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Product Engineer – Charging Interoperability

NetherlandsTechnology

Job description

The Company – Milence


Established in July 2022, we are dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. By building and managing reliable and secure high-performance charging solutions, our mission is to support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. The team is working quickly to scale up operations and network deployment.


As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams who are dedicated to our vision: a world of fossil-free transport, which will go on to combat climate change.


With a focus on sustainable growth and the best possible collaboration among all stakeholders, we are looking for colleagues eager to make an impact and ready to support and accelerate the zero-emission future of road transport in Europe.


While our main offices are in the Amsterdam and Arnhem in the Netherlands, our focus is distinctly pan European.


The CTO Department


Our department is responsible for all the technical solutions in our hardware value chain. This ranges from the charging and energy storage technology to the entry-gate and security solutions. This also includes cyber security, digital and energy related services. This is why our department needs to be populated with experts covering all kind of subjects.


We are at the beginning of building a Pan-European charging network for battery-electric long-haul trucks. Nothing has been set yet, all is to be discovered and built. This is also our main challenge since both the trucks and the charging solutions are still in development. We do know that the electric trucks will require an enormous amount of energy and that the reliability of chargers is key to be successful. This also includes the ability to charge all trucks regardless of their make or platform. This is why we need to work closely with our suppliers and the truck OEMs in this new challenge.


In our team, we work closely with the other teams within Milence to ensure we have and develop the right solutions for our portfolio. We will also be working in close alignment with market parties to steer the market where needed and develop the best solutions for our network.


The Job


We are looking for a Product Engineer covering Charging Interoperability. The Product Engineer will help us implement the standards and protocols of charging (i.e. ISO15118, IEC 61851and OCCP). In this position, you will work closely with charger manufacturers and vehicle OEMs to ensure the interoperability of our charging solutions and customer vehicles. You will be the expert within our team regarding; interoperability, topics such as product quality management, product testing and qualification, issue detection and charging performance monitoring. All of these parts will be included in your scope.


As a Product Engineer, you will be;

  • Responsible for the verification of the interoperability of our solutions.
  • Leading the development of charging interoperability for our charging solutions.
  • Making sure all stakeholders are up to date regarding your topic.
  • Monitoring the quality of suppliers and making sure we create a high-quality solution
  • Training and instructing colleagues as an expert in this field.
  • Keeping track of market developments regarding megawatt charging and communications protocols.
  • Doing extensive rca if systems fail to operate.
  • Making sure we have a perfect functioning technical solution at all times.


The job will be based in our Amsterdam and/or Arnhem office. However, Arnhem is the main base for our CTO department. Some travel will be required (to different sites or OEMs).

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

We would like to recruit someone with at least 3 years of working experience in a similar job or market field.


You should be familiar with the current charging standards like ISO15118, IEC 61851 and OCPP and also with the future megawatt charging developments. Preferably you have knowledge and experience with charging hardware and data analysis.

You have a background in electronics or similar.


Being able to work independently is essential.


You have strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve to well-judged decisions.


You communicate effectively and collaborate well with internal- and external stakeholders.


You have an affinity with the renewable energy sector/e-mobility.


Your English is excellent (and if you do not speak Dutch, that is fine).


You look forward to learning new things and pick them up quickly, this includes -new skills, environments, people skills and are resilient.


You align with our mission and values (specifically: reliable, sustainable and fast-paced).


You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily engage others in various ways.


We are especially interested in diverse candidates.


What we offer:


We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a new company with a real purpose, high aspirations and strong team spirit. You can be there as it begins.


You will be part of a high-energy environment in which you can help shape various aspects. You will learn every day and have ample room for personal development and support.


We want you to join our company for a career – not for just a job – and support your personal career ambitions in or outside your department.


The base salary level (all in) is oriented towards 70.000 EUR; The on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%.


We are currently shaping the overall packages and benefits, which includes an already comprehensive pension plan and unlimited vacation days.


We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.


Ready to charge the future?


If you have any questions about the position, contact us via recruitment@milence.com.

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