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If you're a great meteorologist or engineer, or just plain talented, we want to hire you. We'll also consider interns in just about any discipline. Email resumes and portfolios to jobs@windbornesystems.com.

WindBorne Systems is supercharging weather models with a unique proprietary data source: constellations of next-generation smart weather balloons targeting the most critical atmospheric data. Our long-term vision is to eliminate weather uncertainty, and in the process help humanity adapt to climate change, be that predicting hurricanes or speeding the adoption of renewables. The founding team of Stanford engineers was named Forbes 2019 30 under 30 and is backed by top investors including Khosla Ventures.

Data Assimilation and NWP Meteorologist

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WindBorne is seeking an exceptional meteorologist skilled in data assimilation and numerical weather prediction (NWP) to assimilate our unique in-situ, atmospheric data source. As our most important meteorological hire, you'll be building weather prediction with data no-one else has access to. You will be on the forefront of weather, growing a team to help humanity adapt to climate change.

Responsibilities:
  • Assimilating data from targeted atmospheric observations into numerical weather models
  • Assessing and determining the best locations to target to maximize data impact
  • Growing and leading an exceptional team of meteorologists
  • Coordinating with our meteorology partners at NOAA and NCAR
  • Shaping a vision for how WindBorne develops a forward-thinking NWP system that highlights the value of these unique observation sources
Qualifications:
  • Deep experience with WRF or similar numerical weather models
  • Experience with a data assimilation system compatible with the WRF model, e.g. WRFDA, GSI, DART or JEDI
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating model performance
  • MS in meteorology with NWP expertise
  • Strong meteorological intuition
  • Self-directed, creative, and scrappy
Preferred:
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure, eg AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience with ensemble forecast sensitivity analysis
  • Experience with ensemble and 4DVAR data assimilation
  • Experience assimilating novel upper-air observations
  • Experience with FORTRAN
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Experience with MPAS
  • Experience with Machine Learning

Head of Business Development and Sales

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We’re hiring a Head of Business Development and Sales, and as our first and most important non-technical hire, you will have a profound impact on the company. This is a role where you’ll wear many hats and work closely with the founding team. We’re unashamedly a fast-moving startup, and to thrive in this role, you will be flexible, scrappy, and driven.

You will be responsible for:
  • Customer outreach. You will work closely with the founders to add bandwidth to our customer outreach efforts, first in preparation for our Series A and continuing as we scale.
  • Rock-solid market analysis. Weather impacts a huge range of industries, and one of your key responsibilities will be to help the founders prioritize the opportunities in front of us through detailed and accurate market research.
  • Building relationships with advisory customers/design partners to help in the product development process.
  • Analysis of pricing strategy and contract negotiation support in light of your findings.
  • Grants. You will identify & apply to grant opportunities, particularly in developing countries. We’re aware of numerous funding opportunities, and need more bandwidth to prioritize and apply to them effectively.
  • Driving early go-to-market strategy and efforts
Qualifications:
  • Ideally: first or early business employee at a B2B startup
  • Significant real-world experience with market research & analysis
  • Experience conducting customer interviews
  • Enough scientific & engineering knowledge to understand how our technology will change weather
  • High-quality writing skills
  • A deep desire to address climate change

Field Operations Manager

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We’re looking for our new director of field operations to manage launch site setup and maintenance globally. You’ll be an integral part of the weather forecasting “machine” we are creating, and will represent WindBorne on the global stage.

As the director of field operations, you will:
  • Get your hands dirty and learn how to launch advanced weather balloons (you have to know it to teach it)
  • Own development of protocols and training materials for balloon launch activities
  • Become a subject matter expert on everything launch related
  • Form trusting relationships with our global launch contractors
  • Represent WindBorne on the global stage by traveling to train new launch contractors (5-10% of time traveling)
  • Manage equipment deployment and resupply worldwide
  • Work closely with the CEO, CTO, and production team to accomplish our mission of helping humanity adapt to climate change
  • Preferred: Manage supply chains, inventory, and international shipping
What you’ll bring:
  • An excellent attitude above all. We’re looking for someone who thinks outside of the box and who has the grit, resourcefulness, and resilience to thrive in a constantly changing environment
  • Excitement to learn
  • Ability to quickly form trusting relationships with strangers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in field operations
  • Passion for the mission of helping people understand weather risk better and equipping them with the tools to adapt to adverse conditions
  • Excellent communication skills

Assembly Technician

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WindBorne is looking to add a trusted part-time member to our manufacturing and launch team. You will be a part of the group responsible for assembling and launching small weather balloon payloads, with the purpose of gathering atmospheric data over otherwise unobserved areas. The ideal candidate would be comfortably retired or have an established alternative part-time job as this position is prone to long gaps in workload. If you have a passion for technology and the desire to be a part of an effort to drastically improve weather forecasting and tackle climate change please send your resume, optional portfolio of what you have assembled in the past, and include in the email what makes you excited about this opportunity!

Must have the following:
  • Excellent hand dexterity
  • Familiarity with hand and power tools
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and process
  • Ability to manage time effectively in order to finish tasks needing completion in a timely manner
  • Ability to work with others in a friendly and professional manner in a highly collaborative environment
  • Comfortable working in a fluid environment where priorities can change quickly
Desirable extra skills:
  • Fine-pitch SMT soldering (highly desired)
  • Experience with compressed gas and associated hardware (nice to have, but not required)