Materials Engineer – Level I/II/Senior

Posted on 3/24/2024

Found Energy

Found Energy

11-50 employees

Rechargeable aluminum fuel-based energy systems


Mid, Senior

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • Deeply motivated by the climate crisis and its downstream impacts
  • 2+ years of work experience in materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or related fields; or recent graduate with a degree in these disciplines from an accredited institution and demonstrated hands-on experience (projects, co-ops, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Hands-on laboratory experience (chemical, materials, and/or metallurgical)
  • Execute experiments following laboratory best practices and Found Energy SOPs
  • Operate bench-scale and prototype-scale reactors
  • Test customer provided and internally developed materials for quality assurance
  • Document observations in detailed and careful manner
  • Synthesize data to determine trends, correlations, and underlying mechanisms
  • Present results and conclusions to the materials development and broader technical teams
  • Propose and collaboratively plan new experiments based on empirical findings
  • Maintain and improve the experimental and analytical capabilities of the lab as needed
  • Develop and maintain SOP documentation for experimental procedures and prototype systems
  • Participate in and improve upon chemical hygiene and safety protocols
  • Invent new material compositions and chemical systems
  • Anticipate and proactively address challenges in system performance
  • Proactively identify challenges, design and test creative solutions
  • Participate in building and growing company culture and values
  • Mentor interns and co-op students on R&D-related projects

Found Energy specializes in rechargeable aluminum fuel power systems that generate hydrogen and industrial heat on-site at high energy densities, addressing challenges in renewable energy transmission and storage. Their technology, based on MIT research, enables metallic aluminum to split water, eliminating carbon emissions from heavy industrial applications such as industrial heating and maritime shipping.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health & dental

20 days PTO, 11 holidays, & unlimited sick days

3+ months parental leave

stock options

professional development budget