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Senior Manager, Anode Development

Somerville, MA
3 months ago
Full time role

Company

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

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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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 an experienced engineering manager to join Form Energy’s Anode Development Team, designing and developing a critical component of Form Energy’s multi-day storage system. You will manage a team of engineers to prepare, characterize, and test new electrode materials to drive forward the development of a critical component of Form’s multi-day storage system. Your team’s focus will be to improve the performance and durability of the electrode through deep electrochemical characterizations, pre/post test material characterizations and root cause analyses. You will also lead the development and coordination of characterization efforts using internal instruments, as well as relationships with external characterization contractors. This is an opportunity to have a direct and daily impact in an exciting energy technology startup.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team of material / test / battery engineers to propose and execute electrochemical characterization project plans to drive battery improvements
  • Build a portfolio of in depth electrochemical characterizations of Form’s anode performance with the team by developing and applying measurement methods and data analyses
  • Lead series of root cause failure analysis with the team to identify, understand electrode performance bottlenecks, and to mitigate performance degradation
  • Collaborate with the material development and the electrode engineering teams to improve electrode performance to meet target performance, durability, and cost
  • Create, validate, and author standard operating procedures for new, routine characterization efforts
  • Manage testing pipeline and improve experimental protocols to enable higher-throughput data collection
  • Interpret ex-situ characterization (i.e., SEM, EDS, ICP, XRD, BET, TGA, DSC) data and collaborate with external specialists and consultants to accelerate materials development
  • Understand and participate in co-optimization of electrolyte and anode materials for optimal system-level performance.

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of expertise in managing and leading teams of  battery development /  electrochemical system development
  • 10+ years experience building and testing electrochemical systems (graduate school time accepted as experience)
  • Strong expertise and tracking record of growing employees
  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization, including with remote team members
  • MS or advanced degree in Chemical engineering, Electrochemistry, Material science, or a related field
  • Practical experience with electrochemical science and systems, particularly at the full-scale and module level
  • Experience with statistical analysis software, such as JMP

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.

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

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

View Company Profile