SENIOR COMBUSTION ENGINEER BioLite Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED REPORTS TO: VP Product Development
COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage startups, including benefits,
bonus plan, and equity stock options.
BioLite is a funded startup that develops; manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for offgrid
communities around the world. Our first products are clean-burning, wood fueled cooking stoves
capable of converting their own waste heat in to electricity to charge electronic devices. Our business
serves two distinct markets, 1) developing world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor
enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging.
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT:
BioLite is looking for a clean-energy enthusiast and solid fuels combustion expert to spearhead its core
technology efforts. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-moving startup with both a technical and
creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you have deep knowledge of applied sciences and
engineering an area such as combustion, thermodynamics, fluids, and biomass or other clean energies,
as well as general knowledge of everything-else-under-the-sun, you?re perfect. Further, if you are looking
to work with a crack product development team that will help to ensure your technical investigations and
collaborations see the light of day, we?re your company. You will have the opportunity to work on a range
of products, inventions, and research programs funded by both our product stream and by grants from
global NGO?s and sponsoring organizations.
? Research and Development ? Lead the research and development of applied technologies
across product and technical programs including solid fuel biomass stoves.
? Core Technologies ? Identify, assess, analyze, and evolve individual technologies that can be
applied to emerging and outdoor recreation markets in various areas including cooking, energyaccess,
lighting, and off-grid living.
? Project Management ? Plan and oversee timeline and budget for technology development
projects. Manage select projects as a lead investigator.
? Grant execution ? Lead the procurement, execution, and completion of grant-funded product
and technology initiatives.
? Operations and Infrastructure ? Build and integrate the R&D capacity within the overall
company. Collaborate with product development, operations, marketing, and business teams.
? Personnel and Team ? Recruit, guide, and mentor scientific, engineering, and research staff.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
? 5-10 years experience in combustion, clean biomass energy, and fluid mechanics
? Experience in outdoor recreation products, and emerging markets a plus
? Demonstrated ability to develop technologies into real products
? Hands-on experimental design, scientific testing and analysis, and field research
? Experience guiding technical personnel and teams
? Enthusiasm for new technology, design, and innovation
? Exposure to trends in global technology and research and development practices
? Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Self-managing and motivated; experience in a start-up environment a plus
? CFD, 3D modeling, and thermodynamic simulation and analysis (Chemkin a plus)
? Knowledge of combustion chemistry, physics, aerodynamics and fluid mechanics
? Design of experiments, statistics, and mathematical modeling a plus
? Familiarity with testing systems, analog and digital sensors, digital electronics, data acquisition
and computational analysis
? Familiarity with high temperature materials and coatings
? Familiarity with prototype design and construction, including manual tools and rapid prototyping
||Brooklyn, NY |
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 2 million people every year, twice as many as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean cookstoves have failed to achieve the smoke reductions necessary to protect health and have also failed to catalyze consumer demand due to minimal functionality beyond that of a traditional open fire. BioLite has developed an advanced, affordable, clean burning stove that combines unprecedented emissions reductions with economically valuable electricity generation.
Our first products are capaInvestors: Acumen Fund
, Rose Park Advisors LLC
, White Road Investments All Jobs: at BioLite Inc.
|Headquarters:||65 Jay Street|
Brooklyn, NY 11201
|Industry:||Cleantech / Energy|
|Company Profile:||ABOUT BIOLITE:
BioLite is a dynamic social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets consumer energy products for off grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It is the recipient of numerous awards including the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment, Popular Science Best of What's New, Nokia Health Tech Awards, and Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. It is a proud member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.|
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