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Thermal research engineer


This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted December 18, 2019.

We’re building the next generation of thermodynamic devices for an industry that hasn’t seen innovation in over 50 years.

We’re looking for someone who understands both the fundamentals of scientific research and the bigger picture of our impact on global climate.

We strive to create a built environment that doesn’t compromise our natural environment, and are looking for someone to help us create the foundation for that future.ResponsibilitiesDevelop thermodynamic devices with groundbreaking efficiency to cut carbon emissions and expand access to healthy, comfortable buildingsDesign and optimize thermodynamic cycles by guiding the choice of components and operating parametersMaximize heat transfer efficiency through strategic design of geometry and flowUse off-the-shelf and custom-developed simulation tools to simulate thermodynamic, flow, and heat transfer processesDesign and run experiments, process and understand results, and identify paths forwardWrite grant applications and reports to granting agenciesDesired QualificationsMS with 3+ years of work experience or PhD (degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent technical field)Track record of solving open-ended problems through creative thinkingFundamental understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transferExperience with Python/SciPy, MATLAB, or similarExperience with instrumentation, data collection, and data analysis, e.g.

using LabVIEW or microcontroller-based DAQ systemsBasic understanding of engineering design principlesBonus QualificationsExperience with CFD or multiphysics simulation (ANSYS, COMSOL, or similar)Experience with HVAC systemsKnowledge of polymer manufacturing techniques and failure modes