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Operations IT Infrastructure Engineer

Company: Kairos Aerospace
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

About Kairos Aerospace -

At Kairos Aerospace, we combine innovative aerospace systems with advanced data science. Unlike traditional aerospace companies, we sell information, not hardware - we operate our sensors cost-effectively at continental scale to produce novel data streams about pressing global problems.
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First on our list: -spotting hard-to-monitor emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change. Since starting continuous survey operations in 2018, Kairos has removed methane emissions equal to over 9.2 million tonnes of CO2e through our work. To put that in perspective, that's equivalent to over 2 million cars being removed from the roads for a year or shutting down about seventeen 350 MW coal-fired power plants.
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We call that a good start.
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As a team, we love science and engineering, we love getting our hands dirty with hardware and software, and we love seeing our work make a difference in the real world.
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We've created a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and fun environment based on integrity and treating people right. So no matter your sex, gender, sexual identity, gender identity, race, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, or disabilities, we welcome you and would like to work with you. :-)
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It's never boring, it's always challenging, and we're usually laughing.

A note of encouragement: If you don't meet 100% of the qualifications below, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role's requirements.

Operations IT Infrastructure Engineer

Our IT Infrastructure Engineer works on our External Operations team, which is responsible for the daily operations that allow us to conduct smooth and successful emissions monitoring in order to deliver data to our customers. This role acts as the interface between our Hardware and Flight Operations team, and works with Operations to understand and provide for their technology and information system needs.

The two main aspects of this role are field network architecture/management and fleet management. All of the following are an outgrowth of that focus. In this role, for the field network piece, you will be designing, building, deploying, and maintaining IT infrastructure using the latest technology. You will configure and monitor devices, networks, servers, and systems. You will also troubleshoot and identify system problems, necessary improvements, and the potential for automation across computer systems. Additionally, you will create reports, create test strategies for hardware and software in the field and in remote offices,, and write clean documentation. The fleet management aspect of the role will include negotiating vendor contracts and accessing things like cost, productivity, and utilization. You will also manage inventory - provision, document, ship, organize and track the status of pods (the proprietary tech we affix to the aircraft to take do the remote sensing/gather data). -

The successful candidate will have some experience working with hardware and computers. They must have strong technical skills and a willingness to get their hands dirty playing with some of the following: computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phones.

Life at Kairos

A few important facts about working at Kairos Aerospace:
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- We provide health, dental, and vision insurance, including subsidized coverage for dependents. Our 401K plan does matching based on the amount of methane we removed from the atmosphere in a given year.
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- We think death-march hours are a bad way to run a company. We expect something approximating a 40-hour workweek, but mostly we just care that your work gets done. No, really. (Full disclosure: we occasionally put in some extra hours during crunch periods, but that is the exception, not the norm).
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- We do not track vacation time, nor do we have set hours to be in the office. Instead, we encourage taking real vacations, mental health days, leaving early to pick up the kids, working from home, time-shifting commutes, staying home when you're sick, ducking out to the gym - we believe work time should be flexible.
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In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to 100% remote work aside from hardware, flight operations, operations engineers, or any role that specifically states it is in the office. For most positions, we plan to continue having remote opportunities in perpetuity.
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(We love it when kids make a cameo in a video call.)

Kairos Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Kairos makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Keywords: Kairos Aerospace, Mountain View , Operations IT Infrastructure Engineer, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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