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Founding Product Engineer

Lithos Carbon

Lithos Carbon

United States
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

As a Founding Product Engineer at Lithos, you’ll join as the first hire on the Engineering team and work directly with our Head of Engineering to build the operating system for one of the largest carbon dioxide removal efforts in history.

How does software play a role? Carbon removal is a mass transfer problem. We need to create an entirely new industry capable of removing tens of billions of tons of CO2 — the same order of magnitude as humanity’s entire global production of food, or concrete, and to do all this within the next decade.

Our bet: the best chance of success is by leveraging three industries already capable of this scale: agriculture 🚜, mining 🪨, and transportation 🚚. But just having the physical and human infrastructure is not enough.

At Lithos, we’re building the operating system to plan, orchestrate, track, and optimize enhanced rock weathering. You'll combine deep full-stack technical skills with empathy and design thinking to build and scale our interconnected platform. Some examples of the diverse challenges you might work on:

  • Interactive geospatial tools for mapping, analysis, and optimization
  • Creative automated and human-in-the-loop workflows for digitizing PDF maps and records
  • Pipelines for ingesting, converting, and analyzing raw data logs from agricultural machinery
  • Audit-ready representation, tracking and reconciliation of an array of real-world activities
  • Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for tens of thousands of field samples

About Lithos

Lithos Carbon revolutionizes the carbon capture industry through enhanced rock weathering technology. We work with farmers to spread basalt rock on farmland, which increases soil health and repurposes post-industrial waste. Our technology is aimed at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a fraction of the cost of other methods, while helping farmers improve crop yields. Our team is made up of industry-leading academic scientists and proven entrepreneurs, and we are backed by top-tier investors like Union Square Ventures and Greylock Partners. We started commercializing the technology in 2022 and already signed customers for our permanent carbon removal credits including Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, and McKinsey’s Frontier program. You can read about our work in FastCompany, Axios, and on our blog.