Company SummaryOur mission is to accelerate our planet’s transition to a carbon negative society. We will capture 1B tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2035 (equivalent of ~60M Americans’ annual emissions today), and build a multi-billion dollar business along the way. The problem we are solving is that according to IPCC, billions of tons of CO2 need to removed from the atmosphere (in addition to decarbonizing the entire economy) by 2050 to keep global warming to 1.5 °C, but current technologies are too expensive and not scalable to the volume necessary.Unlike traditional engineered removal solutions, our Nature published technology combines the natural properties of minerals (carbon mineralization) with engineering to provide a low cost path to $50/tCO2 for Direct Air Capture (DAC), the cost at which carbon removal will be transformative. Our early customers are corporations and other entities that need to reduce and offset their carbon emissions to meet compliance requirements or carbon pledges. Our go-to-market strategy allows us to be unit profitable from day one, and reach >$1B in revenue just from existing markets and pledges. Our $100B opportunity lies with carbon markets set for creation in the EU, US, and other markets. Over the next 18 months, we will de-risk our cost estimates, build a demonstration plant, and validate the commercial viability of this technology.About the jobThe Heirloom team is on a path to creating the world’s first sustainable, scalable, and economically viable carbon removal system. This technology - which requires a unique blend of geology, chemistry, industrial engineering, and process engineering - doesn’t yet exist at the scales necessary to make a difference, so we need to build it ourselves. We are looking for dedicated and driven hardware scientists and engineers to help us design and build systems that capture CO2 directly from the air and enable us to process it into a variety of products (carbon credits, carbon negative materials, etc).You will design and build the software systems and the data pipeline line for our equipment that captures and measures the CO2 we capture from the air we breathe. While our laboratory results demonstrate the general concept, we must scale from lab bench to industrial scales. You will help shape and drive exploratory research and development phases to evaluate and test new ideas and setups. You revel in both complexity and uncertainty and delight in breaking down and translating huge problems into actionable and testable systems requirements. As we scale, you will help us design and build the infrastructure necessary to operate at the industrial levels necessary to effect global change on our CO2 footprint. Your work has the potential to directly shape our fight against climate change.
- Creating components for a custom traceability and operations system using an object oriented approach.
- Develop a standard for deploying tested code with rapid iteration.
- Develop and maintain the infrastructure for equipment and process data. Guide teams that are using this data for analysis, we are looking for someone who understands the source of the data.
- Design and implement a distributed system to control operations of our capture and processing equipment.
- BS or MS in computer science, engineering, or equivalent.
- Proficiency in Java and python or equivalent.
- Experience with Git, experience with GitHub a plus.
- Public cloud experience (AWS or Azure)
- Experience working with a diverse set of databases, such as mySQL, Postgres, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver results on time with high quality and attention to detail
- Experience with CI/CD work flows and tools.
- Building monitoring tools - datadog or equivalent is a plus.
- Knowledge of industrial automation and different industrial protocols.
- Experience in MES development, deployment, and continuous improvement
Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering