Senior Hardware Test Engineer

Berkeley, CA
8 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 
Role DescriptionWe are looking for a hands-on individual to help us develop our core technology by joining our battery cell and module product development team. The senior test engineer will be responsible for writing, organizing, and executing test scripts used for module-level testing. You will have experience in data processing and analysis automation. In addition, the you will work with the team to build out our custom battery testers composed of off the shelf hardware (i.e., DAQs, power supplies, amplifiers) and for wrangling data from qualification test protocols.  This role will be ~75% in-lab.  At Form Energy, we value teamwork and a successful employee will excel in a dynamic team environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Write and maintain variety of electrochemical test scripts across multiple battery cycling machines 
  • Create hand-off materials for electrochemical test stand build out and operation
  • Design and prototype custom requests for electrical test stands to meet data collection requirements for testing Form Energy’s battery modules
  • Wrangle and analyze data from new performance tests; automate data analysis with a scientific programming language
  • Lead efforts to track performance using statistical analysis tools to identify performance and/or test stand variability

What You'll Bring:

  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization including with remote team members
  • 4+ years of experience designing test protocols (protocols for batteries is a plus)
  • Experience with test management and building a test plan that aligns to product requirements
  • Experience with Python scripting
  • Experience using cloud based organizational tools
  • 4+ years experience building or maintaining electrical testing equipment (electrochemical test equipment, such as battery cyclers, test stands for fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries, or similar is a plus)
  • Familiarity with Jira, and SQL, and LabView is a plus
  • Enjoys a fast paced work environment
  • BS degree in an Engineering or Science discipline or equivalent knowledge base obtained from this degree

The salary range for this role is $138,805-$171,120. The range listed is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and may be modified in the future. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.
Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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