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Staff Firmware Engineer

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Job Description

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 an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to develop the firmware that will monitor and control our novel multi-day storage battery modules. This individual is expected to bring deep experience in embedded software development and low-level programming. Collaboration with other engineers on the Systems team will be a standard part of the workflow, as this role resides at the exciting cross-section of power conversion, battery performance, and control systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Take ownership of the design, implementation, and completion of microcontroller firmware for embedded system, sensors, and power flow control circuitry as part of a complete BMS
  • Collaborate with hardware and controls engineers to architect the control topology, microcontroller and peripheral selection, sensor properties, and algorithms.
  • Derive and lead software and hardware specifications and design features based on product requirements and system design specifications
  • Manage software development deliverables through the entire software development cycle, including design, development, debugging, validation, release, and quality processes
  • Synthesize outputs from battery test data and models to implement algorithms for system performance and lifetime
  • Work with an interdisciplinary group of engineers on the Systems Team to define concepts, downselect designs, and optimize a new groundbreaking technology

What You’ll Bring:

  • Excitement and willingness to learn as a member of a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary engineering team
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in firmware development for embedded systems; direct experience working on Battery Management or Power Electronics firmware is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge and experience using C/C++ for firmware in real-time, multithreaded control applications
  • Familiarity with software compliance standards (I.E. MISRA, ISO 26262, CMMI, ASPICE, or UL 1998)
  • Deep knowledge of peripheral communication protocols such I2C and SPI and component-to-component protocols such as Modbus and CAN
  • Experience with defining and or assessing software reliability, failure modes, and fault reactions
  • Strong knowledge of firmware development process and life cycle

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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.

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