Oklo (S14)
Emission free, always on power from advanced fission power plants.

Software Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA or remote / Remote
Full-time
About Oklo

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years. Oklo’s first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.

Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.

Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.

About the role

Thanks for your interest in Oklo!  We are searching for a Software Engineer to join our Reactor Engineering team.

 

Position Description

The Software Engineer is responsible for creating and maintaining tools to enable our engineering team to design, analyze, and operate reactors. 

 

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Develop software to help solve novel problems.
  • Develop and maintain our CI/CD infrastructure (software, hardware, or both, depending on background).
  • Support our engineering team in integrating and coupling engineering analyses.
  • Provide technical feedback to quick-iterating design teams.
  • Document work using modern tools and techniques, and write well-written, thoughtful technical reports.

 

Competencies

We are looking for a Software Engineer that is:

  • Passionate about clean energy 
  • Passionate about making advanced fission a reality
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Experienced in Git version control
  • Proficient in Python (experience with both Python 2 and 3 preferred)
  • Eager to work on a dynamic team, receive constructive feedback, and grow with us
  • Willing to think differently and do things in new ways 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly iterative startup environment
  • Excited to think creatively, critically, and reflectively about the problems they are solving, while not leaning only on what has been done before 
  • Willing to propose novel and creative solutions to technical problems
  • An excellent writer who can write in modern active voice, so make your cover letter compelling and write it well!
  • Able to communicate technical content and results verbally 

 

Who you are:

A startup person: You aren't driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process.  You don't need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team.  If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won’t enjoy working with us!  There is plenty of important work and plenty of good opportunities with organizations like that.

Motivated: You are self-motivated.  You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn’t about a fake or arbitrary “pieces of flair” mentality or lack of work-life balance!  It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.

A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren’t about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren’t about pushing blame to others.  We do incredible things because we work as a team.

An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.

Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.

Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality. Even excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in software or computer engineering
  • Experience in Git version control
  • Proficiency in Python (experience with both Python 2 and 3 preferred)
  • Experience in data processing, scripting, and high-performance computing environments are a big plus

 

About Oklo compensation:

Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.

 

We are looking to fill this position immediately!


About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years.  Oklo’s first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.

Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.

Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.

Technology

We are using advanced fission to "make reactors people want." Our technology roadmap looks a lot like Tesla - start with a custom, niche product, and build up from there. People may think we need a lot of nuclear engineers or physicists in order to design our product, but we actually need a whole lot of nearly every other engineering discipline, as well as those with founding, business, and sales expertise as well as other areas of expertise.

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