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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: a new kind of long-endurance, controllable atmospheric measurement platform. Our long-term vision is to vastly reduce 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 were named Forbes 2019 30 under 30 and are backed by top investors including Khosla Ventures.

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.

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

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
Preferred:
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Self-directed, creative, and scrappy
  • 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

Director of Growth

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We’re hiring a growth director, 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • Significant deal-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

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