Senior Test Engineer

Upstart Power Inc was founded in July 2017 with the purpose of making small scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems a commercial reality. In 2018 we completed the acquisition of the SOFC business from Ballard Power Systems, introduced our concept system and signed distribution and supplier agreements. 2020 promises to be an exciting year for us. 


All of this momentum means that we are looking to expand our team.  If you are creative, have a passion for solving problems and are inspired by the idea of reducing society’s reliance on fossil fuels then please get in touch, we’d love to talk to you. 



  • Work as part of a team to develop SOFC systems
  • Test and analysis of SOFC systems
  • Operate and maintain test equipment 



  • Creation of test plans and design of experiments for systems design verification, lifetime and environment tolerance
  • Operation of test stations for fuel cell systems and components
  • Development of system and component test protocols and procedures 
  • Assisting in the design of test stations
  • Verification of designs through analysis and testing
  • Troubleshooting/resolution of components and systems
  • Writing/preparation/presentation technical presentations, including test procedures, test reports
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory submissions
  • Assist the production team in factory acceptance testing



  • An engineering degree or equivalent from a related field (required)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience testing of hardware components including electrical and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of electrical/electronic components and their characteristics and applications 
  • Experience with an electromechanical system
  • Demonstrated capability for critical thinking
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment
  • Aptitude for hands-on experimental work
  • Passion for what you do



  • BUILD –You naturally think for the long term, setting solid foundations on which a sustainable business can be built.  
  • PLAN –You like to plan your work, but are flexible and adaptable when things change 
  • DO – It is essential that you have a delivery mind-set and are focused on results
  • CARE – You will demonstrate that you care about what you do and how you do it