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Weave Grid San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2020
Full Time
Our mission is to drive rapid decarbonization in global transport and power sectors by intelligently connecting electric vehicles to the grid. Our software uses predictive analytics and systems optimization to make it cheaper and safer for utilities to support the growth of electric vehicles, increase renewable energy adoption, and save customers money. Weave Grid is backed by premier energy-focused venture investors. Join us to tackle one of the biggest challenges and business opportunities of this century.    Industry Context We are living through historic changes in the ways people use transportation - a sector that is now one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicle (EV) sales are growing at over 60% a year , with vehicle manufacturers spending billions to get ready for an electric future. Boston Consulting Group estimates EVs will account for over half of all vehicle sales by 2030. Electric utilities see massive opportunities in this transformation, as the rise of EVs could drive more growth in energy demand over the next 10 years than any decade since the 1950s . Larger EV fleets can also help support renewable energy sources on the grid. But to accommodate growth in EVs, utilities will need to make substantial investments in infrastructure and technology. Weave Grid's software helps meet the challenge of our transition to electrified transport.   Job Description In this role, you will be helping the Weave Grid team and supporting company management in a wide array of capacities. Your work will encompass aspects of business research and strategy, management of internal operations, and engagement with clients and partners.  Tasks may include: Assisting the executive team in creating high quality presentation materials for important client, partner, and investor meetings Developing quantitative models for aiding fundraising, valuing market opportunities, assessing engagement options, and prioritizing company resources Writing grant applications and preparing formal project proposals Researching detailed regulatory filings, state-level policies, and competitive landscapes Acting as a functional, day-to-day liaison for key business relationships  Ensuring internal company operations run smoothly and helping build a healthy company culture Compensation package will include competitive salary, equity, and benefits.  Preference will be given to candidates based in (or willing to relocate to) the San Francisco Bay Area.   Qualifications Minimum BA/BS or equivalent training/experience 2+ years of full-time experience working in management consulting, energy, utilities or related areas Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and excellent work ethic Ability to work with diverse teams and translate between various areas of expertise. Attention to detail and ability to function effectively under time pressure. Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks in response to immediate needs Individual initiative and passion for solving the climate challenge Preferred BA/BS or JD/MS/MBA in engineering, business, or the social sciences with a demonstrated focus on energy Significant domain expertise in one or several of the following areas: Electric mobility Power systems Public utility regulation Enterprise software systems Experience with at least one of the following areas: Financial modeling for startup ventures  Market analysis, pricing, and/or contracting Writing proposals for projects and/or grants Legal experience, in areas such as IP, contracting, or policy Background working at an early-stage company, industry consulting role, or similar fast-paced environment Ability to generate custom, well-documented engineering-economic models and identify key factors and model uncertainties Fluency in data science and data visualization tools ​ How to Apply Submit a resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@weavegrid.com. Please include any relevant links to Github, personal web pages, LinkedIn, or similar platforms.
$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
Joro Oakland, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2020
Full Time
Joro mobilizes people to take collective climate action. Our mobile app and community make it accessible for anyone to start tracking and improving their carbon footprint. Together, we can live lighter and thrive together. Joro is a seed-stage startup founded by a team from Harvard and MIT, backed by top VC and angel investors. We offer competitive startup compensation and flexibility on occasional offsite work. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. We also encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of these requirements. The opportunity: This is a unique opportunity to join as true thought partner alongside the founding team to envision, build, and deliver product. You are looking for a role that offers real product ownership, with the opportunity to be a developer, a leader, and an architect. The ideal candidate will be a senior full-stack developer with experience building in Javascript and for user-facing products. Responsibilities: You will work directly with the founding team to spec, develop, and build core product features. Your role will include: - Build core mobile app features (~60-80% of role) - Shape product development, roadmap, and metrics alongside founding & engineering team (~20% of role) - Help build the engineering team (~10% of role) Qualifications: You’re excited to be part of a team from the ground up, with real ownership over product. You have built products from start to finish, setting and achieving ambitious goals. - 6+ years of professional engineering experience - Has built and owned complex features and products from start to finish - Able/ willing to build in React.js/ React Native and server in Node.js - Background in computer science and/or full-stack development, flexibility to work across frameworks as the product developments - Excited to work in fast-paced, demanding startup environment - Ability to mentor others and support growing engineering team Additional characteristics: You’re entrepreneurial, a great communicator and team player, and passionate about climate. - Responsive, flexible, and humble - Great team player and communicator, loves to learn and be challenged - Care about and excited to work on addressing the climate crisis - Based in or willing to relocate to the Bay Area - Sense of humor!
