Government Business Development Lead

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.

WindBorne Systems is seeking a Government Business Development Lead to help grow our government sales. You will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new government sales opportunities, as well as managing and expanding our existing customer relationships. You will work closely with our engineering and manufacturing teams to ensure that our products meet the needs of our government customers.

We're dedicated to helping humanity adapt to climate change 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 with a good sense of humor, WindBorne is the place for you.

Image of a WindBorne balloon
Map of hundreds of WindBorne's flights, covering the entire northern hemisphere
Balloon flight paths from over 500 flights conducted by WindBorne

Roles and responsibilities

  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities with government agencies, including BAAs, RFIs, and RFPs
  • Manage and expand existing government contracts
  • Manage relationships with government contacts
  • Develop a deep understanding of WindBorne’s technology and how it can be applied to solve various government challenges
  • Lead development of grant applications and other communication materials
  • Manage other team members for development of grant applications and other communication materials as necessary
  • Attend domestic and international trade shows and conferences; run demos
  • Manage online profiles in various government sales systems, including invoicing requests
  • Communicate deadlines and commitments from contracts to other team members to ensure contracts are executed smoothly
  • Create reports for the customer after completion of contracted milestones

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field, eg grant writing, government relations, business development, or sales
  • High level of proficiency with Google Suite (docs, slides, sheets, gmail, calendar)
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Enough scientific & engineering knowledge to understand how our technology will change weather
  • Willingness to operate in a fast paced environment and make tradeoffs between quantity and quality of work
  • Experience working within a Digital HQ chat platform, e.g. Slack
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Persistence and dedication when following up with external parties
  • Love both for technical writing and for talking with third parties

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with government procurement processes
  • Experience selling weather-related products or services to government agencies
  • Knowledge of the weather community

Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Office food and beverages

Location

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

Flexibility for hybrid work is offered.

What our hardware looks like

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

To apply, email your resume to jobs@windbornesystems.com.