialization of the company’s materials for lithium-ion battery systems. To this end, the candidate will collaborate cross-functionally with the engineering, R&D, and business teams. Further responsibilities include supporting sales and marketing activities. Some domestic and international travel (Asia and Europe) will be required.


Be a customer “go to” product expert and support person for our silicon-based materials for Li-ion batteries.

You will be a subject matter expert in

  • Properties of Li-ion battery materials.
  • Electrochemistry of Li-ion battery materials.
  • Evaluation and testing of energy storage materials / silicon anode materials.
  • Customer qualification processes and activities.


  • M.S. or PhD in Material Science, Electrochemistry or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge of commercial electrochemical testing protocols and analysis.
  • Knowledge of energy storage devices and device components.
  • Understanding of appropriate electrochemical test methods and outcomes.
  • Ability to clearly present results and make technical recommendations to customer and management.
  • 5+ years of sales and customer support experience.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment.
  • Business proficiency in speaking Mandarin (for our customers in China).


  • Experience with silicon-based materials for lithium-ion batteries.
  • Experience in synthesis of silicon-containing materials.
  • Industrial experience in supporting evaluations and qualifications of lithium-ion batteries.
  • Experience with international customers, especially in Asia and Europe.
  • SAP experience.
  • CRM experience.
  • Experience with automotive or battery customers.
  • Startup experience.


  • Medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Benefits are 100% paid for by the company for employees (80% for dependents)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Stock options


We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel Group14 is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.

Please note: We are not able to accommodate candidates in need of work sponsorship at this time.

The base pay range for this role is $100,000 to $150,000. All positions come with a company bonus and stock options. The actual base pay offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, the applicant’s qualifications for the position; years of relevant experience; specific and unique skills; level of education attained; certifications or other professional licenses held; other legitimate, non-discriminatory business factors specific to the position; and the geographic location in which the position is located.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Founded in 2015 to enable the electrification of everything, Group14 Technologies' battery materials breakthrough brings new levels of energy performance to lithium-ion-powered devices and vehicles. Recognized by the Department of Energy for its novel, drop-in ready nanomaterials and reliable industrial-scale process, Group14 serves the global transition to an all-electric future with performance for any use case.

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