$90,000 - $110,000 yearly
Joro Oakland, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2020
Full Time
Joro mobilizes people to take collective climate action. Our mobile app and community make it accessible for anyone to start tracking and improving their carbon footprint. Together, we can live lighter and thrive together. Joro is a seed-stage startup founded by a team from Harvard and MIT, backed by top VC and angel investors. We offer competitive startup compensation and flexibility on occasional offsite work. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. We also encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of these requirements. The opportunity: We seek exceptional, entrepreneurial, mission-driven full-stack developers with experience building in Javascript for user-facing products. Joro offers an opportunity to have significant ownership over your work and influence on product as one of the first few engineers hired. Responsibilities: You will work directly with the founding team to build core product features, with an enormous amount of ownership and impact in your work. You will also influence product roadmap by working closely with the founding and engineering team. Qualifications: You’re excited to be part of a team from the ground up, with real ownership over product. You have built products from start to finish, setting and achieving ambitious goals. - 2+ years of professional engineering experience - Able/ willing to build in React.js/ React Native and server in Node.js - Background in computer science and/or full-stack development - Ability to learn quickly and flexibility to work across frameworks as the product develops - Excited to work in fast-paced, demanding startup environment Additional characteristics: You’re entrepreneurial, a great communicator and team player, and passionate about climate. - Responsive, flexible, and humble - Great team player and communicator, loves to learn and be challenged - Care about and excited to work on addressing the climate crisis - Based in or willing to relocate to the Bay Area - Sense of humor!
Full Cycle Bioplastics Mountain View, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2020
Full Time
Full Cycle Bioplastics is a mission-driven startup company. We make biodegradable, compostable plastic alternatives using organic waste. We’re scaling our solution now to contribute significantly to solving the global issues of plastics waste and greenhouse gas emissions. We are seeking candidates for the role of Compost & Bioplastic Production Facility Operator. This position is for employment by ABM, the operator at our pilot facility for a client in Mountain View. ABM operates the facility on behalf of and under direction from Full Cycle Bioplastics and the local project partner. We’re looking for candidates who share our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect for the individual, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability. The Compost & Bioplastic Production Facility Operator will work at the intersection of traditional waste management practices and emerging technology intended to confront the environmental impact of plastics and greenhouse gases. This position includes responsibilities similar to those found in a lab environment as well as a manufacturing floor. Knowledge in the areas of waste management, wastewater treatment, composting, and lab research will support the candidate well in this position. We highly value experience in standard laboratory operations and safety practices. Spanish fluency is a plus. Location: Mountain View, CA 94043 US (Primary) Hours: 8-hour shifts between 6am-10pm, Monday-Friday. Report: This position reports to the Compost & Bioplastic Production Facility Supervisor. System Operator responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Safety Follow and support all safety policies and procedures Ensure all waste or byproducts are disposed of according to relevant rules and regulations Quality Perform material sampling Conduct sample analysis Record sampling results Inform Supervisor of any variances Maintain accurate and neat records and production samples as required Monitor wastewater prior to discharge or treatment Material Handling Collect, transfer and unload organic waste and bulking agent bins Wash and return empty waste bins to kitchen operations Ensure finished compost is cleanly contained in receiving carts Monitor and replace dosing additive drums as needed Collect, transfer, store and refrigerate production materials Collect and load outbound materials for shipment Support shipping/receiving activity as directed Operation Set up, clean and operate machinery per company standards Run automated material loading and unloading unit operations (automated bin tippers, conveyor belt) Run pulping process per parameters and instructions Ensure correct loading of in-vessel composter per established process parameters Monitor in-vessel composter operation Run automated and manual material transfers per process parameters