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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

We are looking for a creative and diligent systems architect to play an integral role in the development of architectural requirements and specifications for our product, from system-to-cell level. You will work on a wide variety of technical evaluations, modeling, and analysis activities to define the architecture of Form’s long duration storage battery. You will tie together product requirements, functional requirements, compliance, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and validation testing using a thoughtful and collaborative process. This role requires a broad understanding of engineering disciplines, spanning mechanical, electrical, controls, and battery engineering.

What you'll do:

  • Co-build and maintain the overall structure and documentation systems for requirements, from system-level to battery cell-level.

  • Drive reconciliation of key functional requirements and specifications among various stakeholders through thoughtful, data- and analysis-driven collaboration

  • Help build and drive a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) process that continuously feeds FMEA learnings into functional requirements.

  • Collaborate with engineers in compliance analysis, system interface definitions, and associated requirements definition.

  • Engage with our test team on verification & validation (V&V) test plans to ensure comprehensive coverage of requirements.

  • Collaborate with domain experts and modeling groups to help scope, execute, and communicate the results of trade studies that inform architecture decisions.

What you'll bring:

  • Systems engineering background (5+ years in industry or 3+ years in industry with Master's or PhD in systems engineering)

  • Proficiency in one or more requirements management tools (Jama, Polarion, or similar)

  • Ability to quickly gain a working knowledge of a wide range of technical details spanning multiple disciplines, from electrochemistry to mechanical engineering

  • Experience with architectural modeling software such as Simulink System Composer, Cameo, No Magic, or similar

  • Ability to communicate technical detail at multiple levels, for multiple audiences, across multiple disciplines

  • Highly organized and highly attentive to details



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 - $159.7K