R&D Simulation Engineer

Hybrid (Remote and on-site in Cambridge, MA)

Company Overview

Malta Inc. is a young and dynamic company involved in the development of a novel and advanced energy storage technology. Malta's technology was developed by Google and leading international researchers, including a Nobel Laureate, and represents the state-of-the-art in utility-scale renewable energy storage. The company has completed multiple fundraising rounds and is growing rapidly. Malta's investors/partners are some of the largest and best-known tech and industrial companies in the world.

Malta's technology is a critical stepping-stone for the transition from fossil power to green renewable energy resources. Malta is located in Cambridge, MA, but operates globally with a range of international project partners, investors, and clients. For more information, please see www.maltainc.com.


The R&D Simulation Engineer will contribute to a range of efforts for developing alternative technologies and solutions that can benefit future iterations of Malta’s grid-scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage plant solution. The scope includes the development and exploration of multi-generational product designs, through building steady-state simulation models of alternate designs, conducting trade-off studies and calculations to compare system performance and costs, and presenting key results to stakeholders. This position will also support various Strategic Initiatives team efforts, including, but not limited to, proposal/grant writing, IP development and documentation, and competitor evaluations.

This position requires strong technical communication skills for conveying findings to audiences with backgrounds in engineering and/or business development. Applicants should have an ability to adapt to changes in a fast-moving start-up environment.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Evaluate alternative technologies and product designs for future implementation
  • Build steady-state and/or transient simulation models of alternate designs
  • Complete trade-off studies and calculations to compare system performance and costs
  • Conduct market analysis and use case studies for alternate designs
  • Analyze data for pilot system and develop procedures for further testing
  • Contribute to other Strategic Initiatives activities, including IP development and documentation, grant and/or proposal writing, and competing technologies research


Required attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited College or University
  • 2+ years of experience within an engineering field
  • Familiarity and/or experience with modeling and simulating complex processes
  • Experience with data analysis, simulation tools, and communicating key findings to a broad audience
  • Proven experience in driving projects from concept to successful completion
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high-tech, high-profile start-up where decisions and progress must be made with imperfect information

Preferred skills and background:

  • Adaptable, versatile, and capable of both working independently and collaborating with a team
  • Experience with MATLAB or other equivalent engineering computational tools
  • Excellent writer who is proficient in communicating concepts and ideas
  • Experience with proposal and/or grant writing
  • Deep understanding of thermodynamic cycles and experience with steady-state modeling tools like Ebsilon, Thermoflex
  • Understanding of system dynamics and transients and their effects on component sizing and performance
  • Familiarity with technoeconomic assessments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (can synthesize complex, multi-dimensional information in compelling collateral for executive and technical teams)
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Deep passion for decarbonization of the global electricity grid


Malta is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all employees.

To apply please send your resume to Jobs@maltainc.com. Please include the job title in the email subject line.