Careers

We are a unique group of mavericks and misfits, obsessive about saving the planet with our delicious molecular coffee. This is a great place for a new career or to pivot your current path.

We are hiring a whole new batch of team members to be a part of the Atomo™ community.
We are looking for extraordinary humans with a unique blend of emergent thinking, storied experience, and a willingness to explore this new frontier of coffee.

Are you such a person?


Open Positions

INSIDE ATOMO™

See inside the world of Atomo™ and hear a few team members share the passion for their positions, their work life balance and while you are at it, feel free to check out our vibes.

JOIN THE TEAM

Take a few minutes and imagine your future at Atomo™.

Below are the current opportunities we offer, that just may be beckoning for you to apply. Best of luck to you.

If you have inquires about current or future opportunities at Atomo™, please email our Head of People + Culture


Job Description

Atomo is currently seeking an experienced Analytical Chemist to support continued innovation in our bean-less coffee. We have created our flagship flavor profiles, but the world of coffee is vast! The person in this role will help Atomo offer more coffee to more people by supporting the creation of new flavor profiles matching coffee flavors that are enjoyed worldwide.

As a core member of the Innovation team, you will leverage your deep expertise in analytical chemistry to drive Atomo's alchemy: upcycling. This is a hands-on role where your work will support creation of the most sustainable coffee on the planet. You will also be a key team member in Atomo's raw material discovery program, helping farmers and processors to find new revenue streams and reduce waste in the global food system. The Analytical Chemist will report to the Head of Staff; R&D.


What will you be doing

  • Establishing and running in-house analytical methods that will help drive the creation of our beanless coffee technology
  • Working closely with other departments (Innovation, Microbiology, Product and, Ops) to ensure that the analytical chemistry results are most effectively used to improve our processes and products
  • Purchasing and setting up laboratory instruments and equipment required for analyses
  • Establishing systems for the curation and interpretation of analytical results
  • Training junior scientists and research associates so that they can perform these methods with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Performing routine sample analysis on prototypes and production finished products
  • Helping to hire additional analytical chemists and being heavily involved in the growth of the analytical department


Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD or MS in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food Science, Biochemistry or a related field with a focus on analytical methods
  • 4+ (MS) or 2+ (PhD) years of relevant industry experience working in Analytical Methods Development
  • You are highly organized with a strong attention to detail and that you uphold a high degree of rigor
  • A great amount of learning agility with exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Deep understanding of chemistry concepts, QA/QC, and product quality and safety requirements especially as they pertain to food
  • In-depth understanding of a variety of relevant techniques such as HPLC, GC-MS, and LC-MS.
  • Extensive experience in developing analytical methods
  • Extensive people and project management experience across a portfolio of projects
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work under constraints of time and budget
  • Ability to work closely in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team

Even better if you had

  • Experience with GRAS applications or working with the FDA
  • Worked with flavors, extracts and/or fermentation processes
  • Have worked in an startup environment


Additional Details

Pay Range: $100-120k + Equity
Benefits
: Full medical, dental, vision and life insurance


Apply Now


Job Description

Atomo is currently seeking an experienced fermentation scientist. You are an expert in your field, well-versed in fermentation science and microbial physiology and understand the importance and excitement of working in a start-up environment, which includes wearing many hats and being flexible with timelines and direction.

As a critical member of the Innovation team, you will bring an eager entrepreneurial spirit to the table, driving cutting edge innovation, as well as be highly collaborative across projects. In this role, you will design and equip the laboratory, and also interact with the members of the Innovation team in selection of raw material biomass and strains, as well as optimization of fermentation conditions.


What You’ll Do

  • Develop microbial processes to create or enhance Atomo bean-less coffee
  • Establish parameters for optimal growth, environmental stewardship, succession and flavor compound production for bacteria, yeasts & molds for bean-less coffee production
  • Microorganism selection, propagation and management of strain fidelity
  • Design and analyze fermentation experiments
  • Maximize understanding of interactions between bacterial, yeast & mold populations in proprietary fermentations
  • Define factors stimulating & suppressing the growth of bacteria, yeast & fungi present in proprietary fermentations
  • Conduct microbial identification utilizing in-house & external resources
  • Support toxicology studies and technology scaleup
  • Assist with the development of the QC program for industrial fermentation processes
  • Collaborate with QC team and fellow product development scientists to ensure that experiments are designed and executed effectively
  • Maintain individual and co-worker safety as the highest priority by supporting and reinforcing procedures and policies


