CAREERS

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.

Engineering Intern

Email your resume to jobs@windbornesystems.com to apply

As a WindBorne intern, you will be working on real, mission-critical projects. We're dedicated to helping humanity adapt to climate change as fast as possible, and part of that is having interns contribute in a meaningful way. If you like the idea of working on cutting edge technology that has an impact, and working with a fast moving team with a good sense of humor, WindBorne is the place for you.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Working towards a degree in engineering/physical science
  • Able to show up in person (SF Bay Area)
  • Willingness to put in 50-60 hours a week
  • Comfort with working in a fluid environment where priorities can change quickly
What we look for:
  • Projects outside of class, either on your own or through a project team like a rocketry club, high altitude balloon team, robotics team, solar car team, etc.
  • A love of engineering deep enough that you do it as a hobby
  • Passion for making an impact, especially in environmentalism/climate change
  • Scrappiness: You think outside the box to come up with unconventional solutions
  • When in doubt you return to a strong understanding of first principles
  • Self-sufficiency: You can manage a project on your own with minimal outside guidance
What we offer:
  • The chance to work on cutting edge technology that will have a positive impact on the world
  • The opportunity to work with people who won’t underestimate you
  • The chance to explore what life is like in a fast paced Series A stage startup, and learn some guidelines for starting your own startup some day
Please send your resume, your portfolio of projects, what season you’ll be available, and an indication of which areas you’d be most interested in working on to jobs@windbornesystems.com:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Software
  • Embedded Software
  • Digital Design
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Data Science
  • Sensors Engineering

Meteorology Intern

Email your resume to jobs@windbornesystems.com to apply

As a WindBorne intern, you will be working on real, mission-critical projects. We're dedicated to helping humanity adapt to climate change as fast as possible, and part of that is having interns contribute in a meaningful way. If you like the idea of working on cutting edge technology that has an impact, and working with a fast moving team with a good sense of humor, WindBorne is the place for you.

Requirements:
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in meteorology or atmospheric science
  • Completed a synoptic meteorology course and a programming course
  • Strong understanding of meteorological observational data and numerical weather prediction output
  • Software development skills using python
  • Ability to create graphical displays of meteorological data
  • Ability to calculate verification statistics from meteorological data
  • Ability to develop insights from meteorological data and present those insights to others
  • Strong communications skills
Additional qualifications:
  • Ability to run numerical weather prediction software (e.g., WRF, MPAS) and data assimilation software (e.g., JEDI, GSI, WRFDA)
What we look for:
  • Projects outside of class, either on your own or through a project team like a rocketry club, high altitude balloon team, robotics team, solar car team, etc.
  • A love of engineering deep enough that you do it as a hobby
  • Passion for making an impact, especially in environmentalism/climate change
  • Scrappiness: You think outside the box to come up with unconventional solutions
  • When in doubt you return to a strong understanding of first principles
  • Self-sufficiency: You can manage a project on your own with minimal outside guidance
What we offer:
  • The chance to work on cutting edge technology that will have a positive impact on the world
  • The opportunity to work with people who won’t underestimate you
  • The chance to explore what life is like in a fast paced Series A stage startup, and learn some guidelines for starting your own startup some day
Please send your resume, your portfolio of projects, and what season you’ll be available to jobs@windbornesystems.com.

Assembly Technician

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WindBorne Systems is looking to grow its 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. 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!

We don’t anticipate having this position start until ~mid-October, and there is the possibility of another couple of months of downtime starting ~mid-January 2022. Please be aware of this before applying.

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