Staff Test Development Engineer

Berkeley, CA
20 days 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 Description

This position will serve as an exciting opportunity to define the system-level architecture and detailed controls and electrical design of the Test Capabilities at Form Energy!

As a Test Development Engineer on the Battery Products Team, you will be an integral part of proving out our full scale cell and battery module performance. You will be invested in developing and deploying novel, state-of-the-art test equipment, contributing towards the hardware and software development of our test capabilities, and supporting our operations team in keeping our tests online. We are a hands-on team who all love diving into hard problems like test troubleshooting and then designing out these problems for future tests.   

What You'll Do:

  • Own the electrical design of battery module test stands including power distribution design, harnessing, safety and interlocks, data collection.

  • Design/develop custom PCBs in support of test stand improvements and simplification

  • Work with internal and external teams to bring your designs to fruition.

  • Engage with stakeholders to align on test stand requirements.

  • Architect the next generation of full scale cell and battery module test stands.

  • Troubleshoot and root-cause test setups for battery modules and cells.

What You'll Bring:

  • A BS degree in Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent degree/experience

  • 4+ years of experience developing medium- to high-volume electrical/automation equipment

  • 2+ years of experience in the design/fabrication of custom PCBs

  • Experience generating electrical schematics (AutoCAD Electrical, Solidworks Electrical)

  • Knowledge of how to design electrical test setups to both minimize resources for setup and maximize length of test without interruption 

  • Experience working with scripted programming languages like Python for instrument control and/or data analysis

  • Experience working with data acquisition systems (Keysight, National Instruments, etc.)

  • Familiarity with PLCs/HMIs

  • Excellent communication skills and experience wrangling different stakeholders to align on a set of requirements

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment

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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.

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