Founding Engineer (Full Stack Software)

Terradot
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
United States
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Job Description

Terradot

Our mission is to accelerate gigaton-scale soil carbon sequestration around the world 

Problem

Globally, soils have the potential to sequester over 1 billion tons of carbon through regenerative agriculture practices and emerging solutions like biochar and enhanced rock weathering. However today, measurement, reporting, and verification of soil carbon sequestration is not cost effective, accurate, or scalable. This prevents large-scale climate finance from being deployed to rapidly scale soil carbon improvement despite its massive potential to combat climate change, improve food security, and alleviate extreme poverty. 

Company 

Terradot is building technology to accelerate gigaton-scale soil carbon removal and storage around the world. To start, we are building the world's best global measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) platform to accelerate high-integrity soil carbon sequestration. With Stanford’s Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab, we leverage technological innovation using ground truth sampling, remote sensing, and AI modeling to accurately and scalably measure soil carbon. For soil carbon project developers, Terradot decreases the time, cost, and complexity of MRV while increasing the integrity of the carbon removal credits for carbon buyers. This enables the large-scale deployment of climate finance to incentivize the adoption of sustainable practices. We are focused on improving soil health in emerging economies to maximize global sequestration and community impact. 

We are a public-benefit corporation driven by passion and purpose in service to our planet, people, and prosperity.  Terradot is backed by world-class investors including Floodgate, John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins, Sheryl Sandberg, Ponderosa Ventures, 776 Foundation (Alexis Ohanian), George Roberts, and Stanford’s TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. We are advised by an all-star team of Stanford climate professors with 100,000+ citations collectively.  

Values

  • Curiosity: Most solutions to reach net zero do not exist yet. We are looking for sensationally curious team players who use a beginner’s mindset to find novel solutions and embrace the growth mindset to overcome setbacks   
  • Kindness: Great teams change the world, we believe kindness is the foundation to build great teams on and also guides the impact we aim to have on our planet to pay it forward. 
  • Mamba Mentality: Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality combines love, passion, and borderline obsession to improve every day and create a culture of collectively becoming the best we can be at our shared dream.
  • Speed and Scale: We value teammates who are ready to move at the speed and scale necessary to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. If you are looking to coast, stick to big tech.
  • Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Collaboration: The ability to think across disciplines and work with people from a variety of backgrounds is not just a requirement, but a unique advantage given that our work spans multiple domains and impacts communities around the world.

About 

We’re based in the SF/Bay Area and are fostering a strong in-person first, collaborative, mission-driven culture. Our founders graduated from Stanford with a focus on Climate Science and AI. They have previously founded and led an international nonprofit that has partnered with farmers to provide over 100 million meals to families in need and published AI+Remote Sensing for Climate Change research under Andrew Ng as part of the Stanford ML Group.


Founding Engineer (Full Stack Software)

Role Description

  • You will work on the development of our Core Product: a soil carbon measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) platform 
  • As one of the first few engineers and employees on the team, you will own the entire technology stack, and help shape our technical culture as you see best 
  • You will work directly with various stakeholders to get feedback and help inform product strategy

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience building and owning a complete end-to-end technology stack (Frontend + Backend)
  • A track record of shipping and going through the full product development cycle right from writing the first line of code to product in the hands of users and iterating quickly on feedback
  • Proactive and collaborative self-starter who both enjoys working with users directly and building 

Nice to Haves

  • Past experience working in climate/agriculture is not a requirement, but a passion for climate is a plus! 
  • Past multidisciplinary teamwork is a huge plus, as you will be working with an interdisciplinary team with expertise in AI, Remote Sensing, Carbon Markets, Soil Carbon Modeling, Sustainable Finance 
  • You care deeply about climate change and feel a strong moral responsibility to act now. This extends into all facets of your life: both personal and professional. No action is too small and no goal is too big. Whether you have turned vegan or swear by public transport, we are big believers in embracing sustainability as a mindset and would love to learn what this means for you! 

What does success in this role look like? 

  • You ship product and have fast outputs
  • You make improvements to the product by taking initiative to get user feedback and developing your own intuition for the product which complements your deep technical understanding



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