Manager, Test Operations

Somerville, MA
19 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:

The Development Test group, part of Engineering within the Technology org at Form, is instrumental in providing battery testing platforms and services across all of Form's facilities and is invaluable in delivering and scaling our technology.


Form Energy is hiring a Manager of Test Operations in Somerville, MA, to own all battery testing operations. As part of the broader group, you will lead, develop, and evolve all battery testing processes, including test execution and test infrastructure maintenance, while upholding the highest level of safety within the battery test labs. You will work closely with the cell build team and other teams within the Development Test organization to understand battery testing needs and establish operational processes to maximize operational efficiency. You will manage a team of associate managers, ops test engineers, and test technicians responsible for test execution, test infrastructure maintenance, and equipment upkeep.


This is an exciting opportunity to help shape our battery testing and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What You'll Do:

  • Grow and lead the Test Operations Team, responsible for all test execution, test operations, and infrastructure maintenance in Somerville, MA

  • Advance and operationalize a world-class battery testing facility  

  • Implement continuous process improvements to ensure high test reliability and operational excellence

  • Support major battery testing initiatives and projects to expand test capabilities, including the development and implementation of new test methods and new instrumentations 

  • Forecast different projections for test resource demand scenarios and prepare for operational needs 

  • Build and maintain resource plans and budgets for test operations  

  • Embody and instill a strong safety-first culture in the battery test lab

What You'll Bring:

  • 8+ years experience in technical operations, ideally in electrochemical testing environments 

  • Prior leadership and management experience is required, demonstrating a clear record of success in hiring, building, and leading small to medium-sized teams  

  • Experience responding to the needs of a dynamic organization, including a track record of establishing new or improving existing processes within technical operations 

  • Ability to navigate all levels of the technology development organization to understand current and upcoming needs, cross-prioritize initiatives and communicate expectations 

  • Excellent leadership, project management, communication, and organizational skills 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or equivalent experience


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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