Mitra Chem is a battery materials company based in Silicon Valley, innovating and commercializing battery materials for clean energy applications. We live at the cutting-edge of battery technology and data-science. Our 5 year vision is to innovate and commercialize a disruptive iron-based cathode that is safe, supply-chain resilient and performant to enable mass market EVs.

Mitra Chem’s core differentiator is the ability to shorten lab to production timeline for battery materials by > 90%. We achieve this through close integration between high-throughput R&D to pilot-scale infrastructure and a cloud-based data analytics and machine learning platform. We have set up a state-of-the-art 15,600 sq ft industrial R&D center in Mountain View. Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help architect, design, and implement Mitra Chem’s software infrastructure and data pipelines. A few highlights of the role:

  • Mission: Enable the energy transition by accelerating new material development for mass market EV batteries.
  • Ownership: Make key software design decisions as we develop our infrastructure and be responsible for architecting powerful, cost efficient, and secure solutions.
  • Agility: Work at the crossroads of data science and chemistry, building software that bridges the gap and empowers collaborative innovation.
  • Impact: Drive rapid decision making and continuously accelerate product development timelines by integrating data from a variety of hardware and software tools.


  • Build a software infrastructure powered by state-of-the-art software tools and solutions that will serve as the driving force behind accelerated experimentation in the lab and industry-disrupting data science applications.
  • Automate data ingestion and analysis using cloud computing, SQL databases, and Python microservices.
  • Develop data pipelines and storage systems in support of internal data science and machine learning efforts.
  • Work closely with materials scientists and data scientists to identify R&D bottlenecks, design and build new software tools and features.
  • Develop data visualization platforms to allow data access and interpretation.
  • Build and maintain AWS-based infrastructure built on Kubernetes, Lambda, SQL and noSQL databases, and deployed using Terraform.
  • Write documentation and train and support users on tool and infrastructure usage.
  • Monitor and report key performance metrics.


  • Strong knowledge of AWS, Git, SQL and familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform.
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools such as Airflow, Argo etc.
  • Some experience with and/or a willingness to write software in Python.
  • Familiarity with event based data processing and serverless computing.
  • Hardware (e.g. microcontroller) programming to automate control of and data acquisition from scientific instruments is a plus.
  • Self-motivated and willing to work in a small team environment.
  • Associate Software Engineer | 3+ years of experience
  • Senior Software Engineer | 5+ years experience

Job Benefits

Mitra Chem is proud to offer its employees:

  • Competitive compensation package with equity
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K matching.
  • Well-being allowance and paid Flexible Time Off
  • Free lunch and snacks.

Mitra Chem is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Mitra Chem is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job applications procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.