and Supervisor direction Run centrifuge unit operation process for material Maintenance Clean and maintain operating area per daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedule Perform daily/weekly/monthly maintenance as directed Clean and calibrate sampling probes Identify process challenges and coordinate troubleshooting efforts with Supervisor Reporting Record inbound & outbound weights of materials throughout unit operations Record shipping/receiving information Record all quality or inspection data as instructed Record all production data as instructed Other Other duties as may be assigned from time to time to ensure timely, efficient operation of the Compost and Bioplastic Production Facility Requirements: 2+ years of experience in one of these, or similar, fields: Manufacturing, Compost, Wastewater, Biotech Operations, Sustainable Materials Ability to work in a production environment, recognizing various sounds, odors, and alarms Demonstrated understanding of system processes after completion of training Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills A high degree of ethical standard, trustworthiness, accuracy, and attention to detail Excellent English communication skills (both verbal and written) Able to lift 50 lbs Must be able to work shifts and overtime as needed Preferred skills: Basic knowledge of piping, tubing and fitting sizes (standard/metric) Basic machine maintenance skills: oil & grease machines, ability to change parts, and the ability to use hand tools to repair/calibrate Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology Waste management experience related to organics and recycling Experience with circular materials, compost, plastics, fermentation or biotechnology Fluent in Spanish

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In the first edition of our Community Spotlight series, we interview Software Motor Company's VP of Business Development, Maya Aharon. Maya brings over a decade of business acumen to the table, and has been with Software Motor Company for two years. Continue reading to learn more about Maya and Software Motor Company. How did you initially get involved in cleantech?  After a few years working in startups, I was offered an operating executive role at a private equity firm in Israel, where I lived then. One of the companies I was asked to evaluate and help scale was a Canadian chemical engineering company that designed an eco-friendly innovative laundry detergent in the form of a compact paper sheet. Their mission was to eliminate 94 million plastic jugs end up in landfills each year in Canada. Besides the interesting strategy work around the go to market, I mostly enjoyed taking an active role in a sustainability effort around waste and carbon footprint reduction. Since, it's become my passion and I've been very particular with my career choices. Today, after getting involved in a handful of companies in the cleantech vertical, it's become a guiding value for me when I evaluate career and growth opportunities. Working at Software Motor Company today, I feel I'm on the forefront of cleantech, directly impacting energy reduction at scale.  Tell us a bit about your organization. Software Motor Company (SMC) is one of the most visionary companies I have had a privilege to be part of in my career. There are a few interesting stats I most certainly was unaware of before joining SMC that heavily swayed my decision to take a leadership role at SMC: (1) Electric motors consume half of the electricity in the entire world. You don’t think about it since they are in the background, unlike lighting that is in the room with us and fairly visible. (2) There is a $100B worth of electric motors sold in the world every year. The vast majority are AC induction motors, which the architecture for this type of motor was designed 120 years ago. (3) The install base of electric motors uses about a $1 trillion a year worth of electricity, YET, half of that is waste! Between inefficiencies, thermal loses and bad controls strategies, there is endless room for improvement. SMC is focused on solving this massive waste - this is the first time Moore's law applies to motors. SMC is leveraging power electronics and IoT advancements to commoditize switched reluctance motor design. SMC is focused on solving this massive waste - through commoditizing switched reluctance motor design. Our goal on a very high level is to replace all electric motors with optimal motor systems. AC induction motors were a brilliant design when they were originally adopted but since then they have been iterated upon so many times, the induction architecture, as good as it is, at this point has reached a plateau in terms of improvements with this specific design. On the other hand, Switched Reluctance Motors have been thought to be the next generation electric motors for years, yet due to their dependence on active computing power and power electronics to run, which introduced high complexity and high costs, they have not been widely adopted in