Note: the two founding engineer positions have now been filled. Checkout our jobs page for current opportunities.

How do we best utilize software and data to tackle our planet’s most urgent challenges? Being part of the answer to this question is why I am so excited about what we’re building at Earthmover. I was trained as an engineer and a climate scientist, and previously co-founded CarbonPlan, a non-profit working to improve the quality of climate solutions through open data and tools. For the past ten years, I’ve been developing open source software and community projects that help scientists and engineers to make better use of climate and weather data. Collectively, we have a lot of work to do to address the climate crisis, and today, I’m more sure than ever that software and data are going to be key elements of our collective response to the challenges ahead.

A few months ago, Ryan Abernathey and I started Earthmover. As he wrote in his recent post, we’re building a “modern data stack” for science. Our mission is to empower our customers to use scientific data to address our planet’s most urgent challenges, particularly climate change.

As Earthmover’s CTO, my first task is to build a world-class engineering team. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we are looking for some of the best software engineers in the world. We have a compelling technical problem that directly supports our impact-focused mission. The years ahead are going to be very exciting!

What we’re looking for

We’re hiring two founding engineers to help us build our first product. We’re looking for exceptional individuals who bring deep expertise in their domain and that can wear many hats as our startup learns and grows.

We’re looking for engineers who can take ownership and make decisions on their own while also working collaboratively with the rest of the team. If you already have experience building a startup, that’s a big plus.

We expect all developers on our team to write well-designed software with maintainability, extensibility, and performance in mind. Top-notch testing and technical writing (documentation) are also core requirements.

We will be writing a lot of Python and JavaScript at Earthmover. Experience with other languages and frameworks (e.g. Rust, Terraform) is a huge plus.

Most of all, we’re looking for individuals who can help us build out our team. While these are our first two hires, they will certainly not be our last, and we’ll be looking to our founding engineers to help shape our future engineering teams.

Working at Earthmover

We’re a small, all-remote team based in the US. Above all, we aim to provide a supportive workplace where everyone can do their best work. We offer a competitive salary and stock options, ample vacation/holiday time, and standard benefits (medical, dental, etc.).

Since we’re all working remotely, we all get a laptop (Macbook Pro or similar), an external monitor, keyboard, and whatever else you need to get your work done. We do regular offsites to provide a time for the team to work synchronously in person.

Open positions

We’re currently hiring for two positions:

  1. Founding Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure
  2. Founding Engineer - Front-end / UX

Note: the two founding engineer positions have now been filled. Checkout our jobs page for current opportunities.

If you are interested, you can apply using the links above. Include a copy of your CV and a link to your portfolio (personal website, GitHub or LinkedIn profile, etc.).

We look forward to hearing from you.