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Every so often I run across a website that mentions they have jobs available.  Since there are Kossacks who are looking for jobs, there ought to be a way to let them know about these listings.  I'm sure there are also other Kossacks who know of jobs and would like to share the information.  I'm not sure the best way to do that but was thinking a weekly round-up where people could post links in the comments might be helpful.

Anyway, below the fold are a couple job openings that I've learned about.

Makani Power is looking for engineers to work on the development of a tethered wind turbine system.  From their website

Makani Power, Inc. is developing an airborne utility-scale wind energy conversion technology. Makani is searching for talented and motivated engineers and scientists with a strong analytical foundation (MS/PhD or equivalent) coupled with significant prototyping experience. Candidates are always invited to apply with backgrounds in:

Aerodynamics and Controls
Power electronics
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering

Specific job openings they have right now are Control Systems Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Experienced Machinist, Prototyping Engineer, Electronics Technician and Experienced Composites Technician or Machinist.  Job descriptions and application information can be found here.

Intridea provides

intelligently designed software to help businesses develop strategic solutions and launch new ideas. Armed with the brightest engineers and designers and positioned at the forefront of the technological ethos, we help businesses disrupt industries.
    "Intrideans are all about writing elegant and efficient code to solve real world problems."
They have a number of job openings for both on-site and remote employees, including Ruby-on-Rails developer, User Interface Designers, User Interface Developer, and an Operations Manager in their DC office.  Job descriptions and application information can be found here.

I learned about Back to the Roots a couple days ago from a link in a diary about aquaponics.  Their story is interesting:  

Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Two months away from graduation, and heading into the corporate world of investment banking & consulting, they came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex's fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of tasty oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. With that one bucket, some initial interest from Whole Foods & Chez Panisse and a $5,000 grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor for social innovation, they decided to forget the corporate route, and instead, become full-time urban mushroom farmers!  

Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home as well!

After ordering both their table-top aquaponics kit and their "grow your own" mushroom kit, I poked around the website a little more and found that they too are hiring.  In their Oakland, CA off they need a Vice President for Sales and Key Account Managers for the East and Midwest; they also need local "Brand Ambassadors" in many parts of the country.  More information is available here.

If others are aware of job openings, please list them in the comments.  And good luck to all job-seekers!

Originally posted to Lujane on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:55 AM PST.

Also republished by Unemployment Chronicles.


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