Driven By Impact is Climate People's monthly newsletter focusing on news, insights, and action-packed resources. Read for all of December's updates.
Edition 19: December 2022
Happy Holidays from the Climate People team (Gina, Brendan, Wes, Nick, Devika, Aruna, Abby, and Natalie - left to right)!
A lot happened in climate in 2022. We're so glad to have been on this journey with all of you.
🌱 The Inflation Reduction Act: $370 billion in climate spending over the next ten years.
🌱 Climate Funding: 2022 is on pace to outnumber every other year in venture-capital fundraising, especially in climate investing.
🌱 The Great Realignment: CNBC reported that tech workers are quitting great jobs at companies like Google, Twitter, Meta, etc., to fight climate change.
We're wishing you a very happy holiday season! We're beyond grateful for every one of you and your work to advance climate solutions. Cheers to even more climate innovation in 2023! 💚 🎊
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→ A day in the life of a Software Engineer in Climate. Register for this AMA session with Lowell Bander!
→ Outline your expertise! Tips for writing the experience section of your resume.
→ "Green Collar" jobs hope to recruit big tech talent. Climate is the great realignment.
→ ClimateTech is recession-proof. Why the climate industry is secure for job seekers.
→ It's a scary to be in tech. Why the big tech layoffs provide hiring opportunities for climate companies.
→ Y Combinator is looking for ClimateTech startups. The case for climate innovation.
Nuclear fusion is here to stay!
Earlier this month, for the first time, a nuclear fusion experiment resulted in a net energy gain — more energy was produced than was used to power the experiment.This is a massive breakthrough for the climate and a milestone for the future of clean energy.A clean-energy future is, in fact, possible, and this ground-breaking innovation proved that we're on the right track!
🪴BACK END ENGINEER
Series A Climate FinTech platform is building a super app to address carbon offsets across various banking products (debit cards, saving accounts, rewards programs, green loans and investments, and carbon offset tracking). They recently received their series A funding of over 20M and are hiring two Back End Engineers to work remotely anywhere in the US.
🪴 SENIOR CHEMICAL ENGINEER
We are working with an amazing startup building modular and distributed carbon capture technology that will sequester and convert CO2 on the gigaton scale by installing devices in commercial buildings worldwide. The team is hiring a self-motivated Chemical Engineer to optimize a proprietary polymer sorbent formulation and lead the ongoing scale-up from lab to pilot line manufacturing.
🪴 MOBILE ENGINEER (REACT NATIVE)
Series A Climate FinTech platform is building a super app to address carbon offsets across various banking products (debit cards, saving accounts, rewards programs, green loans and investments, and carbon offset tracking). They recently received their series A funding of over 20M and are hiring two Mobile Engineers to work remotely anywhere in the US.
🪴 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - SAAS PRODUCT
A geographically distributed SaaS company on a mission to reduce fossil fuel usage on our power grids. This rapidly growing team of 10 is looking for passionate team members who care deeply about the effects of fossil fuels on our environment.
🪴 SENIOR HVAC & PLUMBING ENGINEER
We are working with an amazing startup building modular and distributed carbon capture technology that will sequester and convert CO2 on the gigaton scale by installing devices in commercial buildings worldwide. The team is hiring an experienced and adaptable Senior HVAC and Plumbing Engineer.
Here are some of our top pre-vetted and mission-driven candidates. If you're interested in someone, click request information on the anonymous profile and we will make an introduction!
👤🌱 SOFTWARE ENGINEER II CANDIDATE
Motivated mid-career Data Software Engineer is seeking a challenging role with a high-impact climate organization.
This talented job seeker is currently working on complex data challenges related to manufacturing batteries for EVs and energy storage. They develop QC applications improving runtime performance by 90% while significantly reducing DB load.
They are looking for a challenging technical environment that will allow them to grow professionally and stretch their skills. Hungry and motivated engineer!
👤🌱 HEAD OF DATA ANALYTICS CANDIDATE
Our candidate is a phenomenal Head of Analytics/Data Science. They have experience scaling teams (most recently, 5 to 25, and before that, 1 to 20). They are great at dealing with budget/strategy, setting a solid culture, and being impactful leaders who listen to all. They are eager to get into the climate space and are excited to make a significant impact!
👤🌱 STAFF DATA SCIENTIST CANDIDATE
Scientist, strategist, and community builder. Carrying a Ph.D. in Computer Science was their final academic pursuit before diving into a profession in Data Science. They are deeply passionate about agricultural solutions and have operated in the AgTech space for years. They are a driven leader with interdisciplinary, technical background, and they greatly value mentoring and collaborative team-building.
👤🌱 GLOBAL R&D LEADER CANDIDATE
They are looking to apply themselves in the following spaces: Head of Data Science, Venture (Agtech), Corporate Relationship/Executive Director.
Any ClimateTech startup (but particularly AgTech) that needs the expertise to lead a Data Science team and R&D should be curious about this individual. They have a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics and managed DS teams amassing 50 employees. They also carry experience working in digital alliances and partnerships (from the last five years working at a Fortune 500 AgTech Organization) with deep connections in the VC world.
That's all for this edition! Stay tuned for next month's roundup. Thanks for doing your part in mobilizing a workforce transition to work on climate!
Are you wondering how to make a lasting impression after a job interview? Don't forget to send a follow-up email to your interviewer! It's a crucial step that many candidates overlook, but it can make all the difference in standing out from other applicants. To craft an effective email, be sincere, tailor your message to your interviewer, and convey enthusiasm. And don't forget about timing – send your email within one to two days of your interview to show that you're proactive and eager about the position.
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