Oklo

Emission free, always on power from advanced fission power plants.

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer at Oklo

Location
Sunnyvale, CA or remote / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

Thanks for your interest in Oklo!  We are searching for an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to join our engineering team.

Position Description:

The Instrumentation and Controls Engineer is responsible for developing, analyzing, and integrating measurement and control systems to support reactor operation and power generation.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Develop sensors, instrumentation, and actuators based on multiple constraints.
  • Develop control strategies and algorithms for industrial equipment.
  • Integrate instrumentation and control components into systems and processes.
  • 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 an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer that is:

  • Passionate about clean energy 
  • Passionate about making advanced fission a reality
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Proficient with measurement techniques, signal conditioning, data acquisition, and logic diagrams
  • Proficient with identifying and specifying components based on requirements
  • Experienced implementing feedback control and automation with industrial equipment and processes
  • Experienced with digital networks and communication protocols
  • Experienced with analog and digital circuits
  • Experienced with communicating with vendors and manufacturers
  • Experienced with Python
  • Familiar with thermal energy conversion systems and components
  • Familiar with electricity transmission and power electronics
  • Familiar with Git version control
  • 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 with measurement techniques, signal conditioning, data acquisition, and logic diagrams
  • Experience identifying and specifying components based on requirements
  • Experience integrating instrumentation and control components into industrial systems or processes
  • Experience with analog and digital circuits
  • Experience with Python 

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.

Why you should join 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.