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Motrex LLC Sr Electrical Engineer in Ruckersville, Virginia


Stryten Energy delivers premium energy storage solutions that power everything from warehouses and distribution centers to cars, trains and trucks that keep people on the move and essential supply chains running. Our stored energy solutions include advanced lead and lithium batteries, intelligent chargers and cloud-based software that help companies make smart fleet design decisions.

The successful candidate will be part of our Lithium group, and will focus on designing leading edge Lithium battery solutions for several different applications from motive power to green energy grid storage, from the system level down to the circuit level. Experience in designing small signal analog and digital electronics and power electronics with high reliability and safety is required for products such as Stryten’s battery management systems. They will also provide hardware design and troubleshooting support to the manufacturing facility. They will work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop products and systems for a wide range of applications. This position will allow the successful candidate to work on a project from start to finish, gaining knowledge and experience in all aspects of the design phase, from idea to delivered product.

This position will be located in our Ruckersville, VA facility.


  • Design, develop, and implement electronics for new products and sustain existing products.

  • Design, analyze, simulate, test and debug analog, digital and mixed signal circuits.

  • Develop Hardware Design Specification and Hardware Design Description documents.

  • Develop schematics, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layouts, Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) drawings, and Bills of Materials (BOM) using industry standard tools.

  • Lead and participate in internal and external design reviews.

  • Collaborate with the mechanical engineering teams to develop high performance packaging.

  • Collaborate with software team on device bring-up, hardware integration, and system development.

  • Develop and execute hardware Integration, Verification, Validation and Qualification plans.

  • Conduct experimental tests, analyze test data, and write test reports.

  • Work with external laboratories to test and qualify products to applicable environmental, safety, industrial, military, and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC/EMI) standards.

  • Collaborate with third party suppliers and Subcontract Manufacturers (SCM).

  • Create test plans and procedures to support production test system development.

  • Support Supply Chain Management to identify preferred components and vendors, prepare purchase requisitions, and handle component obsolescence issues.

  • Participate in Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) activities internally and with suppliers.

  • Participate in Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design to Cost (DTC) activities internally and with suppliers to ensure product design is cost effective and conforms to the manufacturing & assembly plans.


  • BS or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or related discipline).

  • Understanding of power electronics, mixed signal electronics and associated technologies.

  • Understanding of energy storage and control in multi-cell, rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs and other storage technologies.

  • Experience with high voltage and high-power electronics considered an asset.

  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to assemble prototypes with Surface Mount Device (SMD) components.

  • Experience preparing product and engineering technical specifications and product performance test procedures or plans.

  • Experience with Configuration Management (CM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.

  • Experience with Altium and/or OrCAD for schematic capture and PCB layout.

  • Familiar with SolidWorks 3D CAD, or similar, for mechanical design.

  • Good working knowledge of microprocessor based controller design and testing.

  • Good working knowledge of communication circuits and protocols (e. g. CAN, Serial, Ethernet, etc.).

  • Familiar with low level software development, including device drivers and scripting languages.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team.

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organization and documentation skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Positive, open minded, problem solving attitude.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-directed, proactive approach to tasks and time management

Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs.), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying.

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment is typical. However, there will be periodic field and factory visits where there is some exposure to industrial environments including lithium and lead acid batteries, fumes, dirt, and noise.

Travel, other requirements:

  • Domestic Travel within the US – typical 10-20%

  • Additional occasional international travel - once or twice annually for 3-5 day durations

EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy helps solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges with a broad range of energy storage solutions across the Essential Power, Motive Power, Transportation, Military and Government sectors. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized companies to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy storage capacity. Stryten powers everything from submarines to subcompacts, microgrids, warehouses, distribution centers, cars, trains and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead, lithium and vanadium redox flow batteries, intelligent chargers and energy performance management software that keep people on the move and supply chains running. An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more

Job Locations VA-Ruckersville

Requisition ID 2023-4421

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 84 Business Park Cir