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(Senior) Industrial Control & IoT Engineer

Zurich, Switzerland
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to prototype and lab test the network and controls architectures for our next generation of CO2 capture plants. These use the latest industrial ethernet protocols, PLCs (programmable logic controllers), DCS (distributed controls systems), and IoT platforms.
  • You improve and maintain the Climeworks IoT (Internet of Things) Edge platform, including code updates, product documentation, and connecting new CO2 capture plants to the Climeworks cloud.
  • You supervise and approve supplier plant architecture proposals.
  • You build and maintain infrastructure to test and release the software that runs Climeworks carbon dioxide removal plants.
  • You evaluate new technologies to reduce plant lead time and cost.

Your story

  • You have a bachelor or master’s in computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields.
  • You have a background in control systems (PLC, DCS) and industrial ethernet.
  • You have experience with IoT Edge technologies (Azure / open-source solutions).
  • You have experience with TypeScript, and ideally with React.
  • You have experience with DevOps, GitOps, CICD.
  • You have experience with containerized applications (Kubernetes).
  • Ideally you have experience with Azure Services.
  • You are self-driven, proactive, persistent, and enjoy doing hands-on work.
  • You are a team player and thrive in an environment that is fast-growing and not yet fully defined and established.
  • You are fluent in English; any German knowledge is a plus.

Your team: You will work in a cross-disciplinary team at the fascinating intersection of controls engineering, IT, and carbon capture. Our team of ambitious and creative “makers” includes engineers with five to 25 years of experience in controls, software engineering, mechatronics, and automation.  Our past experience includes building software products for Silicon Valley startups, commissioning gigawatts of power generation across the world, controlling Formula 1 race cars, and launching MPC controls into mass market cars and trucks. Now we’re working together with a common purpose: Remove CO₂ from the air.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

We do not accept candidate profiles from agencies for our positions.

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