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Senior Firmware Engineer

Company: Form Energy, Inc.
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

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 DescriptionWe are looking for an experienced Embedded Software Engineer to develop the firmware that will monitor and control our novel multi-day storage battery modules. You will 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:

  • Design and develop 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 software and hardware specifications and design features based on product requirements to meet UL 1998 and UL 5500 standards
      • 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 technologyWhat you'll bring:
        • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
        • Minimum 4+ years of experience in software development for embedded systems; direct experience working on Battery Management or Power Electronics firmware is a plus
        • Extensive experience using C/C++ for embedded systems 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
        • Ability to work on embedded controller boards and RTOS#LI-Onsite#LI-AB1Humanity 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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Keywords: Form Energy, Inc., Berkeley , Senior Firmware Engineer, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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