Volkswagen is doubling down on EV tech in battery-expert hiring spree

4 days ago by James Mattone in Trends

Volkswagen ($XETRA:VOW3) is investing a billion euros ($1.1 billion) into producing battery cells in Germany, specifically Lower Saxony, and will also start looking into a multibrand battery plant elsewhere in Europe.

While the billion-dollar infusion is definitely newsworthy, the company's investment into battery technology is another spike on a longer trend, according to job openings on the company's website.

Volkswagen has been hiring battery ("batterie" in German) experts in Germany since we saw this trend in November 2018. These positions were both specifically under the Volkswagen and Audi brands, and include a range of positions from interns to research and development roles. The majority of these positions are in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), where Volkswagen has its headquarters.

Job Opening (May 15)

Brand

Category

City

State

Audi Graduate Program - Collect Expertise - Entwicklung HV Batterie (m/w/d)

AUDI AG

Forschung / Entwicklung

Ingolstadt

Bavaria

Vorschriftenexperte_in – Schwerpunkt Hochvoltbatterie

AUDI AG

Forschung / Entwicklung

Ingolstadt

Bavaria

Projektleiter_in HV-Batterie im Bereich Entwicklung HV-Speichersysteme

AUDI AG

Forschung / Entwicklung

Ingolstadt

Bavaria

Masterarbeit und Praktikum in der Batterieforschung im Themenbereich Zellalterung

Volkswagen AG

Forschung und Entwicklung

Wolfsburg

Niedersachsen

Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) im Bereich Prozessentwicklung Batteriezelle im Center of Excellence

Volkswagen AG

Forschung und Entwicklung

Salzgitter

Niedersachsen

Zellkomponentenentwickler (m/w/d) im Center of Excellence Batteriezelle

Volkswagen AG

Batterieentwicklung

Salzgitter

Niedersachsen

Praktikant (m/w/d) im Bereich Batteriezellforschung zur Volumenänderung in Feststoffbatterien

Volkswagen AG

Forschung und Entwicklung

Wolfsburg

Niedersachsen

Planer (m/w/d) für die Konditionierung von Batteriezellen

Volkswagen AG

Forschung und Entwicklung

Salzgitter

Niedersachsen

Praktikant (m/w/d) für Projektsupport im Bereich Elektronik-/Softwareentwicklung für Hochvoltbatterien

Volkswagen AG

Batterieentwicklung

Braunschweig

Niedersachsen

Abschlussarbeit (m/w/d) zum Thema Vorentwicklung Batteriesystem

Volkswagen AG

Batterieentwicklung

Braunschweig

Niedersachsen

Volkswagen already has a few electric vehicles — namely the e-Golf — and also owns Electrify America, a company that has several dozen charging stations in the states and is currently building a network of several hundreds.

As Volkswagen also prepares to slim down by spinning off or selling units of its massive group, the data (and a billion euros) shows that it plans to go all into electric vehicles for what it hopes will be a long future.

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James Mattone

James is the Associate Editor at Thinknum Media, and he has an interest in video games, music, and tech news. You can find him on Twitter @TheJamesMattone.

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