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Director, R&D

Company: Form Energy
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing cost-effective multi-day energy storage systems to enable the global electricity system to run on 100% low-cost renewable energy, every day of the year. Driven by Form's core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We seek to transform the energy landscape and do our part in making the world better for all. We are supported by leading investors who share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage will be a key enabler of tomorrow's zero carbon electric system. Role DescriptionWe are looking for a Director of R&D to lead our Form Futures team, which develops next-generation technologies in support of our aggressive technology and product development roadmaps. Form Futures has three strategic pillars: 1) iron-air (core technology) roadmap, 2) next-generation energy storage chemistries, and 3) blue sky energy technology concepts that leverage our technologies and expertise. The ideal candidate is a technical visionary and experienced people manager who takes ownership of the function and all aspects of the execution. The ideal candidate will bring direct experience from research and development of electrochemical technologies that have been productized and will have a demonstrated track record of technical team management, leading a team to achieve aggressive goals with limited budgets and tight timelines. This is an opportunity to take on a significant technical leadership role within the company, reporting directly to the CTO.What You'll Do:Lead the Form Futures team responsible for Form Energy's next-generation technology developmentPartner closely with product management, supply chain, and other technology teams to identify and execute on an aggressive and agile R&D agendaManage rapid design, prototyping, and testing cycles to rapidly evaluate technology conceptsEstablish project objectives, milestones, and success criteria and make clear go/no go decisions on projectsDefine and develop appropriate techno-economic models that balance speed and accuracy appropriately with technology maturityHire, develop, and lead a world-class team of engineers and scientists to achieve these outcomesEmbody and champion Form Energy's values of Humanity, Excellence, and Creativity by managing with an emphasis on innovative problem solving, rapid cycles of learning, and high standards for quality of work products and throughput.What You'll Bring:M.S. or higher in engineering or physical science12+ years of professional experience (8+ in a leadership role)Experience in the development of one or more commercialized electrochemical productDemonstrated track record of leading innovative cross-functional teams to deliver results against tight timelines and budgets, often requiring or involving significant invention.#LI-JP1Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page. -At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Somerville, MA /Technology - Form Futures /Full Time - Onsite

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