Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Financial Analyst I

Zap Energy

Zap Energy

IT, Accounting & Finance
Everett, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024
Zap Energy is searching for an experienced Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Engineer to join its R&D team. In this role, you will employ a broad range of software, electronics, and measurement competencies to empower scientists with actionable data from Zap's fusion development platforms.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a germane technical discipline such as computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or similar
  • At least 5 years' professional experience in a collaborative scientific or industrial R&D environment
  • At least 3 years' experience in a role supporting the collection and storage of experiment data from different types of measurement instruments
  • Proficiency in multiple different programming languages with the ability to explore, understand, and debug new source code independently. Examples include Python, C, Java, bash, LabVIEW, etc.
  • Competency in common scientific measurement equipment such as analog signal digitizers, digital IO, delay generators, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Functional understanding of networking and experience interfacing with networked instruments through custom software
  • Demonstrated ability to study and effectively use APIs from commercial vendors or open-source projects
  • Experience administering databases or other services for providing access and insight into experimental data
  • Familiarity with science data storage technologies like time series databases, parquet, HDF5, MDSplus, TDMS, etc.
  • Experience in a high-voltage environment and signal interference sources such as EMI and ground loops
  • Proficiency with source control such as git or subversion SVN
  • Exposure to nanosecond-scale measurements and distributed clock synchronization, like White Rabbit or PTP 1588
Benefits of joining Zap Energy: While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all employees:
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Premium medical / dental / vision insurance
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays
The estimated annual salary range for this position is $90K-130K. Candidates may be considered for other positions at Zap Energy and the actual salary will be based on relevant education, experience, and other qualifications. The range is published in accordance with the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunity Act.

Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact, and scalable fusion energy platform that confines and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zap’s sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology provides compelling fusion economics and requires orders of magnitude less capital than conventional approaches. Zap Energy has approximately 150 team members in multiple facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading financial and strategic investors.

Zap Energy Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

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