mass markets. Over the course of the last 7 years, SMC has developed the most efficient, most reliable and most cost effective motor in the world, and we are completely transforming the motor industry, and by product the HVAC, industrial and agriculture verticals to start with as well. Our GTM is two fold, partnering with equipment manufacturers to provide SMC systems as integrated components, currently predominantly with fan driven equipment manufacturers, and tapping into the energy savings driven HVAC retrofit market. We’ve specifically identified buildings/ commercial real estate as the main target for the SMC retrofit effort. Looking forward, SMC will eventually move into industrial, automotive and such. My job at SMC as the Vice President Business Development is to accelerate market adoption and market share, to determine and execute the go-to market strategies in a wide range of verticals and to build and nurture strategic relationships with ecosystem players like utilities, government, energy services companies, HVAC market leaders and others. What do you love about your work or what are you most passionate about?  I'm passionate about delivering value, about leading change in markets that have been lagging to adopt innovation and technologies. I'm passionate about building super functional teams and creating culture that allows people to reach their maximum potential.   What career advice would you give someone just getting started in your sector?  (1) Patience is key. Change is difficult to drive, especially in sectors related to cleantech. Real Estate, and HVAC in particular are slow to adopt change and technology, it's easy to get discouraged by the pace. (2) Balancing out of the box thinking and market feedback is key. I learned that to be great at delivering innovation and disrupting markets, the end user must drive the overall direction, yet to design the best solution that is disruptive and value adding, one of the most dangerous things that can throw you off is "this is how we've always done it".  How can one combat climate change outside of their career?  Every contribution is worthy. You don't have to change a whole industry to bring value. There are endless behavioral changes we can introduce to our community that can advance sustainability. Leading by example is the most basic contribution . Explore careers at Software Motor Company .
Our friends over at Cleantech Rising have put together a thoughtful and informative piece on the world of recycling, its history, its evolution, and its environmental impact. Recycling is often shrouded in confusion and misinformation, but this article effectively addresses the harsh (but important) realities of recycling. To view the article, click here .
A shift to a greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030 if the right policies are put in place, says the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to the ILO’s new report, the  World Employment and Social Outlook , the new jobs will be created by adopting sustainable practices in the energy sector, using electric vehicles, and increasing energy efficiency in existing and future buildings. The report refutes assertions that greening the economy will result in job losses and economic deterioration. “The green economy can enable millions more people to overcome poverty and deliver improved livelihoods for this and future generations.” ILO Deputy Director-General Deborah Greenfield said, adding that “This is a very positive message of opportunity in a world of complex choices.” As the world moves to a greener economy, an estimated 6 million jobs will be lost, including in the areas of petroleum extraction and refinery, coal mining and production of electricity from coal. To offset this, the report states that complementary policies will be needed to protect workers and ensure that the transition is just, the same report shows. ILO suggests that well-designed policies could strengthen social protection and support green investment that is financially viable and conducive to higher growth; that leads to employment creation and fairer income distribution. However, policy creation is not the only answer for just transition. It will also require stronger commitment by firms to achieve environmental sustainability at the global level. Globally, 1.2 billion jobs depend on a stable and healthy environment. Industries like agriculture, fisheries and forestry, as well as tourism and pharmaceuticals, depend on natural environmental processes. Projected temperature increases and environmental degradation hurts jobs and working conditions, as work depends on natural resources, on ecosystem services and on a stable, disaster-free environment. In fact, ILO predicts that 72 million full-time jobs will be lost by 2030 due to heat stress, and temperature increases will lead to shorter available work hours, particularly in agriculture. *** Per the  United Nations  & the  International Labour Organization  ***
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