Who we are at Osmo:

Osmo is a digital olfaction company, on a mission to give computers a sense of smell to improve the health and wellbeing of human life. Why? Our sense of smell both enriches and saves lives, and has a deep and direct connection to our emotions and memory. Vision and hearing have been digitized, but not scent. It’s time we solve this. We’re bringing an unprecedented combination of software, data, hardware and capital to the historic challenge of giving computers a sense of smell.

We believe in the power of automation and carefully applied AI/ML to solve problems that are beyond what the unaided human mind can tackle on its own. In the first phase of our development, we are using our map of odor along with cutting-edge generative AI to create the next generation of aroma molecules (e.g., the ingredients in the fragrances we wear and the products we use). Beyond fragrance machine olfaction has application across many industries, including manufacturing, military, medicine, and more. Working for Osmo means solving problems using digital olfaction for these customers. We're a hybrid company with a laboratory and center-of-mass in New York, NY and offices in Somerville, MA.

Osmo is hiring a Chemical Sensing Systems Engineer to join our dynamic team.You'll design, build, and integrate innovative sensor solutions for real-world applications. This role requires expertise in chemical sensing principles, electronics, sensor fusion techniques, control systems, and machine learning. You'll actively engage in field testing and provide exceptional technical support to our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Design and Development: Design and prototype chemical sensing systems with custom electronics and sensor arrays.
  2. Sensor Integration: Apply sensor fusion techniques to combine data from multiple sensors (like temperature, pressure, optical, chemical).
  3. Control Systems: Integrate sensing systems into larger control and automation frameworks.
  4. Automation Integration: Conceptualize and execute automation solutions, including robotics, for high throughput data collection.
  5. Data analytics and ML: Develop signal processing and machine learning algorithms to extract insights from sensor data. Analyze product data, providing feedback to engineering and design teams to drive continuous improvement.
  6. Testing and Troubleshooting: Design and conduct thorough prototype testing in both lab and field environments. Diagnose and resolve complex system issues, ensuring high reliability and performance of the systems.
  7. Project Management: Oversee project timelines, resources, and deliverables to ensure successful project completion.
  8. Collaboration and Teamwork: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders, to deliver high-quality solutions.
  9. Research and Development: Stay abreast of the latest advancements in chemical sensing to incorporate cutting-edge technologies into our products.
  10. Documentation and Reporting: Prepare comprehensive documentation and reports on system design, development processes, and system performance analysis.


  • Bachelor’s or higher in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, or a related field..
  • 3+ years of experience in sensor development, systems integration and automation.
  • Strong programming skills (Python preferred).
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in sensor integration and application.
  • Knowledge of robotic systems and their programming.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Ability to work 5 days a week in person at our New York, NY office & lab.

We Offer:

  • Work with an engaging, important challenge: digitizing smell.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.
  • Participation in cutting-edge projects in lab automation and robotics.

Expected Salary: $120,000 - $160,000

If this role inspires you we’d encourage you to apply. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining an incredible team optimized for a diversity of thought, background, and approaches. All employment decisions and responsibilities are determined based on current ability and your ability to grow, without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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