Form Energy

Senior Electrical Engineer, Systems

Berkeley, CA
USD 138k - 171k
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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
We are looking for an electrical engineer who can play a key role in the development of our battery module electronics and control systems. This individual will be part of a rapidly growing team responsible for PCBA design, component selection, functional safety, and design validation testing. Ideally, the electrical engineer should have exposure to a broad range of technical challenges and methods in the context of product development, including high voltage electronics design, EMC compliance, and root cause failure analysis. Cross-team collaboration throughout the product development organization is a critical part of this role, so systems-level thinking and multidisciplinary engineering problem solving are key traits of a successful candidate. 

What You'll Do:

    • Design PCBAs and busbars for high voltage DC power flow 
    • Collaborate with software and hardware engineers to develop a battery management system (BMS) capable of coordinating functionality and safety responses throughout the system
    • Develop the battery module contactor and fusing strategies then implement in lab-scale prototypes 
    • Incorporate EMC regulatory requirements into design approaches
    • Develop and support the execution of test plans to validate electronics and control systems in lab and field environments
    • Engage with battery module and system design engineers to build Form’s first generation multi-day storage product
    • Support the new product introduction and manufacturing scale-up activities, including quality inspection requirement, root cause failure analysis, and test equipment development

What You'll Bring:

    • BSc or greater in electronics or electrical engineering
    • 2+ years experience in product development - experience in energy storage or renewable energy is a plus
    • Background in electronics development, fabrication, and assembly processes
    • Experience using and debugging industrial controls and serial communication protocols
    • Experience with EMC/EMI sensitive design and analysis
    • Familiarity with embedded system, high voltage electronics, and MOSFET switching circuit designs
    • Good analytical problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

The salary range for this role is $138,805-$171,120. The range listed is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and may be modified in the future. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

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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