Skills and Qualifications

  • MS + 4 years or Ph.D. + 2 years in microbiology, molecular biology or related field required with relevant experience and key knowledge of microbial fermentation
  • Experience designing and analyzing microbial fermentation experiments
  • Experience scaling fermentation processes from lab to industrial scale strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are an essential characteristic of a successful candidate due to the highly collaborative nature of the position
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects
  • Strong organization, problem-solving, and quantitative analysis skills are critical
  • Ability to deliver clear, compelling, and effective technical presentations to colleagues and stakeholders


Additional Details

Pay Range: $100-$125k + Equity
Benefits
: Full medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Unlimited PTO


Apply Now



Job Description

Atomo is currently seeking a passionate and experienced Flavor Chemist to drive continued innovation in our bean-less coffee. The person in this role will help Atomo offer more coffee to more people by enabling the creation of new flavor profiles matching coffee flavors enjoyed worldwide.

As a core member of the Innovation team, you will leverage your deep expertise in flavor chemistry to drive Atomo's alchemy: upcycling. This is a hands-on role where you will create aroma and taste compounds that will enhance the most sustainable coffee on the planet. You will also be a key driver of Atomo's raw material discovery program, helping farmers and processors to find new revenue streams and reduce waste in the global food system. The Coffee Flavor Chemist will report to the Head of Innovation as well as Head of Staff; R&D.


What You’ll Do

  • Act as the intellectual driver for Atomo's transformation of upcycled materials into the aromatic compounds in a great cup of coffee
  • Identify promising raw materials to upcycle, and design/validate the pathways to create bean-less coffee using a deep knowledge of food and flavor chemistry
  • Dig into the analytical origins of desired and observed flavor profiles, combining chemical constituencies with sensory observations to guide further development
  • Think creatively, initiating new discovery projects, assembling a cross-functional team and executing cutting edge research and development
  • Lead and mentor a team of junior scientists and technicians to achieve company and personal/professional goals
  • Contribute to the scaleup and deployment of your work through collaboration with Operations, Quality, Marketing and other key stakeholders
  • Facilitate safety and toxicology evaluations


Skills and Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in food science, food chemistry chemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field
  • At least 3 years experience in the creation and evaluation of flavors, ideally using upcycled ingredients
  • Extensive experience in the analytical characterization of aroma and taste by key techniques such as GC/LC-MS, HPLC/UPLC, etc.
  • Experience in the coffee industry is especially valuable
  • Formal training in sensory evaluation strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with biochemistry and green chemistry techniques are a significant plus
  • Proven track record of initiating innovation, both as an individual and as a member of a team
  • Maintains active knowledge and understanding
  • Exhibits a professional attitude at all times; demonstrates a cooperative demeanor, and willingness to help others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels


Additional Details

Pay Range: $110-125k + Equity
Benefits
: Full medical, dental, vision and life insurance


Apply Now



Job Description

Atomo Coffee is currently seeking a Head of Growth who is strategically-minded and driven to succeed! You are highly efficient  and understand the importance as well as excitement of working in a start-up environment, which includes wearing many hats and the opportunity to drive sales and marketing strategies from ideation through fruition. Atomo is preparing to launch its flagship products into the market and you will have the responsibility of creating the team who will get us there.

The Head of Growth will lead the Brand, Marketing and Sales teams as well as be a key asset to the Executive Leadership Team at Atomo. This role will report directly to the CEO.


What You’ll Do

  • Build and develop a team of marketing and sales allstars.
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, brainstorm and execute strategies to support corporate milestones and initiatives
  • Create a cohesive and collaborative work environment across Brand, Marketing and Sales teams to deliver a seamless experience for customers and stakeholders
  • Identify, quantify, prioritize and implement opportunities to test new and emerging channels
  • Drive new channel exploration as well as launch of new products
  • Analyze campaign and channel performance to drive continuous process improvements
  • Develop a deep understanding of our market category, voice, and personas to drive awareness, consideration and conversion to its highest potential. Work closely with product marketing and sales to ensure message optimization and cross-functional alignment.


Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of demand generation and digital marketing for B2B, D2C, and ecommerce businesses ideally with CPG and/or food products
  • Proficient experience launching new CPG (ideally beverage) products to market and new channel development
  • Deep understanding of CPG distribution as well as a proven track record of negotiating contracts and partnerships
  • Sales and Marketing experience in retail, food service and ecommerce channels
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience with high employee engagement and retention
  • An aptitude for servant leadership, you empower team members to hone their crafts and learn new skills, fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven paired with a highly creative mindset


Additional Details

Pay Range: DOE $150-185k
Benefits:
PTO + Sick Leave, Holidays, Equity, Medical-, Dental-, Vision- and Life- Insurance. Personal + Professional Development Program



Apply Now


Job Description

Atomo Coffee is currently seeking a Head of Operations who is self-motivated and driven to succeed! You are highly strategic  and understand the importance and excitement of working in a start-up environment, which includes wearing many hats, being flexible with timelines and direction, and being able to manage cross functional teams in multiple locations effectively .

The Head of Operations will drive the Operations and Production teams as well as be a key asset to the Executive Leadership Team at Atomo. This role will report directly to the CEO.


What You’ll Do

  • Oversee all operation departments including but not limited to, manufacturing/production, supply chain, facility development, fulfillment, and commercialization.
  • Oversee the manufacturing of products, ensuring production-, performance-, and quality- standards are consistently met
  • Review production reports to ensure safety, quality, financial, and delivery goals and standards are met.
  • Develop and execute an operations strategy and budget to meet and exceed key company performance goals, improving reliability, aggressive cost reductions, inventory target capacity growth.
  • Meet customer quality and delivery requirements.
  • Maximize business growth and profitability through strong analytical, collaborative, and influencing skills.
  • Work cross functionally with the innovation teams to create seamless scaling of benchtop formulas to pilot production to commercialization.
  • Develop and manage critical business partners both domestically and internationally
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership team, be a role model of servant leadership across the organization supporting new initiatives across departments, diving deep and upholding company values through lived experiences with all employees, as well as participating fully in all company activities


Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience leading diverse operation teams, manufacturing and facility development ideally in the food and/or CPG space
  • Expertise in strategy development, cost management, and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage capital expenditures, budgeting and expense control,  as well as forecasting plant performance metrics.
  • Proficient experience working with global suppliers and setting up international manufacturing
  • Startup experience is a bonus, especially during early stage growth through commercialization
  • Proficient experience developing business relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Progresive experience working in food manufacturing, supply chain management and leadership roles
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or related field
  • Multilingual is a huge plus but not mandatory
  • Six Sigma/ Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement process knowledge preferred but not required


Additional Details

Pay Range: DOE $150-185k
Benefits:
PTO + Sick Leave, Holidays, Equity, Medical-, Dental-, Vision- and Life- Insurance. Personal + Professional Development Program.



Apply Now

Job Description

Atomo is currently seeking an experienced Process Engineer. You are proficient in your field, serving as the company’s technical expert in food processing. You will play key roles in process design and scaleup, deployments, improvements and facility construction. You understand the importance and excitement of working in a start-up environment, which includes wearing many hats and being flexible with timelines and direction.


As a critical member of the technology and innovation team, you will be liaison between R&D and Operations, have expert communication and team building skills, as well as enjoy leading and managing projects. The Process Engineer will be the technical lead on changes to existing process systems in the facilities, scaling production volumes for new lines, and deployment of new processing technologies. The responsibilities of this role are carried out at Atomo facilities and contract manufacturers for the company.


What You’ll Do

  • Act as the engineering lead on scaleup and commercialization of new product innovations
  • Initiate, implement, and justify modifications in the areas of quality, throughput, sustainability, material and/or utility savings, and other metrics
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and seek innovative solutions that will minimize downtime, improve overall efficiencies, and product quality attributes.
  • Implement improved processes, procedures, and specifications through the utilization of all resources
  • Research equipment and materials to accomplish the needs for new or revised processes or products at the best reasonable cost
  • Partner with the R&D and Manufacturing teams to analyze process and equipment performance data to improve product quality, optimize system throughput, root cause analysis troubleshooting, corrective and preventive actions, and reduce costs
  • Coordinate with construction firms and manage the buildout of new processing lines and additions to existing lines
  • Assist with plant redesign/layout, and new product scale-up projects for commercializationDevelop project plans with an appropriate amount of detail for the size and scope of the project
  • Synchronize all projects schedules to maximize efficient utilization of resources and avoid conflicting priorities, track and monitor progress on all open projects
  • When assigned, act as project manager for those completed projects requiring coordination and planning of many different disciplines, including supervising, coordinating and directing the efforts of outside consultants, if needed
  • Expect 20% travel; focused on brand / product specification adherence and process improvement with contract manufacturers


Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of progressive experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lean / Greenbelt preferred
  • Experience in food processing industry, preferably consumer packaged goods
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Proven track record of initiating innovation both as an individual and as a member of a team
  • Maintain active knowledge and understanding in areas beyond process development, including product and package development, quality assurance, project engineering, and thorough understanding of marketing needs and financial hurdles
  • Food safety systems requirements; especially pertaining to equipment, maintenance and sanitation requirements
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing operations equipment and technology
  • Experience managing facility construction projects, including construction planning, oversight, permitting, budgeting and other aspects of a complex deployment
  • Exhibits a professional attitude at all times; demonstrates a cooperative demeanor, and willingness to help others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and develop action plans based on results
  • Detail oriented and follow-through
  • Competent in Statistical Process Control
  • B.S. in Food Engineering, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field required


Additional Details

Pay Range: $100-125k + Equity
Benefits: Full medical, dental, vision and life insurance


Apply Now



Job Description

Atomo Coffee is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic who is self-motivated and a quick study on diverse machinery! You are dependable, adaptable  and are excited about working in a start-up environment, which includes wearing many hats, being able to jump across the aisle to help a colleague and opportunities to learn production skills.

The Senior Maintenance Mechanic will be a key member of the operations team, and will lead the preventative maintenance program, troubleshooting, and repair of all production equipment and facilities. This role will report directly to the Production Manager.


What You’ll Do

  • Perform all needed preventative maintenance and emergency repairs in support of Production needs.
  • Create regular preventative maintenance schedules and train production staff on “quick fixes”
  • Resolve equipment malfunctions by evaluating performance breakdowns, identifying the root cause and taking corrective action.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained at a level to produce maximum production at the lowest cost, the highest quality, and utilizing optimum safety standards.
  • Develop work order documents, standard reporting procedures, and other tools to increase efficiency in maintenance scheduling and execution
  • Participate in continuous improvement process
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of maintenance and product support areas
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for maintenance processes
  • Recognize both internal and external customers and manage relationships
  • Ensure compliance with GMPs and safety policies while planning and completing projects.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of electrical systems including 110-480V systems, AC & DC control systems, installing, troubleshooting and repair
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic, plumbing and pneumatic systems
  • Knowledge of refrigeration systems, Glycol. (preferred by not required)
  • Welding-TIG, MIG, Stick, etc. Stainless / Sanitary equipment experience (helpful but not required)
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance in accordance with Washington State Law
  • Forklift and pallet-jack certification
  • Knowledge of plant mechanical processes sufficient to analyze performance trends and recommend and initiate corrective actions to improve process performance
  • Working knowledge of PLC controls (helpful, but not required)
  • Boiler certification preferred not required
  • Critical team player, willing to jump in and learn production as well as train colleagues on your skillset


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Stand for extend periods of time
  • Walk, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and climb over equipment within the production area as well as loading zones
  • Converse in a range of environments from loud production areas to office space.

The employee must be able to:

  • Use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds often, using proper bending and lifting. Lift 25 pounds overhead repeatedly and safely.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far vision, depth perception, color determination, hand/eye coordination, and hand/eye/foot coordination and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Other required abilities include reading, calculation, measuring, planning, interpreting, explaining, and compiling data.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however louder noise levels may be experienced when production is occurring or when maintenance work is being performed. Environmental conditions in the plant include exposure to elevated surfaces, vibration, moving objects, noise, slippery floors, electrical hazards, heat, and mechanical hazards.


Additional Details

Pay Range: DOE $60-70k
Benefits:
PTO + Sick Leave, Holidays, Equity, Medical-, Dental-, Vision- and Life- Insurance. Personal + Professional Development Program.



Apply Now

ABOUT

THE ATOMO™ MISSION

Discover more about our core values, our mission and our vision.
Explore the journey where a career at Atomo™ could take you.

Follow us
Every sip saves the planet™
JOIN ATOMO™ ACTION