Test Equipment Engineer, Data Integration

Berkeley, CA

Form Energy, Inc

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

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Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year. 

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia. 

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.

Role Description

The Test Infrastructure team at Form Energy is seeking a Test Equipment Engineer who will focus on the software, data acquisition, analysis, and visualization of data into and out of our test stands. This position will serve as an exciting opportunity to support the design and deployment of equipment used in R&D and full-scale testing of our iron-air batteries. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions that enable accurate, efficient, and automated testing methodologies. 

As a Test Equipment Engineer, you will contribute to the design and development of test equipment, including the software, hardware, data pipeline and all systems tailored for the testing of batteries used in energy storage systems. You will contribute to the fabrication and prototyping of test equipment as well as the software tools used to operate our automated test systems. If you are excited by the opportunity to tackle hard problems and design smart solutions to have an impact on revolutionary battery technology, this role is for you.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to the design, development and implementation of test equipment with a focus on software and data tools tailored for the testing of batteries used in energy storage systems (ESS).

  • Be a key resource for data integrity and data visualization tools used on our automated test systems.

  • Write test software to deliver rapid updates and meet test infrastructure objectives.

  • Own the collection, output, and quality of data from the test lab.

  • Identify and maintain software, electrical and mechanical improvement projects, creating metrics to visualize impact of results

  • Support the fabrication and prototyping of test equipment components and subsystems, working closely with internal and external fabrication teams.

  • Provide on-the-ground technical support, maintenance and troubleshooting of test equipment and software.

  • Collaborate on the design/development of custom liquid-handling, electromechanical and electrical systems in support of test stand improvements and simplification.

What You'll Bring:

  • A BS degree in a relevant Engineering or Computer Science field

  • Ability to manage and analyze data via Python to inform data-driven design improvements

  • Experience in software design used in the control and automation of test hardware, including release management 

  • Familiarity with hardware automated controls systems (PLCs, Microcontrollers, etc.)

  • Experience designing reliable, robust equipment used in medium- to high-volume manufacturing/production environments.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation and data acquisition systems used for monitoring and controlling fluid processes in testing environments.

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

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Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here. 

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed. 

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.

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Category: Engineering Jobs

Tags: Computer Science Data visualization Engineering Prototyping Python R R&D Testing

Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Equity / stock options Flex vacation Gear Health care Medical leave Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States

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