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Battery Engineer I

Somerville, MA
4 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 an entry level Battery Engineer to take a hands-on role in which you will plan, execute, and analyze electrochemical experiments that will advance our understanding and optimize battery performance for long-duration energy storage systems. This role will support the rapidly expanding battery test capability at Form Energy and aid in the improvement of cell build and test procedures. With this expanded and refined test capability, you will help to integrate new materials for the cell, support better understanding of cell degradation/failure mechanisms, and recommend design changes geared towards performance improvement. As part of a team of experienced battery scientists, engineers, and data analysts, this is an opportunity to have a direct and daily impact on the development of a unique battery technology designed to tackle climate change.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute significantly in the lab to help build, test, and characterize cells
  • Analyze electrochemical data from various sources (constant current experiments, AC resistance measurements, chemical assays, mechanical testing, etc.) to draw conclusions and drive decision making 
  • Combine characterization and electrochemical results to make root cause cell failures in order to improve cell performance understanding
  • Study and plan experiments related to component interactions and operational sensitivities to help optimize cell performance
  • Communicate your findings within a small collaborative group of engineers

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related field 
  • Experience doing lab-based experimental work (e.g. undergraduate research or internship)
  • Familiarity with battery or electrochemical devices
  • Strong data analysis skills. Experience with JMP/Matlab/Python/or R a plus
  • A growth mindset to pair with a preference for experiential learning



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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