Fullstack Web Developer

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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. We then combine that unique data source with the world’s most accurate AI weather models. 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.

WindBorne is looking for a Fullstack Web Developer to help build our mission control suite and forecast viewer. Our mission control analyzes and displays telemetry from our constellation of balloons around the world, as well as providing a range of tools for tracking manufacturing and planning launches. In the near future, we'll have thousands of balloons aloft at once, and improving our tools is critical to enabling that.

Image of a WindBorne balloon
Map of hundreds of WindBorne's flights, covering the entire northern hemisphere
A balloon + flight paths from over 600 flights conducted by WindBorne

We're dedicated to both mitigating climate change and helping humanity adapt to its effects as fast as possible, and you can be a part of our mission to make this global societal impact. If you like the idea of working on cutting edge technology, and working with a fast moving team, WindBorne is the place for you.


Expanding and maintaining our mission control suite with an eye towards constellation growth and more tightly integrating our forecasts. While our existing system is powerful, it’s focused on running through the status of individual balloons: when we have 10,000 balloons aloft at any time, that will no longer work. You’ll work with the co-founder who wrote it and will additionally take regular shifts doing flight control to get a feel for needs in the real world. Additionally, while this role is largely focused on an internal product, you may also be tagged in to support the development of the external one.

Skills and Qualifications

Ruby on Rails and React. We want a full-stack web developer who’s excited about understanding the flow of data through a complex system: balloon to satellite to server to the browser and back again. You’ll thrive if you’re into fun ideas about how to keep a high development velocity without sacrificing performance (we may severely abuse the browser’s Cache API, for example). The majority of the code is Rails and React, though you may touch systems written in languages like C (eg native extensions), Rust (some services + some WASM), and WebGL. Beyond technical skills, you should be excited about working at a scrappy startup with a lot of independence.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Office food and beverages


Address: 858 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA.

In person strongly preferred.

What our hardware looks like

Closeup of a WindBorne balloon
Launch rig
Photos taken in Svalbard, Norway, 78°N

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