Senior Embedded Software Engineer

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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

Form Energy is hiring a Staff Embedded Systems Engineer to drive the development of a productized battery management and control system As part of our Controls team, you will write the software for the control and telemetry of our Multi Day Storage battery system. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What you'll do:

  • Develop system software on embedded Linux platforms for real time control, connectivity, and telemetry.

  • Manage the software development and delivery process through bring-up, integration, test and high volume manufacturing.

  • Write software to interact with the battery systems, power electronics, EMS/SCADA systems, and downstream embedded controllers on site.

  • Develop observability tools to instrument and understand our deployed software.

  • Contribute to the unit and integration testing suite, and coordinate with the Software Test team, to allow continuous delivery of high quality software.

  • Adhere to and raise the bar on the software engineering processes and best practices on the embedded software team.

What you'll bring:

  • 2+ years of experience in software development in Linux userspace on embedded platforms such as NXP iMX, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Nvidia Jetson or similar ARM Cortex-A or x86 platforms

  • Strong knowledge of a systems language such as C/C++, Go or Rust

  • Familiarity to web protocols such as HTTP, MQTT, and GRPC

  • Familiarity with IoT, virtualization, containers, micro-services, cloud computing, databases, message queues, and observability tools.

  • Experience with OS fundamentals such as threads, concurrency, exception/panic handling and memory management.

  • High level of proficiency in Linux with working knowledge of service units (systemd), network configuration, filesystem, shell scripting, kernel configuration and device drivers

  • Excellent written communication and collaboration skills

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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.

Compensation Range: $143K - $168K