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Product Specialist – Charging Technology

  • Netherlands

Job description

The Company – Milence

The transition to a sustainable and fossil free road transport across Europe is possible. We accelerate this transition by building and managing a reliable, high-performance charging network that you can trust. Our charging stations are designed to provide the best rest and recharge experience.

We achieve it with the right people and innovative ideas. People, who are ready to support and accelerate the future of clean road transport in Europe in an approachable way. As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams that embrace the possibilities of a progressive and sustainable future, with reliability at its core.

While our main offices are in the Netherlands, we are not letting this stop us from working with the best talent across Europe. Our goal is to make a real difference not only within Europe but also on a global scale. After all, we have only one world.

The Department

Reliability is the cornerstone of accelerating the shift to electric transportation. Only by being extremely reliable can we guarantee seamless charging at Milence. The collaboration among our teams foster cross-functional synergy, ensuring we provide of the best rest and recharge experience.

Our Technology specialists focus on R&D, charging, energy storage, and (cyber)security. The Digital Factory is responsible for managing the entire lifecycle of digital products and services, ensuring their alignment with the latest technological advancements. Our Data experts ensure data quality, governance, insights, analytics and reporting. They facilitate charging sessions, network planning, and real-time reservations. Network Operations is the central hub of on-site operations, monitoring site activity and maintenance. Asset Management, supported by site engineers, is responsible for pro-active maintenance and investment decisions. They manage the assets of charging infrastructure, security solutions, power distribution, and facilities.

The Job

As Product Specialist – Charging technology, you will be the DC charging expert of Milence. You will ensure that the charging solutions we use and develop are the right ones. Working closely with both internal and external stakeholders, you will lead the definition and onboarding of the chargers we use at Milence, always keeping an eye out for market trends and developments to anticipate to.

You should be familiar with charger – vehicle communications as well as charger – backend connections and corresponding protocols. You are keen to details and quality assurance but keep the big picture in sight. Having knowledge and experience with data communications is a pre and will be highly appreciated.

In addition, you will:

  • Lead the development of charging technology and charging interoperability for our charging solutions
  • Monitor the quality of suppliers and their products and make sure we create a high-quality solution
  • Maintain the charging technology roadmap.
  • Keep track of market developments regarding charging and communications protocols.
  • Contribute to establish Milence a technology leadership by representing Milence in the right forums as the Technical expert.

The job will be based in our Arnhem office.

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • Master's or PhD in electrical engineering.
  • At least 3 years of experience in DC charging (and preferably in e-mobility) 
  • Detailed knowledge of the charging protocols and standards (IEC61851, ISO15118, din spec 70121, OCPP, OCPi, etc.)
  • Ideally, you have experience in interoperability testing, product quality assessment and testing, root cause analysis and performance monitoring, as well as with creating and executing test plans.
  • Preferably, you have experience in deployment, operation and maintenance of DC chargers; in product development and management and/or with grid codes.
  • Your English is excellent; any additional European language is advantageous.
  • You underline our mission and values (reliable, sustainable, approachable, progressive and fast-paced), and enjoy learning new things.
  • You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily connect with others in informal 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.

We offer a comprehensive remuneration package; with on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%. 

Furthermore, we offer a good pension plan and unlimited vacation days.

We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.

Ready to charge the future?

At Milence, we know that life can go in many directions, and there’s more than one way to be knowledgeable. That’s why we value diversity; regardless of how you got here, if you’re interested in one of our roles, we want to hear from you. In our experience, if you don’t tick every box, you may be wary about applying. Yet, we invite you to apply to drive the innovation and creativity needed to realise our mission.

Be a part of a sustainable future and apply now! Please submit your resumé in English. 


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