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If you're a great electrical engineer, 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 aims to deliver better weather forecasts built on a proprietary balloon-based atmospheric sensing platform. Their system can travel a quarter of the way around the world in a single flight and navigate to capture data with the highest impact, filling the huge gaps in traditional measurements. The company is backed by Khosla Ventures, and the team, led by a Thiel fellow and a Hertz fellow, was recognized by Forbes 30 under 30. They developed their world-record-breaking technology through four years of Stanford research, and are working to build the next generation of weather prediction with the mission of helping humanity adapt to the growing threat of climate change -- and the extreme weather that comes along with it.

Electrical Engineer

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We're looking for a motivated EE generalist to take over the majority of day-to-day aspects of electrical engineering, working directly alongside the founding team. Position starts as soon as immediately.

The ideal candidate would have significant hands-on experience in electronics projects, with further experience in RF engineering a huge plus. Position starts as soon as immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Design PCBs for flight avionics and R&D support
  • Support exploratory R&D to expand platform capabilities and performance
  • Reliability test flight hardware
  • Aid investigation and analysis of in-flight performance
  • Manage scaled PCBA production
  • Manage design files and electrical engineering software workflows
  • Optional: Design and test RF systems for balloon communication
Qualifications:
  • Hands-on electronics experience building projects
  • Proficiency with EE bench equipment
  • SMT soldering proficiency
  • PCB design experience
  • Experience writing C
Optional:
  • Hands-on mechanical assembly experience
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Familiarity with embedded programming
  • Experience with robotics and embedded systems
  • RF experience

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)