Senior Test Development 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 Test Engineers at both the Engineer II and Senior levels to join the Test Development team. In this position, you will design, develop, and implement test strategies to ensure the reliability, safety, and performance of the electronics in our energy storage products. You will leverage your strong background in electrical and mechanical component-level reliability testing, and functional testing of electronics in order to succeed in this position. This is an opportunity to join a growing team and have a direct impact on a revolutionary technology!

What you'll do:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive test strategies for component, subsystem and system-level testing, including electrical and mechanical stress testing, for energy storage system components.

  • Troubleshoot test issues in a range of test stands for a variety of purposes.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop test cases and procedures covering a range of operating conditions and use cases.

  • Analyze test data to identify trends, anomalies, and areas for improvement in product performance and reliability.

  • Prepare detailed test reports summarizing findings, conclusions, and recommendations for design enhancements or corrective actions.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize testing processes, increase efficiency, and enhance the overall quality of energy storage products.

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in component-level R&D, prototype, and reliability testing, preferably in the energy storage or related industry.

  • Interest in a mostly hands-on role where you are setting up new R&D test capabilities and taking data in a lab environment.

  • Expertise in creating test protocols, and validation plans, plus breaking down problems to root cause issues found on test

  • Experience using data acquisition hardware and software for test setup and data analysis.

  • Proficiency in Python programming language or similar for data processing and controlling test equipment.

  • Proven experience converting data into meaningful conclusions and communicating them to a wide audience.

  • Experience collaborating across multidisciplinary teams and proactively gathering stakeholder input to projects.



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