Rain acknowledges the essential role of wildfire in healthy ecosystems. However: our ecosystem is not presently healthy. The obvious, necessary solution to climate change is reducing human carbon emissions. Until that happens, wildfire is both a symptom and a cause of climate change: every year, wildfires release 80 billion tons of carbon globally. We need tools to adapt to a changing climate, and the Rain System is one in a suite of tools that includes controlled burns, innovative policies, and ongoing forest management. We believe uncontrolled wildfires destroying communities, livelihoods and lives are unnecessary to meet our climate objectives.
Every wildfire starts small. Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition using a network of autonomous drones permanently installed throughout high risk regions. We are fire sprinklers for the forest.
Rain is backed by the expertise of wildland fire professionals and the institutional and private capital of Silicon Valley leaders. We are solving our own problem.
As an engineer at Rain, you will work with a small group of tactical, multidisciplinary engineers with experience in robotics, UAS, data science and safety critical systems towards a singular mission: eliminating undesired wildfires on an aggressive timeline. As a Navigation Software Engineer, you will model, create, and test software that guides the Rain System through all stages of a wildfire response (coordinating safe takeoff, transit, suppression, and landing).
This position will begin with a 6 month term at our flight and test burn facility in Pendleton, Oregon before returning to our HQ in San Francisco Bay, California. Corporate housing is provided in Pendleton for those joining from the Bay Area. This position reports directly to our Chief Engineer of Autonomous Systems.
We encourage you to apply even if you aren’t an exact match for an open role. We also highly encourage candidates with unconventional experiences or nontraditional backgrounds to apply.