Gradient’s mission is to cool the world by transforming every home to be more comfortable and healthy for the people who inhabit it — without compromising the environment. Today, heating and cooling equipment emits more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, and expansion in the use of cooling is projected to double these emissions in the next 30 years. However, comfortable buildings are critical for health and productivity, especially among communities who are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Gradient’s vision is a future where everyone has access to comfortable buildings that are fully decarbonized. Our launch product is a direct-to-consumer high-efficiency and low-carbon heat pump.
Develop thermodynamic devices with groundbreaking efficiency to cut carbon emissions and expand access to healthy, comfortable buildings
Manage reliability/lifecycle testing by defining test programs, overseeing tests, and developing countermeasures to observed failures
Design and optimize thermodynamic cycles by guiding the choice of components and operating parameters
Maximize heat transfer efficiency through strategic design of geometry and flow
Design and run experiments, process and understand results, and identify paths forward
Write grant applications and reports to granting agencies
Track record of solving open-ended problems through creative thinking
Experience with reliability testing, statistical analysis of failure data, and root cause analysis
Fundamental understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
Experience with Python/SciPy, MATLAB, or similar
Experience with instrumentation, data collection, and data analysis, e.g. using LabVIEW or microcontroller-based DAQ systems
Solid understanding of engineering design principles
MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical field
Experience with HVAC systems
Paid parental leave
Unlimited PTO within reason
Relocation pack ( out of state applicants only )
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.
Gradient Comfort is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.