Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! We are searching for a Software Engineer to join our team.

Position Description:

Software Engineers at Oklo contribute to our in-house reactor design and analysis pipeline. Developers support the product used by all reactor engineers to conduct their work.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Software Engineers contribute to many areas of the simulation pipelines, including, but not limited to:

  • Transforming and optimizing the way in which we store reactor data and physics results
  • Improving CI/CD configurations to support different multiphysics analyses
  • Building tools for reactor engineers to visualize, compare, and evaluate reactor designs and their physics
  • Amending physics kernels and models that are developed in-house
  • Developing high-level reactor optimization schemes and statistical experiments to inform design changes
  • Identifying and improving process-related inefficiencies in reactor design that can be solved with our software

Minimum Qualifications:

We also think the following are good indicators of qualifications to do this job:

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering or similar
  • Fluency in Python
  • Proficiency in Git
  • Experience with CI/CD

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience in growing small software organizations
  • Experience working with large data collection pipelines
  • Proficiency with embedded systems
  • Experience with optimization, statistics and design of experiments
  • Knowledge of GitLab CI/CD
  • Prior work developing and implementing software quality assurance programs and testing

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. Excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward.

About Oklo compensation:

Salary: $68,000-$155,000

Salary may fall outside of the range provided and will be dependent on applicant experience.

Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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.