Glacier

Glacier's mission is to end waste. Sound ambitious? We agree. But the UN estimates that we have only 11 years left to change our consumption patterns before we do irreversible damage to the environment, so we’re of the opinion that now is the time for big bets.

We’re starting in the world of recycling, which has a huge opportunity for impact. Americans send 1.4 million tons of waste to recycling facilities every week (that’s about 4 Empire State Buildings, or 1.5 Golden Gate Bridges). We’re also really bad at it: 25% of what we put in our recycling bins isn’t even recyclable. These recycling facilities make a living by sorting our jumbled-up waste and they need to do it cheaply and accurately. Otherwise they go out of business and our recycling goes straight to the landfill. Even so, recycling facilities today use processes that are highly manual, expensive, and error prone. We plan to revolutionize the way these facilities use technology, to make them more streamlined, accurate, and profitable - which means more recyclables avoid the landfill, and more of our natural resources are protected.

Our growing team draws from the brightest and most passionate professionals across robotics, manufacturing, software, AI, and market strategy. We’re united by our deep-rooted passion to make a big environmental impact, and we’re looking for other mission-driven, creative thinkers to help us right the ship on this truly global issue.

Apr 22, 2022
Full time role
Glacier San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
At Glacier, we are taking on one of the world’s most pressing problems: trash. Did you know that, in the US, we send over half of our recyclables to the landfill? We're working to fix that. In doing so, we’ll also be reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption, and depletion of natural resources. Glacier’s first product is a robot that uses computer vision and a novel design to sort recyclables from trash more quickly, accurately and cheaply than any other sorter on the market. This robot will divert tons of recyclables (literally!) from landfills every day. We’re looking for a talented robotics software engineer to help us build this game-changing machine.   About us: We’re a small team based in SF. Our founders come from Facebook engineering and Bain consulting. As an early member of our robotics team, you’ll have a significant role in shaping Glacier’s future. Commitment to ending waste and fighting climate...