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Engineering Manager (BH0001)

Charm Industrial

Charm Industrial

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024
About Charm
Our mission is to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert excess inedible biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into underground storage for permanent carbon removal. At scale we can use bio-oil to make fossil-free iron.
Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. Since then we’ve scaled to thousands of tons of carbon removal, over a hundred employees, and now have three locations in San Francisco, Colorado, and Kansas. Come join us in 2024 as we aim to become one of the first companies to put 10,000 tons of carbon back underground!
We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.
Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!
About the role
We’re looking for a seasoned leader who wants the opportunity to run a complete product independently – you’d be basically running a startup within a startup.
The goal of your workstream is to utilize our product, bio oil, in an economically beneficial way. The way we believe has the most potential is utilizing bio oil as a fuel for iron reduction, but we want you to always keep an eye out for methods of utilizing the bio oil beyond this one.
You’ll lead a current team of 6 (and continue to grow the team as needed) through a technical roadmap of bringing a market disruptive technology from 0 to 1, and scaling that technology to meet the market size.
Your impact on Charm will be leading our 5-10+ year market opportunities.


  • You will be responsible for developing and executing the team roadmap, which is currently focused on utilizing Charm’s product, bio oil, as a replacement for parts of the ironmaking process. This execution plan and path will be shared with and updated often to Charm’s leadership team.
  • Your roadmap development will include creating key technical milestones that your team of 6+ engineers and technicians will rally around, and work to execute as quickly as possible.
  • You will serve as the final decision maker on technical decisions that relate to safety, workstream prioritization, and resource allocation. This includes how teammate are allocated on different potential pathways for utilizing our bio oil.
  • You will strive to keep the team lean, but advocate for additional teammates when critical to the execution path that you’ve clearly articulated.
  • You will report to the Head of Engineering.

You bring:

  • Proven 3+ years experience leading a cross functional team to deliver results, notably by bringing a technology from 0 to 1.
  • An acumen for business-based decision making, as you know that a technology is only as successful as its ability to disrupt the market.
  • An aptitude for creating clarity across the organization, and an ability to communicate both within your team and synthesize information for other stakeholders. This clarity helps you to get buy-in from both your team and leadership on your strategic direction.

Bonus, if you bring:

  • Experience with developing chemical processes in new or novel ways.
What We Offer
· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k) with a 50% match on contributions up to 6%
· Paid time off, including parental leave
· A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches for onsite employees
· A sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!
Visa Sponsorship Policy
Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.
Our Commitment
Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.