Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior Electromechanical Test Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Quality Assurance
Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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

  • Design/develop custom liquid-handling, electromechanical and electrical systems 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

  • Experience with an mCAD package (SolidWorks, NX)

  • 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



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.