Sofar Ocean Technologies

Our oceans cover over 70% of our planet’s surface, drive our climate system, and over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea. Our ocean environment affects us every day, through weather, the food we eat, and the stuff we use. Yet, ocean data is exceedingly sparse, and we know more about the surface of the moon than the waters surrounding us. Distributed sensing has revolutionized digitizing on land and from space. Ocean’s are next.

Our goal is to create a data-abundant ocean and provide critical insights to science, society, and industries. As a first step, we deploy and grow the world’s largest real-time ocean weather sensor network which provides the most accurate marine weather information and forecasts to power industry-specific solutions.

We believe that more and better ocean data will contribute to greater understanding of our environment, better decisions, improved business outcomes, and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable planet.

Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 26, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The role We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our team as we build a new software product to help the maritime shipping industry lower carbon emissions with better weather data. Wayfinder, our dynamic voyage optimization application, runs on board the largest shipping vessels in the world, providing critical decision-making context for sea captains as they navigate the world's oceans. It also supports shoreside teams aiming to improve voyage profitability and integrate technologies to decarbonize their operations.   Building a great...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 21, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position The ocean may be the harshest environment for which people design and deploy electronic systems at scale. Our sensing systems are groundbreaking in their low cost, small size, and global coverage. To succeed at our mission, it is essential we maintain a focus on constantly improving our designs for the harsh ocean environment, constantly improving our manufacturing processes, and constantly advance our focus on quality. As the Senior Test Engineer on our manufacturing team, you'll lead the design and implementation of our testing systems – from...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 19, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position Sofar Ocean is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager to help scale our current hardware production as we enter a phase of growth in a challenging global supply chain environment. You will help maintain and grow existing relationships with contract manufacturers and vendors, build new relationships, and ensure that a healthy supply chain keeps our sensors flowing off of the production line and into the oceans where they can make a positive impact. You will have the opportunity to improve and scale our existing systems with our highly...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 12, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position You will be a key contributor to the mechanical design and manufacturing of all our hardware products – working from high level system architecture through transition to manufacturing. You will weigh risks, options and outcomes with your teammates, exercising sound design judgement. You thrive in small and collaborative multidisciplinary teams, and are eager to pitch in to debug and solve gnarly issues (even when it's obviously a software bug). You strive for the shared success of improving the health of our oceans and planet by shipping a...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Franciso, CA or Remote
Oct 08, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Role We have an exciting opportunity for a strategic and experienced growth marketer to join the marketing team at Sofar. You will strategize on and execute all our demand generation efforts.  This role will be instrumental in growing our inbound efforts and generating pipeline/revenue. You will excel in an “all hands on deck” environment, solve strategic business challenges, and thrive in a startup culture. As a founding member of Sofar’s marketing team, this is a great opportunity to grow with a fast-growing startup. You will report to the Head of...
Sofar Ocean Technologies Singapore
Oct 07, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position Devise and execute Sofar’s GTM strategy for the APAC market, focused on the Wayfinder ship routing product Grow and expand Sofar’s business relationships with ship owners, operators, and charterers Win sales and ensure customer success to drive renewals Build network and establish strong credibility as a Subject Matter Expert for Wayfinder in APAC Some projects you’ll be a part of: Work with Marketing to devise demand generation campaigns and materials for educating the market on Sofar’s products Influence the Product Team by...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 01, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position We are looking for an experienced data engineer to refine and scale our weather forecast data pipeline. This pipeline combines realtime sensor readings from our worldwide fleet of ocean buoys, publicly available weather data sources, and our own proprietary forecast model into a variety of data products suitable for visualization and scientific analysis. In this role, you would be responsible for building out extensions to our current pipeline to scale and bring on board new data sources, as well as improve the reliability or existing pipeline...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 01, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. About the Position We are looking for a product-driven Software Engineering Manager to join our team as we build a new software product for the maritime transport industry. Our Wayfinder product runs on board the largest shipping vessels in the world, providing critical decision making context for sea captains as they navigate the world's oceans. Building a great product will require you to have a deep understanding of our customers, their workflows, and the data they work with every day. You will collaborate with a top-notch team of engineers, ocean...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 01, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. ABOUT THE ROLE: We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and strategically-minded recruiting partner, who loves to be at the forefront of recruiting for the best and brightest. This role is an integral part of a growing recruiting team supporting our organization as a whole.  You will be responsible for the search and discovery of top technical talent for our high-growth business while building out the recruiting function.  You will excel in an “all hands on deck” environment, solve for strategic business challenges, and thrive in a startup culture....
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Oct 01, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. About The Position We are looking for a product-driven software engineer to join our team as we build a new software product for the maritime transport industry. Our Wayfinder product runs on board the largest shipping vessels in the world, providing critical decision making context for sea captains as they navigate the world's oceans. Building a great product will require you to have a deep understanding of our customers, their workflows, and the data they work with every day. You will collaborate with a top-notch team of engineers, ocean scientists and...
Sofar Ocean Technologies San Francisco, CA
Aug 23, 2021
The Company At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy. The Position We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks. International students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. You are interested in joining our Hardware Engineering team and ready to dig into embedded software projects that are critical to our team’s success.  Some projects you’ll be a part of: Building new integrations for Spotter and Smart Mooring Subsystem development in next generation platforms Advanced research and experiments...